Because I don't really have the funds to purchase one of the Noble Collection's official movie prop replicas - in particular, the magic wands, I looked to make a few for myself.
After a search on the web, I actually found directions on how to make a wand from a wooden dowel and clay from a glance on Pinterest.com.
I first started out on a couple attempts to replicate the Severus Snape wand.
The first try was OK - but I felt I could do better.
I liked the second try. But I still think I can improve.
Then, I tried to make a copy of the Harry Potter wand.
It's not an exact replica at all - but it is good enough for me.