Ten Minute Projects for Anyone: Witcher 3 Edition

Did you buy Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Awesome. Thanks for stopping long enough to join me here. In the hard copy, you got two stickers and a map, right? Well, since release I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the stickers. And I finally did!

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Now, in the spirit of “for anyone” I used no unusual craft supplies of any sort. It’s all stuff the average person might have lying around their house. I did.

The Bottle

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You need your stickers, a bottle, and some electrical tape. That’s it. The bottle I found at Goodwill for $1 while I was looking for a footlocker. This is maple syrup, I believe, but a handful of liquor and liqueur bottles are wide enough.

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Put a strip of tape around that bad boy. Measure carefully to find the middle and leave a little gap so you know where it is.

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Then just put the sticker on. The whole thing, from top to bottom, took about five minutes, and I gotta say, it looks pretty gosh darn sweet. I’m going to be making a little crochet harness and using it as a prop for Renn Faire. You could also put rocks in it or something. Or wolfsbane or a griffin decoction. Whatever.

The Magnet

I’m actually a little proud of this because it took me a bit to figure out what to do. I knew I wanted to make a magnet or something, but the sticker is too wide for, say, a jam jar magnet. And I didn’t want to waste the clay on something this dumb. So I was bothered. Then I poured myself an amaretto sour.

Turns out the Disaronno cap is almost perfect. And we had an empty bottle.

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This is slightly more involved. I used the extra Disaronno cap, some black sharpie, cardstock, and superglue. For the magnet backing, I’m not even using a new magnet. I’m just recycling this “got milk?” one I’ve had for ages.

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Colored in the gold colors on the cap. It’s not perfect, but from a distance it looks fine.

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Because the points of the ears were going to be hanging off the edge of the cap, I needed to add some mounting to the back so that it was all nice and stiff. Thus the cardstock.

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I folded over the cardstock, glued the pages together, then slapped the sticker on it.

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Cut around it with scissors or x-acto knife (I used the knife).

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I colored the back and along the edges with black to make it look better once it was mounted.

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Superglue that bad boy into place.

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Cut up your magnet, then glue that bugger down.

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Add it to your weird fridge magnet collection.

Bonus:

Frame your map in a gold or bronze tinted frame with some ecru backing, and it will make you look classy.

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