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Deathstick, the Elder Wand, Wand of Destiny.... whatever you want to call it, one thing is undeniable; Dumbledore's wand is awesome! We all wish we could own it, I mean, who doesn't?! In fact, I do have the official Noble Collection replica, but wanted something a little more robust to carry around at conventions, etc, so I set out to make my own!

In this Instructable I will teach you how to make an accurate replica of Dumbledore's wand on a zero budget, all in just a few hours (not including drying time).

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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You don't need much to be able to complete this Instructable. I used items that I already had lying around the house and in my craft cupboard. Feel free to substitute any of the items for anything else you may have at hand (for example, knitting needles or chopsticks would make a suitable base for the wand)


  • paintbrush
  • craft knife
  • (*optional*) sponge - to add some of the finer paint details


  • wooden dowel (1/4" thick, at least 15"/38cm long)
  • air-drying modelling clay
  • acrylic paints:
    • white
    • brown
    • black (or dark brown)
  • PVA glue (to seal the paint and stop it from chipping off as easily)
  • fine point marker pen
  • cocktail stick or other pointy instrument - to create the holes in the clay

You should also have some reference images to guide you along with this project. I have included a photograph of the official replica with added measurements to help you out.

Moviepropcreator made it!7 months ago
Awesome thanks
PaulT1711 year ago

i did it.thank you for the tutorial

Maroon 31 year ago

Keep making wands!!!

Maroon 31 year ago


Alper041 year ago

Wow, this looks surprisingly real. I have a replica that I bought a few years ago and its actually hard to tell the difference

TerrabyteProps (author)  Alper041 year ago

Wow! Thank you! That really is high praise indeed. Let's hope my other wands turn out just as good. :)

Great looking wand. Very good and easy to follow instructions. I will be trying to make one very soon. Thank you for posting this!

TerrabyteProps (author)  Cats Dragon1 year ago

Thank you! If you do make one, I'd love to see a photo or two to see what you come up with. :)

(BTW if you have any questions or aren't sure about one part, let me know and I'll try my best to help out)

Swansong1 year ago

That's an awesome replica, it looks great!

TerrabyteProps (author)  Swansong1 year ago
Thanks! :)