LARP Flask, Faux Medievel Belt Container

Introduction: LARP Flask, Faux Medievel Belt Container

Never mind if you are an elf or a wizard, a fighter or common village folk. The everlasting problem is where to put your handkerchief.
Put this little flask on your belt and place your coins, keys or candy inside. Or may be its the best place for  bat wings, dragon nails or snail eyes.

Make one yourself!
You will need:
Small 9 cm rubber ball, bottle top from a washdetergent bottle, a piece of cord, a piece of copper wire, a piece of T shirt material (photo 3)
and the following tools
small permanent marker, scissors, craft knife, paint brushes, pliers, hole punch, little drill, needle and thread, (photo 4 )
acrylic modelling paste, acrylic paint black, chromium green, burnt sienna, ochre, gold or copper 

Step 1:

Place the bottle cap on the ball and draw a circle. Punch the scissors in the ball and cut out very carefully. Th bottle cap should fit snug but not too tight

Step 2:

Coat the ball with a layer acrylic modelling paste. Pull the fabric taught around the ball, distributing the pleats evenly. Cut of the excess fabric with a pair of scissors. First the big pieces, then as closely to the rim as possible. The fabric will be a little loose at this point. Let it dry. A hairdryer will speed things up.

Step 3:

Put more modelling paste between the pleats and over the rim. Smooth it out with your brush or fingers. Cover the top of the bottle cap with a thin layer of modelling paste. Once again: let it dry.

Step 4:

Paint ball and cap black and..... let it dry

Step 5:

Cover the black surface with a mixture of burnt sienna, chromium green, and yellow ochre. The ball slightly more brownish ( sienna), the cap slightly more yellow (ochre). Let the black shine through. Give the cap a green undertone.

Step 6:

Accentuate the pleats on the ball with yellow ochre, and run an almost dry brush over the whole ball to resemble weathered leather. Give the cap an very thin layer of gold or copper paint to resemble metal.

Step 7:

Drill two small holes in the outside rim of the bottle cap. I use a "Dremel"tool with a small cutter. Take the isolation away from the copper wire. Make a loop with a pair of pliers at the end of the wire. Thread the copper wire through the first hole. Pull the other end from the inside outward trough the other hole. Cut it of and make a similar loop.

Step 8:

With a leather needle and some tread attach the textile to the ball. If you are able to make a blanket stich: Hurray! If not just go round.
This step will make the rim better protected for wear and tear. Punch two holes near the rim. opposite to each other.

Step 9:

Make a knot in a piece of chord. Thread it through the hole in the ball from the inside out. Then thread it through the loops in the copper wire of the cap. Back in the ball again through the other hole and a knot inside.

Fill with whatever comes to mind and hang it on your belt ( or elswhere)

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    This looks SO cool! When I first saw the picture I really thought it was an awesome old leather bag. I'm making one for sure, I've got balls and laundry detergent caps all over the place :)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You can find some brands of sake (rice wine) in small, bulbous bottle. They'd make a nice base if you actually wanted to carry a liquid in one of these.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I really like this, especially with the impression that it's actually leather, but I wonder if the cord could be replaced with a leather one, to seem more rustic. And I also wonder if there could be a way to make it with some more earth-friendly products . . . maybe if you found a way to make two half-sphere castings and glue them together, then cut out a hole . . .
    Aw, I'm ranting now! But even so, I LOVE this idea! I think I know what I could do with my next project . . .! Great job! :D