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Quidditch Diorama Clock

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For Halloween I made a diorama clock (http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Diorama-Clock/). I wanted to make something on a smaller scale using a wrist watch.  It took me a while to decide on the theme for the diorama, but I happened to be watching a Harry Potter movie, when I thought, how about quidditch.  So in this diorama (which is 5cm diameter), the snitch travels around on the second hand, a Gryffindor seeker on the the minute hand and the Slytherin seeker (who is hanging off his broom) on the hour hand.  The hoops mark the 6 and 12 o'clock position, while the others times are marked by the viewing stands of the stadium.

 
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Step 1: What you will need

  • Small glass jar (the one I used held face cream)
  • Watch
  • Polymer clay
  • Thin wood (I used 1/32" basswood from a hobby shop)
  • Wire
  • Sharpies
  • Green felt or craft foam
  • Needle nose plyers
  • Vegetable steamer and pot

Step 2: The stadium

I cut a one centimetre strip of thin wood, it was as a bit larger than the circumference of the inside of the jar.   With a pot of water and vegetable steamer I steamed the wood until I was able to bend it enough to fit inside the jar.  This took roughly 10-15 minutes.  I cut off the extra wood so the ends met flush.  I also stained the wood using a brown coloured sharpie diluted with alcohol.  I needed to work quickly here as the wood was beginning to become less flexible and difficult to fit back into the jar.  Once the wood was ready I slipped it into the jar and positioned it near the bottom rim (there was no need to glue it, as the wood dried it was stuck in place.)
mcrn6 months ago

How do you get such a loose watch?

your amazing ChrysN that's awesome!!!
P.S [to anyone reading this] i am new to this so if you guys/girls have any starting tips for me please just sent me it
please i need help: (
ChrysN (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
Thanks!
Janipun2 years ago
Very cute and perfect project for us Potter fans! Thanks.
derte842 years ago
Nice! I got a similar idea for a snowglobe
Gaark2 years ago
This is really cool! Can we have a little video perchance?
ChrysN (author)  Gaark2 years ago
Video added. You can see the snitch moving, but the two players move at a much slower rate, so you won't really notice it.
Gaark ChrysN2 years ago
very cool :D
Genuisminds2 years ago
im a big harry potter fan and this is the kind of stuff i love to make! thanks!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This is amazing
susanrm2 years ago
Really cool! A great way to reuse a jar, and could stand alone without the watch too.
That is beyond adorable. :O
ChrysN (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Cute idea! So, if it's made with a wristwatch, is it still wearable?
ChrysN (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
I guess you could if you cut holes in the base and run a strap through. I never really thought about wearing it since it is a bit bulky for my taste. But interesting idea.