Illuminated Moon? Answered
I want to make a Moon for my wall behind a coyote I have. ( Taxadermied-- sorry animal lovers-- I didnt kill or stuff it-- I rescued it from an antique mall).
I want it to be fairly large... at least 36 inchs diameter. Bigger even, would look soo awesome ! I want it to look as realistic as possible. I want to control on /off. It would be really cool if I could dim it up or down-- depending on my mood... or use it like a glowing nite light, whoa, that would be so cool. I can't figure out what type of material to use for that size... or the material I thought of, doesnt come in the size I need ( to get at least 36 in.diameter.) And I'd like to keep the depth of it fairly shallow . ( I know ... I want alot here )
I thought about a drum head thing that they make drums with or to replace drum heads, but I can't find them big enough. I thought about that kind of plastic that looks whitesh, opaque... but I can't find it wide enough. I want my moon to glow... not look like I got a piece of plastic or paper that's been cut round and stuck some small christmas lights behind it --- actually, I did do a small version of that and it looked stupid. I thought about using a hula hoop for the circular part... but then, what can I use to cover that? --- paper maybe? thin paper? where can I get thin paper that wide? I figured I can dab some paint on it here and there to give it craters, dimension..etc.. I'm pretty creative in that department. And, I thought about getting a bed sheet... but then there's the lighting dilemma. I don't know.. I'm stumped.
All you creative and smart people on Instructables.... can you help me give my coyote the moon he needs to howl at? I'm depressed and frustrated that my creative idea can't come to frution. Oh, did I mention I'm on a small budget? Thanks ya'll from this Florda Girl.