Picture of Quidditch Diorama Clock
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.

Step 1: What you will need

Picture of 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
mcrn1 year 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 Shadows3 years ago
Buckbeak3 years ago
Very cute and perfect project for us Potter fans! Thanks.
derte843 years ago
Nice! I got a similar idea for a snowglobe
Gaark3 years ago
This is really cool! Can we have a little video perchance?
ChrysN (author)  Gaark3 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 ChrysN3 years ago
very cool :D
Genuisminds3 years ago
im a big harry potter fan and this is the kind of stuff i love to make! thanks!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
This is amazing
susanrm3 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)  jessyratfink3 years ago
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Cute idea! So, if it's made with a wristwatch, is it still wearable?
ChrysN (author)  mikeasaurus3 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.