Introduction: How to Vintage-ize a Compass

How to make a compass look like it lived in the age of exploration.

Step 1: Get Your Materials

•a compass (duh)
•spray paint
•leather, rope, or a chain

Step 2: Prepping

Rip off that lame old string. Then cover the arrow part, because if that gets painted on its useless.

Step 3: Paint

I added a layer of black to tone down the bright orange and to make it look more aged, then paint it with a metallic color like silver or bronze. Then take the tape off

Step 4: Details

Add details to the front like a drawing or a symbol. I cut the top off of a small candle then glued it on.

Step 5: DONE!

Step back and enjoy your work!


Colonel Hogan (author)2014-10-11

This is AWESOME! I remember at my school we brought spraypaint to paint our model rockets and somebody brought gold spraypaint and painted rocksand it looked like gold, thats the paint im gonna use

DE4D POOL (author)2014-07-09

I spray paint almost everything I make for that exact reason


This looks awesome, I love the wolf! I love how spray paint can transform things! It's amazing!