Hola, Cauldron Crafters!
I suppose I should admit that I'm a Harry Potter fan. I've watched the movies since the first one came out, and I'm just now going back and reading the books. (I have a personal preference to watch first, then read for details later... don't judge!)
Now, I'm not a midnight movie go-er. Frankly, I have a 3 year old and I value sleep more than that... I'm more of a quiet fan. But my inner fan certainly peeked out when the lovely Donkey emailed me this tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-awesome-Harry-Potter-wand-from-a-sheet-of-/#step1
Seriously, pretty easy. A bit time consuming but very easy overall. I filled mine wholly with hot glue to make it stiffer - the instructions indicate that you can use a second piece of paper or a chopstick, but I did hot glue. It's successfully stiff and feels a bit like a lightweight wood!
Here is my first attempt:
Not bad, eh?! I plan to make several more and stick the lot into an apothecary jar onto a shelf. A nice, spooky addition to Halloween decor, and a double bonus if you plan to be a witch or wizard for Halloween this year!
If you've got a lot of time on your hands, or don't get a lot of trick or treaters, they'd be a pretty rad hand-out with the candy, too. Party favors?
I'm totally having a friend over in October for a Sorcerer's Stone and Wand-Making party!
Don't forget to link up any of your Halloween themed crafts over at the Fabric Donkey for a chance to win the fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake Fabrics!