Hello everyone, and welcome to another post of the week. This time I got something a little special. A project made for a different reason that I will tell you guys in a bit. This is an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home.
Well, this might be an idea that you can make at home for a friend or someone you like. This one will be dedicated to an awesome blogger and I’m going to introduce her to you guys.
I use this idea where I make a DIY project as a collaboration with other bloggers. However, this time I decided to make this post and project a gift and as appreciation.
She is a great person and has an awesome personality. Also, a big inspiration who wants to achieve goals and dreams and that is something cool. And she is funny too.
Today’s guest will be like I said, an awesome blogger. And she helps a lot of people in the blogging community, on social media, and in general life with her content. She gives great tips and things you can learn.
I haven’t shown her the project yet as I’m writing this. But Chloe, I hope you will like it haha.
Also, I’m curious about what you guys think about this project. Let me know in the comment below. Do you like it? And would you do it for a friend or a family member?
An awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home
Alright, here I will show you everything you want to know about this DIY craft. I thought to make this one a little special and do something cool. Something that I haven’t done before and unique. Well, I don’t know if I did a good job or not haha.
Do you think I did a good job or not? Don’t forget to share your thought at the end of this post.
Anyway, this gift idea is going to need, as usual, cardboard and paper. I know… it seems that there are unlimited things we can make out of these two haha.
Materials and tools
- Glue gun
- white paper (A4)
- Thick paper
- colored pencil
- Colored paper
Here is almost everything I will use to craft an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home. Things we can acquire easily. You might even already have it at home and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on it at all.
Since we are going to use cardboard to make an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home. I highly recommend the glue gun. Because it’s fast to dry and also strong. It will hold the project well. And I use it for all my projects, even paper crafts haha.
My goal for this year is to have a workshop and then, I’m going to be able to get the heavy machines and use other materials like wood and iron for projects and ideas.
However, even using cardboard and paper, there are plenty of things you can do with it. And I’m thinking of new ideas and more ways I can use them and build something.
The paper on this project is going to be A4 papers. I used to have thick paper and that would be better. But I’m trying to run out of A4 papers haha. I still have a lot and I’m using it for all recent projects.
So now I’m going to share with you what I need for this awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home and then I’m going to talk more about it.
The concept of this “An awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home” craft is new and I haven’t done it before. I thought would be fun to try it. It’s a competition style and trophy decoration. You will know how it is as you keep reading it and know what we need to craft this awesome DIY craft gift idea.
An awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home like this can be craft gift ideas for adults. This is the main idea of crafting this DIY craft gift. And you can also gift them for whatever occasion you want to. Because it works well for all occasions.
The required items
Alright, so here are almost all the important things that I’m going to use which help me craft An awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home. Also, a DIY craft gift idea you can gift any time of the year. It’s all cardboard for now and easy to get. But sometimes difficult to cut because I have shaky hands haha.
So First, I cut a big cardboard board, and that will be the base for this gift. This is 16cm long and 27cm wide which is perfect to hold everything. Because I’m doing something cool for this idea.
Then, I cut cardboard pieces to make stand out of them and this has a meaning which I will explain when I added the white layer. I’m going to make 3 stands with different measures.
Next are the cool things that I’m going to make and we will need a circle with a custom stand. This one is just for decoration and I made a stand for it.
Also, coming next is the star, and this is to represent her as a big star in the sky.
The best thing about these two is that you will be able to interact with them. For now, I can only make it spin, but I’m still learning more ways. However, you can spin both the star and the circle. How awesome is that?
The last thing for this is an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home and it’s something I always used to show and indicate whom this project will be for. And usually, I like to choose the first letter of the person’s name.
You might ask what if many people start with the same letter, well, of course, there are… But you will see it in a bit. How I’m going to make it special?
I forgot to write down all the measures for these items. So, you can make it up, but perfect measures. You need it to look perfect. And if you have different measures, it might look weird. Not too small and not too big. If you want an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home.
The cardboard layer is also not so thick. It will be enough for this layer. And when we add the white layer, it will add another one to it. So, don’t get cardboard with a thick layer. Because that would be difficult to work with it.
The making of the project is an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home
Well, now I’m going to show you some steps of my working on this project. Making each part of it. It’s going to be a long read but I’m going to make it short haha. It’s the last step of making an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home yet because this it’s just the first phase.
I thought would be cool to show you the process of making the items for the project. And this is what it will be about. If it was a video, you will probably see every step as I do it. But, it’s a post that is important to show every step of making this DIY craft gift idea.
Try to apply the glue carefully when you started this phase. Because you could waste glue and also ruin it if it goes outside. The places where we will glue don’t need so much. And the glue gun for DIY crafts like these is so strong. Therefore, little on the spot would be enough. But also depend on the spot as well.
The cardboard stands
I started easy and made the three stands. Two small and one big and a little longer. It was for a specific reason and you will have to wait for a little. Because I want to show you when I reveal the finished look of them and explain it.
Making the cardboard stands is very easy. Just glue each piece on the edge as you can see in the picture above. And close it from the sides and above. An awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home like this doesn’t require a lot of effort or so much time. And that’s an awesome thing for DIY craft ideas for best friends or anyone you love.
The picture above is the two stands for the star and the circle. As you can see, the same concept but with a circle shape at the end of each side. It’s not done yet and you will see net what I will do for it. Keep reading to see more of it.
Well, next I always like to put the letter in 3D and for that, I have to get two pieces of the letter and connect them with cardboard in the middle. As you can above but without the color yet. It might not be the best 3D letter, but it can be cool for an awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home like this DIY craft idea. That can be easy handmade gifts for birthdays. Also, check this if you want more gift ideas that are easy and handmade as well.
The process of gluing everything
Alright, so now I’m going to show you guys everything coming together. And the finished look of this project. This is after I added the white layers and everything to it.
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First, I glued the cardboard stands, and I told you guys this has a meaning. As you can see in the picture. They are in different measures and I’m sure you guys have seen something like that before.
When a champion wins and takes number 1. And they present the top three, they usually do something like that. I thought would be cool to say a compliment using only the projects, but I had to explain for you guys haha. I wonder where Chloe would be? Haha, are you guys ready to see it?
And here is the star and the circle. And you can spin these as you want, which is cool. At first, I thought of the star only, but later; I decided to add the circle for more decoration haha.
Alright, next I’m going to show you which spot Chloe took and the finished look of this project.
BOOM! Chloe took number 1 haha. It’s a fun idea to make this and a way to complement using the only DIY projects. She is the best blogger and an amazing person. Please show her some love.
Well, if there are many people with the same name, but not many can match with the same colors, you know haha.
The conclusion of this is An Awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at home.
Well, as usual, this is it for this awesome DIY gift idea that you can make at the home post, and project. Thank you so much for reading until this point. I hope you guys enjoyed it. And Chloe, I hope you liked it.
Also, make sure to tell me what you guys think of this project. Would you rather give your friend a gift from the store or make one at home?
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