From Trash to Mjolnir: DIY Thor’s Hammer

If you recieve my newsletter, you know that we are preparing to go to Comicon this year. As you may have guessed, we are all wearing cosplay costumes. I am working on them right now. Can you guess what I am going as? I will give you a hint: From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

Did you guess the god of thunder and lightning?

Today I am sharing how I made Thor’s Hammer from common items in your recycling bin. From Trash to Mjolnir.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

It all started with a box. My husband brought me this small box he had from work, when I told him that I wanted to make a Mjolnir Purse! That man knows me.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

If you want to make your own Hammer bag, you’ll need your own rectangle box with an attached lid, a hot glue gun, paint, styrofoam to-go container, toilet paper tubes (or a paper towel tube), strap, fabric, and strong glue (like E6000).

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

To get started, I hot glued designs around the edges of the box. Then took the toilet paper tubes and unwound them, then rewound them tightly into a handle. It would be easier with a paper towel tube, but we don’t ever buy them, so I was working with what I had.  I made small cuts around the bottom of the handle so that it could lay flat on the box.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

Next,  I hot glued the handle to the top of the box. I covered where the tube meets the box with some hot glue. I also cut out two panels of the styrofoam, hot glued those on to the sides, and etched a design using a chopstick.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

I painted the whole thing silver and added a little black for the shading.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

I cut a strip of brown vinyl fabric that was in my stash, and hot glued it to the handle. The last thing I did was to make a strap out of that same vinyl fabric. I did sew it, but you could also use glue, if you want, or even an existing strap. E6000 was used to glue the strap on to the sides because they will need to be extra secure.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

It opens and closes like a normal box.

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

And now I have my very own Mjolnir Purse!

From Trash to Mjolnir: Making Thor's Hammer Purse

The best thing is, I used up things I had to make it.

I think that makes me worthy.

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How about you? What have YOU made lately?

 

2 thoughts on “From Trash to Mjolnir: DIY Thor’s Hammer

  1. what a creative way to come up with that! I love that you turned it into a purse so you can use it as a functional accessory. I just finished making three pairs of pants for Sam out of too big pants (mine and some hand me downs). That’s my up-cycle 🙂

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