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.

Step 1: What You Will Need:

  • A journal/diary or notebook
  • Cardboard cereal (or other food) boxes also known as paperboard
  • Blue paint (Tardis blue)
  • Black paint
  • Gloss finish (or use gloss paint)
  • Strip of cloth
  • Tissue paper
  • My template
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes/sponge
Really good! Plus if you're cutting the panels a cutting knife is what you're looking for.<br>So much easier than fiddling around with scissors.
Nice. At first glance I though it was made out of leather.
<p>great work im a big fan of Doctor Who im totaly going to make this.</p><p>sorry about my spelling</p>
<p>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p><p>AT LAST!!!!!!! AN EASY RIVER SONG DIARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND HAS ONE SHE BOUGHT, AND I HAVE BEEN SOOOO ENVIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
Thanks so much! I made mine a little differently but I still love it!
This is awesome
<p>Ah! River Song's Notebook! Love this</p>
<p>WOW! Amazing job!</p>
Thanks. Did my own binding. Liked the end result. Going to give as a Christmas present to my gf during the special.
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!
Great concept, and it looks great!
Thats pretty awesome
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!!!
Thats pretty awesome
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.
Oh, this is gorgeous! <br> <br>(And you don't want to laser-cut it, because you'll lose the battered, hand-made look of the original.)

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