Another week, another post. Although, I couldn’t post anything last week because there were a lot of things that I needed to catch up with and do. Sometimes when having so much stuff to get done and yet still, there are more coming on the way to add up to what already been in the schedule before, there is no chance to get them all sorted out and finished them.
Also, once you start on a schedule, it will be hard to go out of the grid for a bit and do other things for other purposes that is not as important because then, it will cost other things to be out of the daily schedule which will lead to trying to catching up as I do haha.
I’ve been thinking over the past week about a good future for my blog content and the first thing that came to my mind is to flow the blog with so much content because I’m way behind on my schedule and posting plans. I can’t be only doing one post per week, which actually can’t be enough, as well. Also, not sure if that would be my limit, you know what I mean haha.
I can do so much more than just that. Anyway, I can’t think of a better schedule than my old one, but this time since sometimes I might not stay consist, there some days might not have a post. You know, I had to make one post a week because there were so many things I need to get done and settle, but everything is good for now and the schedule will resume like before.
Anyways, this time I’m coming with a new idea that came in my mind, which was from my last post. I already posted a picture of it yesterday on my Instagram, in case you missed it, please go check it and maybe give a like if you loved it.
I thought it would be a good idea to share with you on my blog and show you how it could be done as a gift idea for a special friend or maybe someone you love. However, to do that, you need to do some changes to it unless you he or she has the same name which might not happen sometimes lol.
Before I start this post and talk about how to make it, I want to talk about why I did it in the first place. This idea was made for a friend of mine who no longer could be compared to anyone for her birthday, which was yesterday.
It feels like we’ve been friends for a decade and went through so much and yet, still together. Life always has its ways to make things difficult and hard for everyone, but we didn’t allow anything to sperate us. I don’t think my life would be any better without her and she helped me a lot to go through everything, in fact, she is the reason why I managed to go through every rough moment.
Also, I want to take a moment to admire how beautiful and nice friend she is and so pretty and funny. There so many things to talk about and I’m sure a book wouldn’t be enough to write the words in my mind and(for my friend) if you read this, know that I love you and wouldn’t have a best friend like you, wish you had the best Birthday.
Anyways, I’ve done a couple of things before similar to this and in case you want to check it out, you can find it here, I wrote about one of them in my blog before and she always been a beautiful star shining in the sky to me. Shall we get in the post? let’s go!
As of my strong and thick stand that I used two parts for it, which is like the same as my previous one. This helps to make everything hold steady, and I could make it one part (the box sheet), but I like things pretty, you know haha. Also, I have normal papers, but I prefer to use thick papers to give it even more thickness and stability and that’s what I did as show in the picture above.
It’s getting easier and easier to do everything because the practice comes from doing these things every time. Also, the bat logo in the background is a nice touch to the picture, and I’m hoping it will be nice with the next future ideas lol. Since I don’t have any decoration for Christmas yet, I will stick with this for a little while haha.
I forgot to take photos for every step including the one when I glued the base together, but I took this one as shown in the picture above which was an idea to add a touch to it which never happened because everything I planned has changed and I had to put it away lol. It’s funny how things might change during the process and that reminds me to not expect everything as you planned, even if you are sure of it. If you want to be successful, plan everything and expect anything as you go through it. Something we might not pay attention but it’s important in our life.
Anyways, let’s jump to the process of making each part for this project, shall we?
The lucky star will be the first one to be made, and this took me a lot of time to make it as perfect as I could. By the way, I didn’t tell you this took me two days because it was difficult and had a lot of things to do.
I found a way to make things look 3D, and it wasn’t perfect but it was a nice touch to it. You will need two pieces of each item to make it. The second one is going to be as a background shadow which will help the picture to be 3D.
Then, color the edges of it with black, and when you glue it, choose which side you want the shadows to appear. You will see the results in the end in case you haven’t seen it in my Instagram post, yesterday. Please make sure to follow me for more awesome stuff like this.
Moving to the next item we need for this idea.
It’s not complete without a symbol of love to it. I can’t express how much I love my friend and this is nothing but a way to express just a part of it. Funny, because the way how I made this one possible was just luck haha. I kept drawing hearts for as long as I could and took the best looking one of them and it is the lucky one shown in the picture above. I got to say, it wasn’t the one I planned, but it worked perfectly for the project.
Next, It means nothing without a reference to whom it would be for, and that’s where the letter comes in place. I picked my best friend’s first letter of her name, and like the other ones I did before, but this time I’m going to make it better looking with a 3D model lol. This will require two pieces of the letter and just like the star, it will be easy to do it.
I think the letter was better than the star because the star wasn’t really shown much of the shadow and almost glued the two parts on top of each other accidentally.
Now that every part has been made, its time to find out how it will be glued to the base and I couldn’t find any better idea than making a regular paper stick that I used to make it for every project so far haha. It’s super easy and it holds everything good, but for sure, there will be more upgrades in the future for everything lol.
I measured how high I want the two items to be in the base and cut it, fold it and make sure you make the width more than the height to make that possible, that’s the trick. I used thick papers which I don’t use because it’s difficult to fold, but I thought to do some changes and it kinda worked good but not the best with normal papers.
Alright, I think its time to put everything together now after doing them and if you notice, in my previous posts, I used to glue the pieces together as I make them right away, but this time it’s different. Anyways, please clap your hands and look down to see it starting to get glued together.
Oops, I haven’t mentioned this part earlier in the process, my bad. I was too excited and forgot to take a photo of it, but don’t worry, it’s just a normal and small wall I cut from a thick paper to help with the star. Also, the colors of the base it was another touch which I forgot as well lol. However, you get my point and what I did which wasn’t mentioned haha.
It was a bit struggle to glue the wall, but I had help from my brother. I can imagine how hard it will be to make a real wall which sometimes takes more than one person, even a wall made of paper lol.
Whops, another piece came out of nowhere, my bad… I’m just kidding, I call this the paper rope which I actually took a photo of but just thought to make it entertaining introduction lol. I’m sure everyone knows how to make that because it’s so simple, but the trick is where to put it and as shown in the picture above, you see that it was placed carefully as to where I want the star to be.
Also, I can’t make the entire rope white, I added color to the first part because the second top part will be covered with my lovely star. Another trick, make sure to glue the rope to the wall from behind for more stability when it holds heavier objects like the star, which is not too heavy, but it helps to not let it fall anywhere and for the long term lol.
There you go! the star has been glued to the rope and the edges were colored as well. I picked my best friend’s favorite color on this idea which is the most used one, too obvious lol. I was really happy that everything worked well and paused for almost one and a half hours during the process because I was afraid to ruin everything, also I was too excited too haha.
I’m going to jump over two steps this time because as I said, there were some steps I skipped, but it wasn’t on purpose lol. Please snap your fingers and look down!
Tara! things are getting better from here and as you can see in the picture above, I already glued the heart for my lovely best friend, and where I want to put the letter because my last step it to put the most important part and that would wrap everything. It makes a perfect view adding red and blue to the same picture which is one of my favorite things about this idea.
For the last and most important part, please start the drums…(drums starts)
Here we go… At last, I present to you the final look of my new project.. which I haven’t named it yet haha. thought, I name it right now and it will be “The star, my special DIY project for my best friend”. I skipped two ideas I wanted to add, but this looks perfect for now.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading this post in case you reached to this point. This by far was the best and longest idea I’ve made in my life, and yet still, nothing compares what my best friend deserves. I would like to know what you guys think of this idea?
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