Monday, July 30, 2012

TARDIS Coin Bank

For this round of Iron Craft we were challenged to make something London themed since the Olympics just started in England.

I came up with a few ideas but really wasn't feeling the desire to create these ideas.
Finally about a week in I mentioned to my husband that I needed to make something England themed. He said, "How about something Dr. Who?"
At first I wasn't sure but I thought about it and decided on something great.

A TARDIS coin bank!

I drew on wood what I wanted and hubby cut it out for me.
I then attached all the box pieces, except the lid, and painted blue.

That was the easy part. 
Next came the detailed paint.
Based off the TARDIS used in the Dr. Who episodes with David Tennant I very carefully marked out the details of the outside look.

For the lid I attached two pieces of wood and had hubby cut out the coin slot.
I also had him drill a hole in the middle and he wired up a blinking LED light.

A quick video to show the blinking light: Pretty Blinking Light

I attached the top via a small hinge so that the money can be easily accessed (no smashing this piggy bank!).

Everything has a layer of protective gloss spray on it.
The one edit I made was I skipped writing a couple of the lines on the sign on the front of the door. I wrote what I could, that sign is under an inch square!
Each side has the windows and detail like it should.

Now I'm thinking I should make another as a treat/goody holder. What could be better then a TARDIS filled with little candies?! 

My entry into The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality sponsored by Appliances Online and their best Range Cookers.


  1. That is really cute and such detailed work!

  2. WOW!!! LOVE IT!!! The little light is awesome!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  3. HAHAHA - just started watching Dr. Who. This is great.

  4. that is awesome! I love Doctor Who and this project is great.

  5. maybe a tardis cookie jar filled with dalek cookies?

    LOVE this. and pinned to my who board!


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