Follow these instructions (and the video) to make a vintage-looking compass ornament!
Instructions (see video for details/example)
What You Will Need
- compass image graphics
- packing tape
- lids (from soft drinks, baby food, or similar)
- awl or small drill
- gold spray paint or paint markers
- needle-nose pliers
- hot-glue and hot-glue gun
Download and print out the compass image graphics.
Cover the graphics with a layer of packing tape.
Cut out each graphic as squares, then carefully cut the graphic along the dotted border.
Poke or drill two holes through the side of a cap.
Poke/Drill two more holes the same way through another cap.
Poke/Drill a third hole on the opposite side and centered between the first two holes.
Use spray paint or paint markers to add a metallic gold coating.
Cut two pieces of wire, about 2 inches long.
Thread the wires through the holes to join the caps.
Bend and cross the wire ends for a tight fit.
Twist the ends of the wires if needed.
Snip excess wire and use needle-nose pliers to make final adjustments.
Make a hanger by bending a length of wire around the barrel of a pen.
Then twist the wire and snip the excess wire.
Push the hanger through the top hole.
Add a good dab of hot glue to the end of the hanger.
Glue the graphic onto the inside of the lower cap.
Bend the pins of a mini gold brad outward to flatten it.
Add a small dab of hot glue to the center of the graphic.
Quickly position the brad on the glue.