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Here is a great gift for the Doctor Who fan in your life, a Doctor Who Tardis Diary. If you've seen the Doctor Who episodes you are probably familiar with River Song's diary.  It as given to her by the Doctor to keep track of their meetings and adventures together (spoilers!) and resembles the Tardis.  This is an easy to make imitation using cardboard cereal boxes and blue paint.
 
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Step 4: Cut panel

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This next step requires quite a bit of cutting.  It is a chore and leaves you wishing for a laser cutter.  You can use my template below, but you may need to resize it to fit the size of your journal.  We will need to cut three different shapes.  Two of the large outer frame, four of the inner frame and sixteen panels. I cut all of these from cereal boxes, if there boxes are different shades of grey or brown don't worry the paint will cover it up.  We also need to cut four other pieces, these fit along the outside of the spine.  You can see how they are placed in the last picture of step 6 (if forgot to add these until after I did the tissue paper, oops).
This is awesome
StarwarsChick6 months ago

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5923r7 months ago

Ah! River Song's Notebook! Love this

NSalkoff10 months ago

WOW! Amazing job!

vlameirao11 months ago
Thanks. Did my own binding. Liked the end result. Going to give as a Christmas present to my gf during the special.
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ChrysN (author)  vlameirao11 months ago
Cool, that looks great!
Fantastic!!!!!! It is just what I was looking for
Nice idea with the wrapping paper- it looks so much like leather!
kmac11 year ago
Great concept, and it looks great!
nfk111 year ago
Thats pretty awesome
ChrysN (author)  nfk111 year ago
Thanks!
nfk11 ChrysN1 year ago
np
Spoilers! I love this! I've been contemplating making one for a long time...looks like I know what to make myself for Christmas! :) thanks!
OMG!!! soooooooooo cool!!!
nfk111 year ago
Thats pretty awesome
radcom1 year ago
There is a hi-res scan of the original prop on the BBC doctor who site as a pdf book cover it here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/isite-downloads/doctorwho/masks_and_makes/makes/rivers_diary_cover.pdf which must be of use to someone
How fun! Thank you for sharing.
Kiteman1 year ago
Oh, this is gorgeous!

(And you don't want to laser-cut it, because you'll lose the battered, hand-made look of the original.)
ChrysN (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
Thanks!