Hello everyone, and as another week approaches, it comes with It new posts and new ideas. I hope you doing well and achieving your goals or whatever is that you want. Today, I’m going to introduce a new idea and something I haven’t done before. This is part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. There will be more details about it as you read!
You might read the title and think that I have done holders before. Why is that something new? Well, let me tell you that this is going to be different. I have said it on my Twitter. I share new updates and exclusive news on my Twitter.
Please follow me over there. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I want to do this. But I think it’s time for something like this to happen. Like every idea, once it started, there will be more of it in the future.
It feels good when you have an idea that is in your mind for a while and you want to do it so bad. But you have to wait or you can’t do it for some reason. However, this is not the first time I do something for the first and I always tend to expand my abilities and do new things.
Anyway, I’m still struggling to get my schedule back and still haven’t yet managed to post on time. However, until then, it’s going to be on the same day as soon as I get everything sorted out, haha. Sometimes it takes extra time to finish up some touches for the post. For now, please enjoy part one of the custom DIY holder made at home.
Part one of the custom DIY holder made at home
If you have read any of my previous posts. You will know in some of them that I already mentioned about it. However, I will mention this here as well. Also, this post will contain important details that should be mentioned only in this part.
That means I’m not going to reveal everything until the next post. Please make sure to subscribe or follow the blog to know about it.
My original plan was to finish up everything and make it in one post. However, it took me time, and I had to split it into two posts. This will be another useful DIY project that can serve you to have a better experience. In this case, it will be me, but you can make it for yourself.
You need to stay tuned for the next post to know in which way this will help you if you haven’t figured it out from the thumbnail haha.
As I said earlier, I’ve always wanted to name the project I make, but it always ends up called by its purpose or the look of it. For example, in my previous post, I just named it to star decoration because it has stars and serves as a decoration.
However, what if I can make something and add a unique name to it? Well, I gave it a try on this and you will know the name in the next post as well. It’s an awesome name that I came up with it haha. I’m so excited to share it with you and get your feedback on it.
It’s going to be made like any of my previous useful items. I’m using cardboard and thick paper for this project. But things will be different and will have a new design and style. Since I chose to give it a name, I will make it special with more touches. There will be one reveal in this post.
I mentioned in my previous post that I’m going to try a new way of writing the post for my projects. However, since this is only part one, I’m going to get back to my normal way of writing. Please subscribe or follow my blog to get it published once it gets published.
Well, part one of the custom DIY holder made at home will take a little more than I usually craft. And it’s not as easy. Therefore, you need to craft this slowly and at a normal pace. It’s good to craft DIY holders slow and make sure it gets better.
Tools and materials:
- Glue gun
- White thick paper
- Colored pencils
- Normal A4 paper
Well, here are the tools and things we will use for the two parts. So, you need to make sure to prepare these before we start part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. And make sure to get enough in case something doesn’t work the way we plan it.
DIY crafts sometimes can go south on us. And when something doesn’t work, crafting needs more of the DIY materials that we will need. Lie any DIY pencil holder from recycled materials, we will need enough to craft it. Therefore, add a little extra of everything just as a backup. For part one of the custom DIY holders made at home, I did that as well.
This project will be like my previous useful idea that I made for my phone. It will include two pieces because the same item can be used in both. I couldn’t finish it on time because of that. If it was only one piece, I might get it done in two days. And would be one part.
Everything for part one of the custom DIY holder made at home will be white. And you need to keep anything that can stain it away from it. Also, don’t eat around the place where you craft because it will run it and you would need to do it again. So, better after you get this done with.
This is something that happened to me as well haha. And I added another white layer because it got chocolate on it. And, I don’t want you to stain it too and struggle to fix it. I wouldn’t like to do it again and again haha.
There would be two items in the first picture, the base and the white layer(aka thick paper). I used to share a photo of the base without the white layer to just show that I use cardboard and add another layer.
However, I think it becomes an unnecessary step, and the picture above shows the final base with the white layer. Haha, every post I add or change something in my posts and projects. What do you guys think?
Since I’m going to make this special, as I said, there will be a new touch to this base which will be revealed in the next post. A hint, this is where the important touch (I would call it) will be, but you would never guess it haha. You have to tune in to the next post to know what it will be!
I made the base with 19cm/14.5cm and that was based on the item’s measures that will be put on this holder. If you will have the same item, this will be the best measure for you. People who love doing DIY projects might love this, another hint.
Since it’s a big base, it was a bit difficult to add the white layer and I use thick paper too. Just be careful when doing that. Also, make sure to glue the edges very well. I’m not a big fan of adding a white layer to large pieces haha.
Part one of the custom DIY holder made at home, I’m just going to show you guys some of the pieces like the base. As you can see in the picture above. Well, that was from cardboard and you can use the scissor to cut it with the measures I mentioned.
Can I use A4 white paper instead of thick paper?
You can do that. It would be your alternative because thick paper is better than just regular A4 paper. First, because as you can see, it shows just white like paint. Except for the edges of the base just because of my bad cutting haha.
However, it’s not as flexible as the A4 paper. This is one advantage of using normal paper. And if you don’t have thick paper, you can go with that.
Now that the base is ready. It’s time for the rest of the items that will be placed on it. One of them, the piece, is shown in the picture. I know it seems like a lot of pieces, but in the end, it will all come together. I built a column using cardboard and paper. This is will be a stand for something that will be revealed in the next post as well.
I chose these measures carefully based on the item. Because we don’t need it too long or too small. However, the length is 9cm, and the width is 4cm and this would be perfect. You can add more, but doing less is not going to hold it well.
You need to be very careful with the measures because fixing them is not an easy task. Trust me, I tried that already. And it was difficult to cut them to be perfect. It will have layers that will make you struggle to get the right measure if you mess up.
Make sure to glue the white layer very well because you will not have a chance to fix it. You will only need to do it all over again. This is something I don’t think you want to start part one of the custom DIY holder made at home like that.
Glue the column together
Like any cardboard column, I made before. This is what the finished look will look like. Except, the picture above shows it before gluing the last piece of it. I will add more stuff later because it’s one of the last steps for this part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. After this, I would be only doing extra touches on it for the entire project.
If you ask me, I just decided to make it like that haha. There no other for that. And I think this will be enough for this project. But, if you want to add something to it. There is no problem with that at all. Be sure to careful and know what you do.
Moving on to the next one, this is another column, but with a different design. It’s not yet finished because this will be one of the last steps as well. And this will be for the next post. It won’t be presented in this post because I’m not going to show the last steps until then.
The measures of this are not as important as the previous one. However, I made them with 6cm height and almost 4.5cm width. You can make this as you wish as long as it will fit. Just in case there are different measures you want. But for the same base I used, I think it will fit perfectly.
When applying glue to DIY crafts, it’s important to do it slowly. This way, like any DIY holder, crafts ideas. It will get ruined when applying too much. And when applying less, it won’t hold strong. For example, one of the ideas I did like one of the pen DIY holder ideas.
I made the second piece of this step with smaller measures. The height is 4.5cm, and the width is almost 4cm. Both pieces will be together as one, but how will be? I’m sorry I can’t talk about it until then.
Well, I don’t want to reveal so many things right now. Because it will be a big reveal as it’s the first time doing something like this. I just hope it will go as planned haha because things sometimes don’t go as planned.
All the pieces for the project
As you can see in the picture. I did a photo before starting working on the project for everything that will be used for this idea in this part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. That means there will be more items that will be added which will be revealed in the next post.
I haven’t talked about the pieces in front of the base. I thought to make them for the last step of this part one of the custom DIY holder made at home and I will talk about in this post. However, it’s not complicated. I used the same cardboard but with different measures which the small pieces are 9.5cm/7cm.
The big ones are 18/9.5cm and the second one is 18/7.5cm. I’m going to start with these for this part. These measures are important. You can’t adjust or add anything to these because everything will change if you do that. Just like any DIY craft, even the DIY pencil holder from recycled materials. We need to pay attention the measures.
The sides with colors
Now that everything is ready for this project and part one of the custom DIY holder made at home, complete the first part. It’s time to get all of it together and see what it will look like in the first part. You probably already know what it looks like from the thumbnail.
I’m going to show the finished look as it comes together step by step. And reveal part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. Well, it’s not complete yet because I’m doing a second part of this to show the finished look of the project overall.
However, for now, before starting, there is one step that is shown in the picture above. Which is coloring the edge of the last pieces I haven’t talked about. This will add more style to it and I chose the color to match my desk. Because it’s where I’m going to put it. It’s the first touch for this project.
Anyway, enough talking. Let’s show the first part of this project. It might be the first one, but I did put some stuff together on the base. Therefore, it’s too big and couldn’t finish it early. This part I call the cinematic scene of the project, but without music.
Glue the back wall
Well, as you can see. It might be the finished look, but only for this part. I’m excited to finish this and show you the full version of it. Also, as you can see, the base is clear, but for the next part, there will be the main and important touch.
There are no much of gluing this part. And as you can see, part one of the custom DIY holder made at home don’t show a lot of the process. However, it’s half of the process that will be shared in another post. This is just a hint of the next part and also I will share more of what you will expect next.
There are two pieces left that I didn’t glue, and that is because of nothing else to add to it. And I will keep for the next part as well. It will be part of the last steps of finishing up this project. Well, I’m excited to share it with you guys because it will help me a lot.
For the second part:
1-The name of this project.
2-The full version of this project
3-The Reveal of the purpose
4-Reveal all the stands and the second piece of this project
5-The big reveal of the new important touch and other extra touches
Alright, guys. This is it and I hope you enjoyed part one of the custom DIY holder made at home. I think the second part will be even better and more interesting. Please subscribe to the blog or give it a follow because I’m posting the second part this week.
You can guess what is this project will be about. And when I share the next post, let’s see if you got it right. The picture below gives you a big hint of what it will be. And I didn’t plan it at all haha. Also, let me know what guys of doing parts of the projects. Let us know your guess below!
If you would guess, what would it be for? I have shared some hints throughout the post and I’m sure you can guess it. Have a good week and stay safe. Also, you can follow me on Pinterest because I share my posts and more awesome content over there.