Making Magic Wands For Halloween

Making Magic Wands For Halloween. Magic wands here at Chez Collard are a crucial part of Halloween. How can you turn that one annoying trick or treater into a toad without a good spell or two? Half the fun is creating a spooky new one every year. It’s the easiest DIY you’ll do this fall.


Most of the materials can be found in the backyard, and grab some ribbons, glass gems and whatever else is rattling around in your crafts bin and voila! Your wands!

(Editor’s note: if you like the goofy-looking eyeball thingie in the jar with the wands, it’s one of The Todd’s genius little “corn critters,” learn how to make them here. And if you need more materials for your wands, find everything you see on our Amazon page here.)


Low-Stakes Halloween Crafting – the Medallion Wreath! 10.22.19

Low-Stakes Halloween crafting – the medallion wreath. It’s a pretty Halloween wreath with almost zero effort. The low-stakes crafting we’ve all been looking for!

BTW: are you looking for more easy Halloween crafts? Try out our adorable Corn Critters here, make your own custom Harry Potter-esque wand here, and create your own Halloween Tree here.


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Do you realize we’re in the Turkey Zone? If you don’t eat it now, you really can’t have it until Thanksgiving. Here’s Todd’s No-Fail Turkey video. BTW: if you haven’t checked out Todd’s classic cooking a turkey on a Weber grill – more room in the oven for side dishes! – it’s one of our most popular YouTube videos here.


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When did Pennywise the Clown become Halloween’s most popular costume? I have clown “issues” as it is! We’ve got the complete list of the most-Googled Halloween costumes for 2019. Sexy unicorns? Really?

Drunk Grocery Shopping. It’s a Thing. – 9.26.19

Drunk Grocery Shopping. It’s a Thing. Would you like a beer garden in your local grocery store? It’s an idea that Smith’s is proposing. (What would you call that? SUI? Shopping under the influence?)


Our Pinterest-worthy magic wand DYI video. Wingardium Leviosa! BTW: Getting all Halloween-y? Check out our 5 Minute Corn Critters hereLooking to build some new Halloween season traditions with your kids? We’ve got some fun ones here.


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You’ll never guess who’s the new celebrity voice for Alexa and Echo. I want the uncensored version. “Alexa, please make big celebrity guy sing me Happy Birthday?”


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Jennifer Lawrence is getting married! And someone put up her wedding registry. Well, actually, Jennifer put up her wedding registry on like, she’s wanting you to buy her that cheese slicer. And while she’s always struck me as the kind of girl who’d be fun to go out and have a beer with, here, she sounds reeeally different.

“Planning a wedding is sooo exciting, but it can be hectic. For anyone needing a little inspiration, I thought it would be fun to collaborate with Amazon to share some of my favorite wish-list items…”

Does this seem creepy to anyone else? Amazon is calling Jennifer an “actress and a philanthropist.” For posting $80 martini glasses? I don’t know, do you see it differently?


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Things you wouldn’t think you would have to specifically forbid your police force to do- like sexting while on duty. Seriously. The agency that certifies and disciplines police officers in Utah actually had to write a specific clause to ban police officers from sexting or… uh… “entertaining” themselves while on duty. Now that I know this, the next time I’m signing a speeding ticket (it’s an annual thing) I’m using my own pen, thank you, officer.


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For something much happier in Tell Me Something Good: the amazing billionaire who spoke at Morehouse College’s graduation last year told the all African-American graduates that he was paying off their student loans. Can you imagine? Now, he’s telling all the parents and extended family who scrimped and saved to help their kids through college that he’s paying off the loans they took out for their kid’s education as well. The bar has been set, my friends.

Making a Paper Medallion Wreath For Halloween – Easy DIY – 10.17.18

Erin here – you know any craft I’m showing you is going to be ridiculously simple- because I’m a simpleton. Paper medallions are big in holiday decor this year, so I’m going to show you how to make one into a nice big Halloween wreath with limited effort. And ideally, minimal glue gun burns. Plus! I’ll show you how to get rid of all those irritating little threads of strung-out glue that make your project look sloppy.


(Editor’s note: for more fun with a “cool” hot glue gun and all the supplies you need for this craft, head to our page here.)

Also! More easy Halloween crafts for kids with our Halloween Tree here, and Magic Wand-Making 101 here, and “Corn Critters” here. All designed to make your house look cooler than Martha Stewart’s.