What’s up, everyone? We survived another week, and that means new content, new DIY posts. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to spend it on whatever you wanted. For me, I like to enjoy my coffee and write my posts during the weekend. This week I’m going to treat myself and make a bolt phone stand for me. Please enjoy 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
Are you wondering how this post isn’t about the phone stand I just mentioned? Well, let me tell you that this is going to be a new post idea. I wanted to try it for a long time, but I couldn’t find a way for it. However, I thought today would be the perfect time to do it. Because we don’t have crazy/big projects this week.
Something I aim for is doing a variety of post ideas to make it entertaining and interesting. There are a couple of ideas that I did before, like chilled posts if you have read one before. And this is a new one that I’m going to add to the list.
Also, I don’t want to get out of my topics. I thought it would be difficult for me to do it, but found out it wasn’t lol. Anyway, grab a coffee, and let’s roll and learn what 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
About the post
Well, as a DIY blogger, there are things I go through which I don’t like and might ruin my projects or hurt me. Also, looking through the internet, I find that there are a lot of DIY bloggers and thought this might help, somehow. Because I’m sure other people will go through it as well.
However, if I want to write that, it might still be related to DIY. But it doesn’t include any DIY vibes, you know. So I imagined myself talking to you guys while doing something (project or something) in a video and that’s how I got this idea haha. Always use imagination because it helps. Honestly, this phone stand idea was in my mind 4 months ago, but I didn’t have time to do it.
You can also check these Tips on how to get more craft ideas in 2022 if you want to learn about how to get ideas.
Expect two things in this post. One, I will mention talking about 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects. And also a cool DIY phone stand. A new idea that I had in mind a long time ago and finally, I decided to try it.
Well, for the hone stand. Before I talk about the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects. Let me share with you the materials and tools we will use for this awesome DIY craft idea.
Materials and tools
- Glue gun
- White paper
- Colored pencils
If you would think of this. Think about someone making a video and while crafting, talking about something. This is also another way I got this idea and wanted to write about the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
And for the project, we got easy materials and tools that we will use to make this awesome DIY phone stand. It’s also simple and you won’t struggle a lot crafting this DIY craft idea. Even though it’s safe, we need to be careful. You can read about how to practice self-care when crating here.
While I’m crafting this DIY phone stand. I will be talking about crafting or doing DIY projects. And what are the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects?
5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects
Anyway, here we go. I’m going to walk you through this DIY craft, my phone stand project while talking to you. Let’s do it. I hope you enjoy it.
Also, what I will mention are the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects. I will mention everything based on my experience and what I learned. This way, I know what I’m talking about and not just share unnecessary things.
This post is about mentioning the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects. I forgot to save the measures for this DIY project. So, you can choose a good that will fit your phone and the place you will put on this phone stand.
Like every project, I start by collecting and making the items required for it. The picture above shows everything we need to create the base for the phone stand. Three walls and floor because it’s handmade custom from scratch.
Well, I wanted you to see everything because we don’t have enough time to talk about every part of this DIY craft. But, above in the picture, I got all the cardboard parts and also the white layer using white paper.
The cardboard doesn’t need to be so thick for this project. Because it will be enough after adding the white layer. So, make sure that it’s not so thick because you will struggle to work with it. There are different thicknesses and I want you to get the best one.
Since the next step is the gluing process, I will glue the white paper to the cardboard. And there is one I want to talk about it of the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
1-Safe and fun
When thinking of DIY, we all know it’s all about fun and enjoying the time making/crafting something. However, things could go differently. And to prevent that, we need to pay attention. Let me explain what I mean by that.
As for the project! I use gun glue for my projects which work with heat. And I have burnt my fingers a couple of times due to not paying attention to what I’m doing and doing it carefully. This could be because of thinking about other things during the process or doing it fast, which both ways not going to end well. Here are some rules for safe crafting.
Make sure to pay attention to everything you do and focus on it. That will help to be careful and allow you to enjoy the process. Focus on crafting and later when you get done. You can do whatever you want and you still got a nice DIY craft.
Looking at the picture coming together as you go on with the process is the most satisfying feeling. It’s like you feel useful for making something on your own haha. I used the glue gun to get things together for this DIY phone stand.
Well, I didn’t mention everything I did for this DIY craft. But, you can tell I used the pencil color to add some colors to the base. And for this craft, I chose the blue color. But, you can make it your favorite color if you want.
Here is also another DIY craft 3 awesome DIY envelopes you can make at home if you want to try them out.
Also, for the decoration of this DIY craft, I chose the lightning bolt. With that, the blue color works the best to color it. Keep reading to know more about this post and also the rest of the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
If you notice, I took the photo-shooting base I made because there is something I want to talk about in this post.
2-Clean and organized
The second one of the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects is a clean and good environment.
Something I highly recommend paying attention to besides safety is making the place where the work is done clean. This helps to save space and be organized with your DIY projects. So, it will be better if you focus on this before starting any DIY craft.
If you take a break during the process of any project and decided to eat near the projects. Make sure to clean after because it might ruin it. Especially, things like chocolate which could be stains on the project and make it struggling and not fun to enjoy. However, I don’t recommend you eat near your DIY crafts. No matter what is the food.
Also, when making the small items, having a clean desk would help to keep them safe and organized. On the other hand, it might get mixed with other small items you didn’t want if it wasn’t clean. And get all confused and might throw it in the garbage without knowing.
Now that the base, the floor, and the walls are ready, it’s time to make something that will allow the phone to stand. So I decided to make more items as shown in the picture above. Something I haven’t done before since I started crafting DIY crafts.
I want to talk about something important that I always like and do every time. When I want to craft a DIY project. Simple DIY crafts, I don’t think you will need, but it’s good to have them, you know. So, no matter how easy the DIY craft is. Make sure to follow all these 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
This is something we need to pay attention to even in different stuff. Plan and collect all the requirements before starting. So you don’t have to waste time or stop mid-process for that. I always check everything, but sometimes you forget and it happened to me like twice as much as I remember, which happened not long ago lol.
Check what you have and what you should acquire before starting any project. It also helps to relieve stress because when you start and mid-process you know that you still have to get a missing or finished item (a glue, for example, it will be stressful sometimes.
Getting all the things needed for that DIY project on your mind is very important. Some people would start when having only one or two things. And that’s not good because you will need to spend more time on that DIY craft.
I made this for my previous post and I did the same thing because I thought it would be perfect for this as well. Also, if I was able to make it adjustable, that would be even better to change the way how my phone will stand.
You can see that I made the things that will hold the phone on this DIY stand. Also, there are not a lot of pictures of the steps. And that is because this is mainly about the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects.
Maybe soon in the future, I will upgrade it to an even better level than this, and I will share it with you. At the moment, it’s all about what you can do with what you have. However, for now, you need to apply enough glue to hold it strong. Don’t mess with these two by applying a lot, which is a common mistake people would do.
4- After you finish
This is important and some people won’t pay attention to it. Sometimes when we get close to the end of a project. Especially, a long project, we tend to leave everything behind thinking we will organize them later. However, it will just get loose and you might never find it because you never know where it went. Maybe it could be found under the bed or couch or anywhere haha.
I highly recommend when finishing something or a project, make sure to get everything back as organized. Because there will be another time and you will use it again. You don’t want to struggle every time before starting looking for the missing items.
The stand doesn’t have meaning if I can’t use it when charging or working while listening to music, which everyone would do nowadays. I need to pay attention to every aspect and make this stand worth the resources and effort. So I made another custom thing just for that I will show you after the last one.
It’s safe to tell you that I’m an expert in this after all the times it happened to me. You start with a high expectation that you can do it and a few minutes later, after bumping into a blocked road or something went wrong, everything will be ruined and that’s ok. We need to pay attention and know that no matter how bad it will turn in mid-process, there will be a way to fix it or carry on with another approach.
This will cause disappointment and might lose your inspiration and even sometimes, it might happen more than once during one project. Don’t expect anything and be aware things might go wrong and be ready for that.
Alrighty, we have reached the last one of the 5 things we must pay attention to when doing DIY projects. Let’s finish the project and wrap this post up.
This is what I meant by the custom thing for allowing me to use my phone while on the stand when I want to charge it or listen to music. It was a bit of a struggle, but I got it right. The hole in the center is where you can plug in the charger while the phone is on the stand. Also, add some glue on the edges to keep the phone from falling. You will see how in the next pictures.
This is it for this project. I also added a new upgrade to the sides because when I reached the end, there was one thing I forgot and it’s even better and I do it every day, which is “Movie mode”. We can listen to music, charge the phone and also watch videos and movies as well. It should be a custom full phone stand haha.
Finally, we have reached the end of the post. It was a fun idea and there will be more coming in the future. Because I love trying new ideas and who knows what’s coming next? Please make sure to subscribe to get the new posts on time. I would love to know your comments on the five things I mention and what do you think of this DIY post. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!