DIY Fidget Spinner

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share with you my take on the DIY Fidget Spinners that have taken the internet by storm. I will be sharing two different method with you guys where you will need very little supplies. Read along as I show you how I choose to make it.

Too get started you will need:

  • Cardboard (cardstock or decorative paper)
  • Washers
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wooden dowel
  • Straw (stirrer & toothpick)
  • Thumb tacks (two per spinner)

Cardboard spinner

1. Start by creating the fidget spinner template. To do so you will need four of the washers. Lay then out to create the Fidget spinner shape. It should look something like this.

Use one of the washers to smoothly connect the Circles.

2. Cut your template.

3. Cut out two of the template out of cardboard (You may choose to cut one out of cardstock paper if you don’t plan on adding any decorative cover).

I also made a mark one of the same “circles” on the pieces to help line them up evenly later.

4. Use your hot glue gun or any glue of your choice to glue three washers on each end to add weight the Fidget spinner to make it spin.

5. Use the cardstock or the other cardboard piece to cover the washers.

6. Use an object like an awl tool to create a hole in the middle that is as big as the object that you will use in the middle to make it spin.

I tried a few different methods and they all worked pretty well. For this one I used a coffee stirrer with a piece of toothpick inside for sturdiness.

7. Cut two circular pieces of cardboard (mine were the size of a penny). I also use a piece of decorative tape to add a decretive touch.

8. Cut the stirrer and toothpick long enough to go through the hole. Place the toothpick inside the stirrer and glue them on one of the circular cardboard pieces try your best to center it and allow it to dry.

9. Feed it through the hole, add a dab of glue on the top and center the other piece in place. Once dry make sure everything spins freely and Voila! You just made your own Fidget Spinner.

Bottle cap Fidget Spinner:

1. Use one cap for the center and glue three other caps on the side while trying to keep the spacing in between even.

If you are a perfectionist collect seven bottle caps and arrange the like this

Then remove every other one and you will get the same result.

2. Add the washers on each of the outside caps using the hot glue to add weight

3. Use the nasal of the glue gun to create a hole in the cap that is in the middle

4. To create the center you will need a piece of straw two thumb tacks a piece of wooden dowel longer than the straw.

5. Cut a piece of straw the same height as the cap and glue it in place (I’m using a jumbo).

Cut a circle the size of the bottle cap, cut a hole to match the size of the straw an glue it to cover the open part of the bottle cap.

5. Push a thumbtack in one side of the dowel and through the straw. (Since I was using a jumbo straw the thumbtacks were sliding through. to fix the issue I made two glue dots and glue them on the thumbtacks.

Feel free to decorate your Spinner to your liking.

I had a lot of fun making these I hope you give it a try. If you have any questions feel free to leave them bellow. I will get back to you as soon as I can. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section bellow..

 

DIY Halloween Banner

Hello there! Halloween is around the corner. For those of use who enjoy the spirit of Halloween Today I bring you a fun and festive banner for the Halloween season. it’s really easy to make and takes little to no time { well maybe a bit more time than my usual tutorials}. Here is how I choose to make my Halloween Banner.

You will need:

  • Cardstock Paper (Different colors)
  • Cutting utensil, Scissors and/or exacto knife
  • Pencil
  • Parchment or computer paper
  • Twine
  • Glue

Let’s get started,

1. Start by creating your template. Use your computer paper and pencil write out the word(s) that you want put on your banner. I went with the classic BOO!. Using your cutting utensils cut out your word(s).

2. Once you have your template trace it onto your Cardstock paper and cut it out once more. If you feel like you can go straight to the cardstock paper without the need of a template feel free to do so and skip step 1.

3. Place the tracing paper over the letters to create blood dripping patterns on the letters.

4. Once finish, place the template on a red cardstock paper and cut it out. Use glue and glue the blood drips on the letters.

You can stop there if you like and you will still have a good looking banner, but if you want to add a bit more spook to your banner keep reading to learn how to create a Pumpkin, a knife and a Bat to add to your banner.

The Pumpkin

1. Sketch out your Pumpkin with all the facial features. I freehanded mine,  you can print yours from the internet if you like.

2. Cut out your template onto your Orange cardstock paper.

3. Using an exacto knife cut out the facial features onto your Black cardstock paper.

4. Using an Orange marker create the groove of the Pumpkin.

5.  Glue the eyes, nose and mouth and you’re finish.

The Knife

1. Sketch out your knife template.

2. Cut out the body of your template out of Silver cardstock paper.

3. Cut the handle out of Black cardstock paper and finally cut three small circle out of the silver cardstock paper and glue them to the handle making sure that they are evenly spaced out.

4.  Then glue the handle to the body of the knife.

5. Create some blood drips on your knife using Red paper.

PS if you want to showcase both sides of your knife cut two of every piece repeat steps 3-5  and glue both pieces together.

The Bat

  1. Sketch or print out a Bat template and cut it out. I freehanded mine. Use the template and cut the Bat out of Black cardstock paper.

Let’s assemble the banner.

Use a hole puncher and add two holes at the top of the Pumpkins and the letters, one hole in each wing of the Bats. Cut a piece of twine and start by feeding in a Bat then a Pumpkin, the B, the Os’, the Pumpkin and finally the Bat. Feed the twine trough the first hole and out the second so that the majority of the twine is in the back. Use double sided tape to attach the Knife to the first O. If its needed add a piece of tape to the back of any item to secure the  twine in place.

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And your banner is complete!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and give it a try. As always if you have any questions leave them in the comment section bellow  and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I choose to make it and I hope you do too.