Here’s how I made my fabulous TARDIS headpiece.
Step 1: gather these ingredients:
- 16 gauge floral wire
- Empty plastic spice container (mine was about 6 inches high by 2 inch diameter)
- Paint of your choice (I used my husband’s burnished copper leftover from his miniature painting days)
- card stock
- Fabric covered 3/4 inch thick headband
- Glue gun
- hand saw
- If you want it to light up (and who doesn’t?) you’ll also need:
- Battery operated tea light (they sell them at the dollar store…)
Step 2: Remove label from your spice jar and cut it down to size with your saw (I made mine xxx inches high). Leave the screw top portion so you can open and close your lantern. (Here is where I painted everything and let it dry for a bit before proceeding).
Step 3: Drill 4 holes equidistant from one another around the perimeter of the jar.
Step 4: Cut two strips of wire and wrap them around the circumference of the jar. Leave them on the jar.
Step 5: Cut indents into the top of the spice jar so a wire can rest there. Insert a wire in one drilled hole, loop it over the top of the jar, resting in the indents and back into the drilled hole on the opposite side. Repeat for second set of holes. Glue in place on inside of jar.
Step 6: Glue circumference circles in place on the “back” side of the jar. (Choose an ugly side). Be sure to hide the glue under one set of longitudinal wires. Add spots of glue to keep each circle sitting properly.
Step 7: Cut a circle of cardstock (mine was about 3 inches diameter). Cut a slit in the circle and overlap cut edges to form a cone. Glue together and glue to the top of the lantern on top of the criss-crossing wire.
Step 8: Glue one end of the velcro to the battery cover on the tea light. Glue the other end of the velcro to the inside of the spice jar cover. Glue top of spice jar cover to headband at desired location.