How to make herringbone tunnel – Step By Step

I hope that, in spite of a few non-standard shape, our tunnel take root in their family)) Honestly, it was conceived as one of the demonstration models for the lesson … In the process of work, I crept into the idea that it can be used as a toy on Christmas tree school.

Required Material:

  • paper pastel A4 format (2 sheets);
  • watercolor paper A4 (3 sheets);
  • pencil;
  • metal ruler;
  • knife breadboard (I prefer to cut their paper only);
  • glue…

Dimensions pastel paper does not allow me to make a full scan of the sides of the tunnel … so … so … Drawing In the tunnel height of 16cm, width 15cm and 8cm glubina-

Like most of you, I spend soft easy on the fold lines with a knife … a bit … avoid creases when folded ….

Do … accordion intervals .s 19 (mm) x 10 (mm) x 10 (mm), -20 (mm) x 10 (mm) – 10 (mm), -20 (mm) x 10 (mm) x 10 (mm) -19 (mm) height … accordion must be less than (at least 8 mm) the height of the tunnel … a little again passers-by with a knife. There, where the diagram solid lines- the front side and the back where shtrihovye-.

Folding and gluing an accordion.

Now insert a few … they are drawn spontaneously

Getting to the assembly)) Glue the sides of the accordion.

To glue edges accordion inserts, in accordance with the planned composition.

Hope you like this herringbone tunnel.

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20+ Decoration Ideas for India Republic Day Celebration

India is celebrating Republic Day and I personally feel it is a wonderful occasion for us, as a nation to cherish our country and fuel our patriotism. Be it in a small way or big, this congratulatory occasion calls us all to be a part of it.

So, whether planning a gathering at your office or simply thinking of decorating it here are some striking ideas to liven up the decor of your office this Republic Day. Hope you like these 20+ decoration ideas!

Hope you like these 20+ Decoration Ideas for India Republic Day Celebration.

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DIY Five Pointed Rainbow Prism Lamp

The Five Pointed Prism lamp is made up of ten geometrical panels, which makes a prism, displaying the same repeated pattern all the way through giving out beautiful rainbow colours around your chosen space

I use only LED lighting in my designs to contribute to keeping the environment friendly.

Step 1: Begin Drawing/Designing Geometric Shapes

I begin by drawing my design on paper with rough sketches. I really enjoy geometrical shapes so I wanted to design one. I have had many failures on this design as I was not getting the mathematical measurements correct but I got there in the end. This is then drawn in illustrator to make this mathematically correct. I then send this file to a local laser cutter company to get these cut out of birch wood.

Step 2: Staining, Attaching Acrylic Film to Templates

When the 10 templates have been cut (5 large and 5 small) to make a prism shape, I then stain the wood in a rich dark chocolate colour and leave to dry.

To get the wonderful colours, I use an acrylic iridescent fil.

Adding the acrylic film:

I then cut out the correct size shapes out of iridescent acrylic film by hand, This acrylic film is super colourful, covering the whole rainbow spectrum, purples, pinks, oranges, greens, blues and from metallic and copper colours, depending where you view the material from as this changes in an instance from one angle to the next

This is then stuck to one side of the wooden templates.

I have to spray the wooden template to set the film as it has an adhesive so this stops any dust attaching while its sticking to the wood.

As seen in the images, you can see the film gives out a real colourful coppers & metallic colours as well as blues/purples, this is the great thing about the material. While this is setting for 24 hours, I get to work with making the wooden base.

Step 3: Base Making

The wood varies from oak, ash, birch, rose, walnut, basically any thing I can get my hands on, from local saw mills, suppliers and wood merchants. Up cycled wood comes into my projects a lot as I like to use wood which people don’t require any more from tables, chairs, doors any thing really. I also find wood in forests.

You have to make sure the wood is air-dried for at least a good 18months other wise the wood splits.

I then cut this to size on my a table saw. I then clamp 5 sides together and leave to set for 24 hours. When set, I then sand this down with 3 different grits to get a clean finish, leaving the wood smooth and soft.

I then stain the wood in the rich dark chocolate colour to match the wooden templates.

Next stage is wiring up the lamps. I use a vintage spiral cord and only use LED bulbs for my lamp.

Step 4: Back to Lampshade Making

Now the acrylic film is set, I use my craft knife to cut out shapes with in the template. This takes time as I have to be vary careful to not cut where is not need as this will show through when light is projecting. Cutting the shapes out lets the natural light beam through.

I then copper foil each template and the solder each template individually around both side with soldering iron. I found this to be the best way in constructing the lamp.

Step 5: Assembling the Lamp

To assemble my lamp:

This part is tricky, as I need two pairs of hands to do this so I ask fellow artists and my family to help me with this part. It’s very fiddly and getting the angles correct is challenging but well worth the finished out come. I do the soldering while I have an extra pair of hands to hold the templates to gather so I can pin them together with the solder. When the structure is complete, I then can go round the whole lamp and tidy up and fill all the gaps in with solder to make it neat and tidy with clean edges

The lamp sits at a height of 37cm and width 23 x 23 cm

I hope you have enjoyed my processes. If you have questions, then do ask.

courtesy: Amberlightsuk

DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Terrarium – Enchanted Mushroom Lights

Hi, in this tutorial I made a fairy garden terrarium with mushroom lights and a fairy mushroom house. I used some extruded polystyrene (xps styrofoam), battery operated led lights, transparent sanitary silicone sealant, tin foil, copper wire, hot glue, a little bit of polymer clay, moss and acrylic paint. I also used a glass cake cover. Step 1: Preparing the Board I first cut the styrofoam board to fit the glass cake cover. I adjusted the corners with a cutter, then I painted it black. Step 2: Adding the Lights

 

I then glued the lights to some pieces of copper wire. I made the wires in different lengths and also left more wire on the upper side (that will be helpful when making the mushroom caps). I glued the copper wires to the foam board with hot glue. I added some volume to the board using tin foil and hot glue.

Step 3: Making the Mushrooms

I mixed some red acrylic paint with silicone and made a paste. I applied the paste on the wires and leveled it using soap and water. For making the mushroom caps I used the silicone paste and wrapping foil. I applied some paste on the plastic foil and covered it. Then I started shaping it into a mushroom cap. For making the round shapes I used the cones inside of an eggs carton. I also covered the tinfoil base using the same silicone paste in black. Using some tin foil I made a cone and covered it with polymer clay. I sculpted a little house, baked it and painted it with acrylic paint.

Step 4: Moss and Details

I placed the moss over the board, carefully mixing the patches and used toothpicks to fix it in place. I also made some cute white dots on the house using white silicone.

I love the result!

How to Decorate Candle Holder/Stand from Plastic Spoons

Candle holders are heat-proof containers used to hold and display candles safely. They are almost always made of glass, metal or cast iron. Some are plain and purely functional, while others are decorative and used to improve the look of a home. Candle holders are also used as part of religious rituals.
Candle holders come in different shapes and sizes to hold differently sized candles. Some are shaped like tall glasses and are used to fully enclose a tall, wide candle such as a pillar candle. Others are simply plates, which are placed underneath the candle to protect the surface underneath, such as a wooden table. A votive holder is a small jar used to hold votive candles. Required Material:

  • Plastic Fork
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Waste CD
  • Waste bottle or cap
  • Glue
  • Paint and Brush
  • Decorating Mirror
  • Drawing Paper
  • Pen
  • Golden Pearl Step.1
  • First Paste Spoon to CD. Step.2
  • Now make the base of candle stand. Step.3
  • Time to Paint.

How to Make Paper Dahlia Flowers

Paper Dahlia Flowers are easy to make, look fantastic on any wall, and they are an easy craft to get the kids involved in making!

How to Make Paper Dahlia Flowers:

Required Material:

  • 10 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ ASTROBRIGHTS PAPERS per flower {I did 4 layers on each flower. The biggest layer took 4 sheets, the next layer took 3, then 2 and then the center took 1 sheets.}
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cardboard

1. Cut a 6.5″ circle out of cardboard. I used a bowl and pen to trace a circle on the cardstock and then cut it out with scissors. 2. Use your paper trimmer to cut your colorful paper into rectangles. I cut all pieces of paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″, which is basically an 8.5×11 into fourths. My 4 year was great at helping me cut the papers. I would measure and then he loved to run the blade across to cut it. 3. Then roll your pieces of paper into cone shape with a point in the center of one end and use a small dot of glue to hold in place. If you have kids helping you, I very highly recommend using a low temperature glue gun. Glue gun burns are not fun! 4. Then I started glueing the first layer of cones all the way around the edge of the cardboard circle. The next layer I glued the cones around a little inside of the outer layer, without cutting or trimming them. For the third layer, I trimmed off about 2-3″ off the cone before gluing them on. And then for the center, I cut off the tips of the cones and glued them into the center of the flower. I love the texture and color these bright, happy paper Dahlia flowers offer as Easter Decor! My kids love looking at them

courtesy: Craftaholics Anonymous

 

How to make beautiful wall clock

Procedure of an beautiful wall clock Take the desired clock base Prepare marble powder mixture Apply the mixture and give texture After it dries smoother the surface by a sand paper Make design with paper mache Apply primer on clay Add base colour Do the details by outliner Apply varnish Paste the clock on the board

Courtesy: Kohsa: The Art Lab