Step 1: Materials
- material for the base: flexible, flat plastic or copper wire and copper sheeting
- spice jar or other housing
- Goo Gone (if necessary)
- black acrylic paint
- three, bright white LEDs
- three, 150 ohm resistors
- solid-core wire
- 2 coin batteries and battery holder
- electrical tape
- small piece of foam
- hair comb or hair band
- hot glue gun
- paint brush
- soldering station and solder
Step 2: Make the base
Cut an oval out of your plastic. Make small cuts on two sides (see the second image) and hot glue them together to create a slight concave shape. You may paint the top surface if you'd like. For the original, I used the leftover blue fabric from my skirt so it would match.
Step 3: Make the housing
Use the Goo Gone to get the label off of your spice jar. Cut the jar with a hacksaw to be your preferred height. Sand the outside of the jar to make it diffuse the light a bit.
Make a roof out of plastic or copper sheeting by cutting out a circle, cutting one slit to the center, and hot gluing it to make it concave (somewhat similar to the base). Hot glue the roof to the top of the dome, and paint it black.
Add window mullions to the outside by painting four thick lines equally spaced, with two thinner lines between them, and two horizontal lines all the way around (see the final image for a better idea).
Step 4: Set up the LEDs
Solder the power and ground wires to the battery pack's wires and, using electrical tape, secure the LED "tree" on top of the case so that the LEDs stand straight up. Turn on your battery pack to make sure your soldering worked.
Step 5: Finishing up
Cut a space into the foam for the battery pack. Hot glue the foam to your base and the battery pack to the base.
Turn on your LEDs and put the housing on top to check out the light!
Finally, hot glue the hair comb or hair band to the base. Now wear your new fascinator everywhere!