Introduction: Minecraft Torch Bookmark Book Light

Materials:
  • Stainless thin conductive thread (2-ply)
  • Felt squares in Brown, Dark Brown, Yellow & Gold (or whatever colors you like)
  • LilyPad LED Board (we used Yellow)
  • LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder with on/off switch
  • Coin Cell Batter CR2032
  • Liquid Stitch Glue
  • Needle
  • Scissors
Step 1:

The first thing I did was create a template from a papercraft which can be found at FPSXGames (http://www.fps-x-games.com/2013/03/printable-papercraft-minecraft-torch.html).  I cut out part of the papercraft that was the right size for making a torch bookmark to use when cutting the felt.


Cut out a piece of the regular brown felt the size of your bookmark template.  Then, using the torch template as a guide, cut out the other felt pieces you will need to complete the torch.

Step 2:

Using Liquid Stitch, glue the pieces on your brown bookmark base to resemble the Minecraft Torch.  You only need a little glue as you want it to dry quickly because you will be sewing on the felt next.

Step 3:

Using a small amount of glue, attach the LED Board & LED Battery Holder  where you want them on your bookmark.

You will be sewing both pieces to the bookmark so you are only holding it in place rather than trying to attach it permanently with the glue.

Step 4:

Cut off about 24 inches of conductive thread, thread your needle, then attach the thread to the backside of your bookmark and make a knot to hold the thread securely in place.  You can do this by pulling your needle through the fabric and leaving about 1/2-1 inch tail.  Holding the tail with your finger, then pull the needle through the fabric again to make a loop.  Take your needle through the loop and pull tightly to make a knot.  You can repeat this to make a second knot or move on to the next step.

Step 5:

Now that your thread is secure, bring your needle through one of the + holes in your battery holder.  Now, bring your needle through on the outside of the + hole through the back of the fabric.  Repeat two more times to be sure your holder is secure.  Now you are ready to stitch the positive trace. 

Using a running stitch (https://www.instructables.com/id/sewing-how-to-running-stitch/), stitch a path from your battery holder to the + hole in your LED Board.  You will attach the thread to the LED Board the same way you did with the battery holder.

Once your LED Board is secure, knot off the thread on the backside of the bookmark.  You can do this by bringing your needle through a nearby stitch on the back, creating a loop and pulling the thread tightly.  Cut off the thread about 1/4-1/2" from your knot.  Put a small dot of glue on the knot to be sure it does not come undone.

Step 6:

Repeat steps 4 & 5 to create the connection on the negative side of the bookmark.

Step 7:

Glue another piece of the brown felt on the back of the bookmark to cover your stitches.  You can decorate this side to look like a torch or just leave it as is.

Step 8:

You bookmark is now ready!  Insert you battery in the battery holder making sure the + & - sides are in the right place and turn on the switch.  Your bookmark should light up.




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craftclarity made it! (author)2014-06-05

Cool!!!!

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