Make your own Harry Potter wand with this step-by-step guide

Your house will look like Olivander's stockroom in no time...

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Fed up of using pencils, wooden spoons and kindling as makeshift wands? You’re in luck. If you want to get your hands on a genuine-looking Harry Potter-style wand (and you’re feeling crafty) this Reddit user has the answer. 

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All you need is a bunch of wooden dowels (available at all good DIY stores), a Dremel power tool (other brands are available), protective goggles, a hot glue gun, various shades of brown paint, paintbrushes and varnish. Plus patience, dedication and a steady hand. 

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Follow the instructions correctly, and you should have yourself 24 wands that JK Rowling herself would be proud to wave. 

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And, failing that, you can always buy yourself an official HP wand here