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Victorian Domed Display Case
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Make your own authentic looking Victorian display case from a 2ltr soda bottle

make your own traditional domed glass display case project When you make something beautiful or bring back a memento from a long adventure, nothing is better than displaying the prized possession, so that you can show it off to anyone who might be interested.
. . . In Victorian times, elegant withdrawing rooms up and down the land, would be stuffed to the gills with all kinds of knickknacks, seemingly poured out in a rich perfusion of ornaments, collectibles and memorabilia, arranged neatly to cover almost every available surface of the living rooms. The traditional cast iron fireplace was certainly the focal point of any middle class Victorian home and a mantelpiece (more properly called a mantelshelf) without two or three statuettes, a candle holder or two and either a carriage clock or a glass domed display case, usually showing a stuffed bird or small mammal of some kind, would have seemed woefully empty and lacking in character.
. . . Victorian glass domed display cases can be picked up in second hand junk shops (if you're lucky) or more usually at antiques bazaars, but they are fragile and can be expensive, so why not make your own.
. . . This project is the perfect way to display all your most beautiful holiday trinkets and the things that you make. It will keep the dust off them and really show them off in a special way, and the best bit is, that it's a very quick little project, and all you need is some cardboard, a Christmas bauble or something similar and an empty, two litre soda bottle.
. . . Your kids will love it and because the top isn't glued down, just like a real display case, you can lift off the dome and change the displayed object whenever you feel like it. Here you can see that I am displaying a model of Kaptin Scarlet's famous Golden Filigree Dragon's Egg Case, but you could make the case to display anything.
. . . Other related projects you might also consider are,Dragon's filigree Egg Case, Dragon Journal pages, the Antique Mailing Box, complete with beautiful download wrapping and special old postage stamps, and Egg Stand, which would also be an elegant and simple way to display your Golden Filigree Egg, once you've made it.

Your full, easy to follow How-to-Make a domed display case instructions are available in both A4 and US Letter format PDFs and can be easily downloaded by just clicking on size you want to download.

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luppie05's Victorian Domed Display Case
Posted by luppie05 - I made the top of the dome of a soda cap witch i sprayed gold. I have to say that it doesn't stays on well. the paint blisters of if you handel it to strongly. Spacer
ACESHIGH's Victorian Domed Display Case
curiousgoods's Victorian Domed Display Case
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Kaffemustasj's Victorian Domed Display Case
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pacodoc's Victorian Domed Display Case
Posted by pacodoc - such a quick and easy project. I used the bottom of the bottle as the base in the dome. Added some copper tape used for stained glass work along the bottom edge to finish it off. Although it currently houses THE holy grail, it will soon hold whatever treasure my boy decides to put in it. Spacer
mustang2044's Victorian Domed Display Case
Posted by mustang2044 - Thought this would be perfect for a Beauty and the Beast theme. Added a Celebration light under the Christmas bulb. Theyre easy to find at department stores in the wedding crafts.Spacer
Mail4todd's Victorian Domed Display Case
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Lauren's Victorian Domed Display Case
Posted by Lauren - I made the top to look very old by covering the cap with yellow wax, then dripping red candle wax onto the yellow wax letting the soot mingle with the melting wax as well. If you look you can see the dragon embryo that I placed there.Spacer
mylie's Victorian Domed Display Case
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Harry Potter is all done. Of course there are rumours of an eighth book and the fact that we still have two films to go (as the last film will be split into two). It's going to be a long summer, but November will come round soon enough and the bitter sweet joy of seeing another HP film will be tempered by the fact that there is definitely only one more after that. Nevertheless, while you wait, thereís always more than enough magic in the air for you to recreate events at Hogwarts, the Burrow or the Ministry of Magic, by making your own models of Hogwarts wizarding paraphernalia.
wizards wands models Homemade wizardís wands, Golden Snitches, or beautiful writing quills and loads of other Potteresk things are all here, ready for you to download on dadcando.

lyras model alethiometerEven if youíre just a muggle and have had enough of Harry Potter, there are plenty of other magical fantasy stories to keep you interested in the Magical Art of Making. All the Chronicles of Narnia are all being turned into films, as are the stories of Lyra in the books of His Dark Materials trilogy. Whenever we see interesting things in these films and stories, we will bring you them as best magical fantasy craft projects, so that you can turn your hand to making magic, and conjuring up some really cool stuff to amaze your friends.

Victorian domed glass case made from soda bottle real writing phoenix quillNow you can make your very own Victorian Domed glass display case, from a 2 litre soda bottle, to display all your favourite projects and artifacts really beautifully. With our simple instructions, the results of just an afternoon's making will be really cool, good enough to be film props in fact, and better than anything you can buy, because you made it yourself.

Or why not make a beautiful writing quill from either a hippogryph, phoenix or snowy owl feather . And because no quill would be complete without its own ink pot, there are also some easy to follow instructions and printables, for making the most fantastical, magical Ink-pots.

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