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Upcycled Golden Magic Wand

DecoArt® Matte Metallics™

Upcycled Golden Magic Wand
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Upcycled Golden Magic Wand

designed by Crimson Duvall

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

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Americana Enchanted Shimmer

  • Gold (DES02)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Canyon Orange (DA238)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Moody Blue (DA389)

DecoArt® Matte Metallics™

  • Gold (DMMT02)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (fine grit)
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • X-Acto® knife (or sharp edge)
  • wood stick
  • small paintbrush
  • finding (small; like a snail shell)


  1. Using an X-Acto knife or sharp edge, carve some texture into the stick. (Or shave off some of the bark.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Sand any rough edges.
    Step 1 Example
  3. To form the handle, wrap hot glue around the end of the wand. (Tip: keep rotating the stick until the glue has cooled.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Pick out a finding to attach to the end of the wand. (I used a snail shell, but it could be whatever you choose.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Glue the finding to the end of the wand. Allow to cool.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Mix Moody Blue with Canyon Orange 1:1. Mix with water to have a wash and use to the entire surface of the wand.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint on Canyon Orange to the entire surface, leaving some of the basecoat wash showing through.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint a layer of Gold Enchanted. Allow to dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. On the raised areas of the handle, paint on Gold Matte Metallic. Allow to dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. 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.
    Step 9 Example
  11. For sparkly accents, paint on Clear Ice Comet.
    Step 10 Example
  12. This is a fun craft for children and adults that can be customized to your tastes.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Pair the wand with other magical crafts to create your very own customized d├ęcor.
    Step 12 Example
  14. A great mixed media project!
    Step 13 Example