DIY Ideas For The Crafty Whovian

Who out there in the fandom is a crafty type person, good with do-it-yourself projects? Or do you want to maybe add a little Whovian flair to your home? Then read on! We’ve got some lovely ideas for DIY projects and Whovian home decor.


The crew at CNET has brought us the one thing every little Stormaggeddon needs – his or her own TARDIS pram!


Stockholm based crafter Vanja Vinter saw other handmade TARDIS objects like bookcases and was inspired to create her own by refurbishing an old pram with some faux leather, custom fabric, and lots of Whovian love. If you look closely, you can see that it, too, is bigger on the inside with a movable cushion!

Doctor Who Inspired Fabrics…and wall paper?

If you’d like the custom fabric Vinter used for the inside of the TARDIS pram, just take a look over on Spoonflower! They have a massive amount of Whovian print fabrics including “Inside The Tardis” as well as TARDIS prints, designs to make cute little Doctor and TARDIS dolls, and some great replicas of fabric used in costumes from the show, like this fabric from Clara’s dress in the 50th anniversary. Making a TARDIS costume? You can even get fabric printed with the image of the TARDIS interior. The great thing is that for a good number of the fabrics available, one can buy an 8×8″ test swatch for about $5US so you can decide if you’d like to commit to a larger piece.

Want Adipose dancing across your walls? Some of the designs are available not only as various kinds of fabric, but also as gift wrap and wallpaper! Again, the number of patterns that you can get as wallpaper is staggering. Personally, I don’t think I could handle that many Adipose or rainbow coloured Daleks dancing across my walls, but to each their own!


Fourth Doctor Rug DIY

Our Nerd Home has instructions to make your own Fourth Doctor’s scarf inspired accent rug. With just a simple rug brought at a home supply store and some paint, you too can delight your guests with this unexpected Whovian touch!


So Many Blue Stitches…

If you’re into doing needlework and embroidery, there are many hundreds of patterns and kits that are Whovian related over on Etsy, but one in particular stands out. Artist Robin Hobbs has created a pattern for a 3D fully cross-stitched model of the TARDIS that just happens to be scaled to fit nicely alongside the 5″ size action figure line.


The finished TARDIS model is approximately 9.5″ tall and 4″ square. The artist also has patterns for fully stitched dolls of the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctor, various companions, as well as a mini version of the 3D TARDIS. (And while they look quite daunting, I can attest that the patterns are quite easy to read as I’ve personally made two of the mini TARDISes!)

Baking the TARDIS

For those just looking to add some flair to your next Doctor Who watch-long-party, take a look at this awesome Dalek and TARDIS silicon mold that is great for making candies, small cakes, or simple ice cubes!


Each tray has 3 Daleks and 3 TARDISes and is made from food-safe silicon. The best part is that these are available in both the US and the UK and retails for around £14.99!

If you’d rather, there is also a larger TARDIS only mold, great for smaller cakes or even flavoured gelatin.


The larger mold is also available on both sides of the (Rory) Pond, and retails for around £17.99.

So, is anybody getting ready to make their own TARDIS for Christmas…? Any other Whovian crafty things out there? Let us know in the comments!


Rebecca is still new to the Who world, but is no stranger to sci-fi, being a life long Trekkie. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she watches so many movies and reads so many books she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

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