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Make Sauron's Mace from Lord of the Rings


Here's another project from J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. For this tutorial we are going to make Sauron's Mace out of foam board and some other easy to find materials. To make it easy for you we have provided a template to print up and use here: template


I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.




Saurons Mace


  • Broomstick
  • Ping pong ball or newspaper
  • Foam Board
  • Exacto knife
  • Glue gun
  • Paint
  • Cereal Box
  • Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • Linen Chord(Leather cord, a shoe lace, or hemp will work)
  • Ruler
  • template

Note from Will: The Template and the tutorial are both absolutely free! But would you consider a donation of $1 to support my work? Paypal makes it very easy and safe. Click here to donate $1 - Every little bit helps Will to keep making great tutorials and templates. Thanks!



Sand the handle

First, start by cutting off a length of broomstick that is roughly 24in. If you are using a broom handle that is glossed take some time to sand this off. The gloss will make it difficult to paint.


mark the circumference

Measure the circumference of the broomstick by wrapping a piece of paper around it and marking where both sides meet.

Cut a strip of cardboard

Using your cereal box cut a long strip that is as wide as the circumference of the broom.


Fold it into a square

Score this evenly into 4 strips and fold this piece.


wrap and glue it

Wrap the piece of cereal box you just cut out around the middle of the handle and glue it.


Tape it

Next, add some tape to seal up any loose or open ends.


Cut out the guard pieces

Now it's time to add the guard. Print out the template and cut out the hexagonal shape. Trace this three times onto cardboard and cut them out.


Cut a hole in the middle

These need to side onto the handle to use it to mark circles in the center of each hexagon and cut this out


put the guards on

Slide them right onto the handle and now you have the guard. Sand and trim this down if need be.


NextGo to part 2 or watch the video tutorial below




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