Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Terracotta Dalek Statue


This little friend came from a conversation I had with my best friend. We are both crazy Whovians and when she saw a little garden statue on another blog, she remarked that it kind of looked like a Dalek. It that moment, my dream of having a Dalek Garden statue was born. A little bit of planning and painting later and now I want a whole fleet of them. I need them to exterminate the weeds in my backyard. ;) This cute little friend is perfect for the garden of the house and is really easy to make!



You will need:

  • Two Terracotta Pots (You can make whatever size you want, just make sure you smaller one fits nicely on top of your larger one) 
  • Two Small Wood Pots (If you are making a large Dalek, you can use small Terracotta ones, since I made a medium sized one, I need smaller pots which I found in the craft wood) 
  • White Paint
  • Blue Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Dalek Body Paint (Red, Blue, Gold, White) 
  • A circle stencil 
  • Craft Wire
  • A Push Pin
  • Hot Glue
  • A Rubber Toy Popper like these
  • Clear Spray Paint

Paint your terracotta Pots the color you want your Dalek body to be. In my case, I chose red because in the two times I have had my baby cosplay a Dalek she was red both times. Allow the pots to dry completely in between coats. I had to do a couple of coats to get the look right. Take your and paint black circles in rows along the bottom pot. Paint the bottom lips of your pots black as well. 


On the smaller of the two pots, paint a bigger black circle in the middle of the pot. Allow the circle to dry completely and then paint a blue smaller circle inside of it. Paint your small wooden pots white and when everything is dry, hot glue them to the top of the pots, on either side of the small terracotta pot. Push the push pin through the back of the toy popper and hot glue it. Spray the push pin and popper together and then hot glue the pin to the large pot, right under where the smaller pot rests. 

Take two pieces of craft wire and bend them into ovals. Place one oval inside the other and then bend the ends up. Add hot glue to the ends and slide them between the two pots, by the toy popper and there you have it, a Dalek, whisk and all. ;) 

Who is your your favorite Doctor Who Villain? 


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26 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a perfect gift for Dr. Who fans!!

Lydia Filgueras said...

This is one of the better Whovian crafts I've seen. Love it!

Logan Cantrell said...

I've actually never seen Dr. Who! This seems like the perfect gift for a fan!

Cynthia said...

I've never seen it either but I love your project! Thanks so much for the tutorial

Crystal said...

How fun! It'd make a great gift for my brother! I could definitely picture it in his yard.

sue oxley said...

that is a fun project although Im guessing I would need to explain what a dalek is to some people

sue oxley said...

that is a fun project although Im guessing I would need to explain what a dalek is to some people

Michelle said...

I was lost about Whovians for a few seconds(I was thinking the Whos from the Grinch story) but then it clicked for me. He's a cute little fella, bright and cheery!

Liz Mays said...

I love how that came out. I've been thinking of doing something like that over here, so this is inspiring me.

So TIPical Me said...

That looks like a fun project, but I will admit that I have no idea what a dalek is or really anything about Dr Who.

alexandria waning said...

saw this on instagram. what is dr who? i keep seeing it bu have no idea

Yona Williams said...

I had no idea what a Dalek was, and although I remember the old school Dr. Who – I did not get the connection with 'Whovians' – lol. Now, I am going to have to Google 'Dalek.'

Stacey D said...

So the first thing I did was google, Dalek. I'm feeling a little bit out of it! I have never seen a Dr. Who show. hmmm…. I should get more with it. Very clever garden art - I love it!

Steph Jenssen said...

What an absolutely adorable DIY! My favorite has always been a Dalek :)

Kids Are A Trip said...

I have to admit I had know idea what a Dalek is. I read through your post further and realized it was a Dr. Who reference. I hear it's a really good show. Cool garden art!

Natália Dajczer said...

Haha cute idea! Lovely.

nicole said...

I think this is so cute, and I may have to make one!

Lexie Pyfrom said...

This is so cute! My little would love to make something like this with me!

Julia Nyanyo said...

I had no idea I wanted a dalek for the garden until this moment, it's fab!
I have to say I'm loving Missy - totally bonkers, even more so than John Sims's Master which is saying something. She's a real delight to watch.
The daleks are a classic though. I once damaged the back of my throat when I was about 7 and I had a sink plunger in my mouth out in the garden (being a dalek obviously!) and my brother hit it with a football. Could have been very nasty but luckily I just had a bit of a dent and a very sore throat for a few weeks. Moral is, a terracotta pot version is the best kind of dalek to have out in your garden!!

A Day in Candiland said...

I have heard of Dr. Who, but don't know anything about it. This is a cute craft and would great in the garden.

Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter said...

I love finding fellow Whovians! Your dalek is adorable! I went a little crazy with our Doctor Who obsession and made a TARDIS door to our media room. :)

http://www.thehandymansdaughter.com/2015/03/05/how-to-make-a-tardis-door/

PurpleSlob InRecovery said...

Dalek, of course!
Love it! Here from Inspire Me Monday.

S Marie said...

How freaking awesome is that?! What a great idea for some fun and unique yard decor!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a fun way to bring a little Doctor Who into the garden :)

Donna Wirthlin said...

This is FANTASTIC! Thanks! Saw this on craft frenzy Friday.

Jamie Tomkins said...

How cute is that? What a perfect addition to your yard or garden!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

 
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