Here we go to another post in the new week. I hope you guys had a good weekend. Today I’ve got another awesome DIY project for you to do at home and it’s inexpensive. This is The DIY spinning desk decoration, easy and customizable.
I’ve always wanted to try something that can be moved or can be interacted with. But, as DIY cardboard and paper, I didn’t think it was possible. However, I decided to give it a try on this project.
This project is not just something you could interact with. But also you can add and customize it as you want. Which is something cool and allows you to have more choices.
Also, something about this idea is that it can be placed on a desk. And anywhere you want in the house. As long as it’s on a surface. However, the best option I have for now is a desk.
So that’s why I say desk haha. But you can do the same or anywhere you want.
I’m going to be honest, at first, I wasn’t sure it will work. However, you will see the final and finished look. And I want you to give me your opinion and what you think about it.
The DIY spinning desk decoration, easy and customizable
Alright, so this DIY project is made out of cardboard and paper. Just like another idea that was posted in my blog before. Well, except with something new that I never did before. I decided that this DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable will be unique and new to the blog.
Although It’s cardboard and paper, we can interact with it. As you can tell by the title, you can spin this decoration to any side you want. And you might think it’s easy, but with paper and cardboard, it’s not that easy.
Let us say that you want to change the front side. This would be perfect. Just spin it to any view you want. Also, it will be as a decoration and you will have to know about how. Keep reading to see more of this DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable.
Materials and tools
- White paper (A4 and thick)
- Glue gun
- Colored paper(Blue, red, and yellow)
Well, here are the things we will use for The DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable. An awesome DIY craft and require complicated materials or tools. I think we all can have these things at home when we have kids for school. Well, except glue gun and that’s very important for this project.
There are so many things about this project. One thing, you always can customize it. However, for me, I wanted to do something fun, but things didn’t go as planned and went with a simple look. Stay tuned to know what happened.
It might look simple and quick to do. However, it can take a while to make everything perfect. So just keep in mind that this might take longer than you think. Don’t be surprised about the time of crafting this awesome DIY decoration idea.
Also, if you are looking for other ways to decorate your house. Lynn mentioned ways to help you with new ideas to decorate with Dried Florals/Stems. You can read more on 7 Beautiful Ways To Decorate Your Home.
Let’s get started and see this project. I’m going to start by showing you guys the things that will be needed for this project.
The required items
So first, what I will need for this project is four circles cut from cardboard. As you can see that the cardboard should not be that thick. Because thickness will make it difficult to work with. Therefore, try to get the perfect one.
The measurements for these two depend on how you want the DIY project to be. However, I made the big circles are 17cm. And the small ones are 2cm, which is the perfect measure. But remember, you can make it different if you want.
When you cut them. Try to cut them carefully and slowly. This way, you won’t mess up the DIY spinning desk decoration easily and be customizable. Cutting circles has been always my nightmare, haha and I go slowly to make sure I get a perfect cut. Every time I cut it for any DIY decoration, I feel like I can’t do it.
Before moving to the next item. I’m going to show you guys something. I’m going to make a column with a circle shape. This is how we will be able to spin it. Continue reading to find out how can that be possible.
So I cut four of the cardboard that is 17cm long. This will be inside the column to make it stronger. And I glued it to the circles together. Then, I glued the white layer to the circles. You will see it after I share the decoration for this DIY craft. And The DIY spinning desk decoration is easy and customizable.
I got caught up with the process and forgot to take a picture of this haha. But you will see in a bit what it looks like.
The decoration items
So the next required items are what will be used to decorate the project. As I said, I went with a simple look, but you can do more with decoration. Well, I put together all the decorations above and I will talk about it now.
The first two pictures above are paper ropes, I would call haha. Just a 6cm/0.5cm piece of paper that will be used for decoration around the circle and inside it. As simple as these things can make a big difference and you will see in a bit.
There is a new way of decoration that I thought of for this DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable. You need to make a lot of these because I didn’t count how many of them we need haha. Well, I’m not sure if it will be enough. Therefore, you can make tons of them. And whatever is left, you can use it for another DIY craft.
Also, the third picture is the same as the first two but longer. You will see what it will look like in a few seconds. When I talk about the finished look. And I forgot how exactly this should belong but you can make it a few centimeters longer than the first two.
Here where you can customize the decoration. You can make different things to be shown on the decoration. For me, I used the stars and red circles with the blue ropes. Feel free to add more to this DIY craft.
I did not stop until I finished this project. And it took me about 12 hours. So I couldn’t do a lot of things. I had to skip some steps and make it simple. Sometimes it doesn’t work as I want and that’s what happened haha.
So these are the main required items that we will use on this decoration. Now, let me show you guys the project coming together.
The project coming together
First, I added the white layer to both circles. I already finished the circle column, which I will show you in a bit. However, I also cut 3cm wide of cardboard and covered it with the white layer using paper. Well, I didn’t mention that on the required items haha. It was one of the last-minute ideas I get. And it happens when I craft any DIY craft haha.
This way, it all became white and you can customize as you want and add any color you want. That’s why I said the DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable DIY craft.
Then I glued the cardboard on the edge of the entire circle. It was a bit difficult to do it. Because the cardboard can’t be folded easily haha. This is why you can’t use thick.
Here is the finished look of the top circle. And as you can see, I glued it all around the circle. Also, I chose red to be the color that will look cool with the blue later. However, it’s optional. It’s not done yet and still, has a few things to do.
Now, we need to add the column and do that. I drew a circle in the center of the circle. Mark the column spot and how wide should the circle be.
As you can see in the picture above. I drew the circle and this way I won’t mess the circle and cut a clearance hole for the column. I didn’t use anything to help with the drawing haha. But if you have something to help you, that would be cool.
This is what it looks like. For now, the top is ready but still needs decoration. Before doing that, I still need to finish something which is the column. As I mentioned before, I forgot to take pictures, but I still got a few of them when I finished the column for this DIY craft.
Some details could happen, and it’s not as important. So I didn’t focus on it. Things you can always fix. For example, I cut the cardboard around the circle short, but it’s not a big deal because you can see when I added the red line. It’s good now.
As you can see, this is the column, and I added a tape to the top if you can see the reflection. This is because papers might be difficult to spin. So this will help to make it smooth when spinning. Therefore, we need to add something and the best option is plastic tape.
If you have any good tape that can help to smoothen the top of the circle. It can be decorative tape if it’s good. But for me, I only have that type of tape haha. But, just in case you have something different. You can use it.
Also, the top circle will keep moving up and down. This is where I added the bottom and added top circles on the column to hold it. As you can see in the picture above, which is only the bottom circle. It’s a little tricky but easy to make it.
The top circle is also red because I wanted to make it in different colors. So I kept the white with it. You will see what I mean in the next picture. I have almost done the DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable at this point.
I put the column through the hole in the top circle. And I measured the space between the top circle and the circles on the column. So it can perfectly spin. This way it can spin smoothly and in one way. Then, I added the top and glued it.
This is the finished look of the top and, as you can see. The top is red and white which is something I thought would be cool haha. The small circle help to hold the big top circle in a place where it can spin freely. It’s the first time to do something like this for DIY crafts.
We are almost done with this DIY project. I just need to glue the column to the bottom circle of the decoration. Then, just add the decorations. This is also a step you can customize the decoration. You can add whatever you want and as many as you want.
Something I like about this DIY craft is also can be DIY crafts for kids. This means your kids can craft with you. But, make sure it’s safe with the glue gun or sharp tools when they craft with you, You don’t want to turn DIY crafts for kids into a nightmare.
You can do it the way you want as well. However, I went with the way you can see in the picture above. Two small and one long and switching the colors. I added as many as possible to the top circle. This way, I can fill it with tons of stars and circles on the top.
As many paper ropes, you want to add to the top, make sure you have enough stars and circles for it. Don’t make one more and one not. This will be a mess when you come to this point of this DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable.
I glued ropes on the side of the top circle and also in the middle of the circle or more decoration. And that’s why you need to get as many as possible. If it’s not enough, you still got some to add to the top circle.
At this point, the top can spin and we just need to add the decoration to it. Which I will do next and you will see how I did it. The bottom can also be for decoration or you can use it for other things. You can check here some of the ways you can use it.
I wrapped up the DIY project by adding the stars and red circles to different lengths. As you can see in the picture above. Now, The DIY spinning desk decoration is easy and customizable is done and you can put it on your desk.
You can spin the top without spinning the entire project. This is what I mean by spinning. I mean you can spin the entire protect as well haha. But if you want to spin the only top, you can easily do it. But, I would recommend some weight on the bottom. This way, you can only move the top. DIY crafts with cardboard materials can be light.
Also, added some black to the stars. Well, I thought it would add some a good look. But I’m not sure haha. Do you think it helped to make it better or it make it look worse? Let me know in the comment what you guys think.
This is my first ever DIY project that you can interact with it. And I just thought to give it a try. It turns out to be good. However, I’m going to improve everything as I keep doing and practicing new DIY projects in the future.
I want to know what you guys think about this DIY project. The DIY spinning desk decoration is easy and customizable. And have you done any DIY projects before that you can interact with? Let me know in the comments.
Conclusion of the DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable
Well, as always, this is the end of the post about The DIY spinning desk decoration easy and customizable. Thank you for reading until this point. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinion on this project. Would you do this DIY decoration craft?
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