Upcycled Golden Magic Wand

Upcycled Golden Magic Wand

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 23rd 2020

Add more even magic to a "magic wand" with DecoArt® Matte Metallics™.


    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • hot glue gun
    • X-Acto® knife
    • wood stick
    • small paintbrush
    • finding


    1. Using an X-Acto knife or sharp edge, carve some texture into the stick. (Or shave off some of the bark.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Sand any rough edges.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. To form the handle, wrap hot glue around the end of the wand. (Tip: keep rotating the stick until the glue has cooled.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Pick out a finding to attach to the end of the wand. (I used a snail shell, but it could be whatever you choose.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Glue the finding to the end of the wand. Allow to cool.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Mix Moody Blue with Canyon Orange 1:1. Mix with water to have a wash and use to the entire surface of the wand.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint on Canyon Orange to the entire surface, leaving some of the basecoat wash showing through.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint a layer of Gold Enchanted. Allow to dry.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. On the raised areas of the handle, paint on Gold Matte Metallic. Allow to dry.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint Lamp Black into the recessed areas of the want. Wipe back the paint with a paper towel to allow the metallic paint to show.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. For sparkly accents, paint on Clear Ice Comet.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. This is a fun craft for children and adults that can be customized to your tastes.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Pair the wand with other magical crafts to create your very own customized décor.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. A great mixed media project!
    28. Instruction #14