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It probably goes without saying that Max was excited when he got his Hogwarts letter for Christmas, and he found out that we were heading to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter the next day. Besides the trip, he also got his Harry Potter wand that day, ahead of the trip. (You can wait until you’re in the park, or you can order online) As he practiced his wand motions before we got to the park, I realized something.
The wand is “fragile” because the tip features a specially reflective surface that allows the magic to work, and I didn’t want to end up being stuck carrying it when Max was tired of holding it, so I wanted to have a way for him to be able to hang onto it himself, without needing me or Jamie to rescue it.
Enter Max’s great-grandma, Gaby, and her sewing machine.
After a few quick measurements and some denim fabric scraps, she whipped this holster up for him, and saved the day! (Or as Jamie calls it, a “wandolier”)
We embellished it in a few ways; Max got a Hogwarts Express luggage tag in his stocking, and it was the perfect solution to put his name on the holster. I filled the card with my cell phone number and we attached it to the sash. He didn’t take the thing off the whole time we were in the parks, but I liked having something attached to it, just in case it got misplaced.
Is also turned into a lanyard of sorts over the days; he pinned his “First Visit” button to the sash, as well as an enamel Hogwarts pin. He also got a Gryffindor keychain with his name on it, so we attached that as well.
Make your own wand holster
- Fabric for sash: You could also use a wide ribbon for this! (39″ x 2″)
- Fabric for pocket (3.5″ x 18″)
- Velcro (1″ x 2.5″)
Stitch the long pocket, with velcro at the top to hold it closed, leaving about a 4″ opening at the top to make it easy to get the wand in and out.