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christmas decorations using coffee cups

by:Xianke     2020-06-22
I often search for competitions currently listed to see if I have any specific ideas that fit the guidelines.
There were a few times I saw a match come up and I only came up with a good idea after the fact happened.
Coffee sponsored not long ago in structures-cup re-
Using the contest, I didn\'t have any idea about it at the time.
Then I came up with an idea of how to deal with them. . .
The result is this structure.
Luckily for me, it is consistent with the current race again, so I decided to try again.
In addition to this tree, I have added some ways to help decorate it.
The idea here is cheap, green and/or crafts that can be done as a family.
I mentioned the coffee cup in the last step, but any paper cup is OK.
I have also tried the foam plastic cups and they are not suitable because the paint let them dissolve without covering the text above.
Cup scans are also a size, or you can change them from small to large, and maybe even layered.
I try to grow from small to big.
The first thing you need to build is the foundation of the tree.
I made it of cardboard of all sizes, each of which is 1/2 smaller than the previous one.
I started at 10 and worked until 5 inch.
This will help to add weight to the base and make it unlikely that the tree will turn upside down.
Then I ran up a piece of 3\' remaining CPVC.
In the end, I had to add an extra bracket to the base made of plastic subway cups and connect it with a hot glue gun.
This keeps the tree straight, not tilted to one side.
I was going to paint everything green, but at the last minute I called and painted it red.
Then I painted all the cups inside and outside Green.
Once they dry, I made a bunch of vertical cuts on each one.
I was marking them at first, but then I started cutting them off by guessing.
I really don\'t know which one is after the fact, so this is probably the simplest.
I then made a hole in each base and glued them to the center of the CPVC.
The top was an old party hat and was treated the same way.
To bend the limbs a little, just stick the next Cup inside and move it gently.
You don\'t want to go too far, or you end up bending badly instead of leaning outward.
After all of this is together, apply another layer of green paint to the limbs.
I didn\'t put Christmas lights in the building until a long time later, and soon I found out it was a mistake.
They are hard to put in, and it took me half the time to try not to tear off the other things that I already stuck to the tree.
Basically, I started with a bunch of LED Christmas lights.
I used most of the chain in another project, which left me a small amount of lights left.
To run the light, you need a 9 v battery and a 9 v battery lead and weld it using the light.
I usually link to structures, but a few years ago I found this guide explaining it well from start to finish.
I\'m using option 3, take the AC LED Christmas lights and re-
Connect them to the DC 9 v battery power supply to run.
In my case, there are 3 lights per cycle instead of the 4 lights he shows.
I used cardboard to make three holes in each cup.
After the lamp was placed in the hole, I used a little hot glue to fix each one.
These holes are a little larger than the lights, but it fits perfectly for our purposes.
Next, I made a hole as high as possible on the back of each cup, which is where the wires in the loop above extend down and connect.
Be careful to weld the wires where needed, and remember that both paint and paper are burning.
When you\'re done, give it enough time to calm down to make sure it doesn\'t ignite.
You can even put the lights in before drawing and then just add the runners, but you have to remember to tape them and you can still see them later.
I put a small box, put the battery in the bottom cup, and fixed the switch on the CPVC pole.
Alternatively, you can also drill holes on the poles, extend the wires down to the exact seat and place the switch there for easy access.
We didn\'t wear a tree dress, but we happened to have a few Christmas hats.
We folded each piece in half and put the ball on the hat.
If you are looking for something more permanent, you can sew them together, but this dress works fine on my tree.
The top of the tree is probably my favorite decoration for this tree.
I actually did two, one for me to work on and one for the coffee cup tree at home.
Start with two thin sheets of cardboard.
Mark a star, then mark a section around the top of the tree at the bottom.
If you are careful, you can cut two parts at the same time using a marked part.
Whether you do this or not, you may have to do a little trim to match them.
Parts that won\'t be covered by stars can be painted green, or I just used a green magic mark at work to color it.
After that, I put tape on the edge of the stars so that when you put it on the tree they don\'t separate.
Next, I used holographic wrapping paper, a few bigger than the stars.
I cut the bottom of the stars, use it to arrange them, and then stick the wrapping paper to the cardboard.
When you cut the wrapping paper into stars for hours, it should come out without seeing the white back of the wrapping paper.
Try it on the tree and the lights look a bit flashing as you walk by, which fascinates you.
There are a lot of different materials that can be used for garlands, and there are a few different things that can be used to string them together.
I use popcorn and thread, but string up with floss or fishing thread may be a better option for more permanent thread.
I chose popcorn for several different reasons.
The taste is good and you have a chance to eat leftovers.
The downside is that it has to be thrown away at the end of each Christmas so that it doesn\'t attract insects and other unwanted pests.
Another drawback is that it cannot be dealt with roughly or it will break up.
Nevertheless, this is the process of our traditional growth and what I decided to do.
Still, anything small and unified can work well.
When I went to work, I used a few sets of square beads to cut the circle and stick the two ends together.
Before string popcorn together, I also thought about replacing popcorn with pop labels.
I\'m still not sure what this will look like, but decided not to do so in the end.
Another annoying option I thought of was to string together some old keyboard keys similar to the instructions for Lithium Rain.
But I ended up with popcorn.
You can choose anything at hand.
The result of the robot drop is not as I would like it to be.
I initially tried using liquid nails, a silicone to close my cutouts robot.
First, the container explodes at the wrong end instead of squeezing out from the nozzle.
Then, even after about a week, it\'s not set at all.
Luckily, I was able to retrieve my bot from the middle and go according to plan B.
First of all, you need to make your robot.
I took a robot sticker and cut it off with great care and it was attached to the back.
Then I found a piece of cardboard with a similar yellow area on it, removed all the ripples it attached to it and put the stick on it.
Then I had to carefully cut out the robot again.
When I finished, I took a Sharpie and carefully drew the picture on the opposite side of the robot.
Next, I took a blank CD.
When you buy a cd or dvd, they help protect the disc at the top and bottom.
They are clear plastic and some are thicker or thinner than others.
I found a medium thickness, drew a few circles large enough with the camera lens to surround the robot sticker with a blue pencil.
This is hard to see, so I used a sharpie to help outline the circle for easy seeing.
I cut the disc roughly with scissors so it breaks to one side, so you don\'t want to be too close to the completed circle.
I broke a few circles in this way and had to start over.
Once you have two circles ready, I stick the two circles together with a strong glue, carefully align the circles and make sure that the robot stickers are also close to all sides.
Allow the superglue time to be set up correctly and then the less interesting part.
I took an rasp file and polished it along the edge until you found the circle outline you made.
After that, I drilled a small hole in the top and put a hook from the cut paper clip.
This is the drop of your robot!
This is easy to do.
I started with what I thought was perfect for the head, which is the shell of an old mouse trackball.
Unfortunately, hot glue, while a perfect sphere, does not stick to it.
A different type of glue might work, but for the benefit of time I decided to replace it with a cap.
The wings were just made of thin cardboard and I drew a wing and folded it in half and cut both sides to achieve consistency.
I rolled some thinner sheets in half to the body (
The remaining flower box I used to make a wreath)
Then cut the base flat with scissors.
I drilled a small hole in the cap and stuck everything together.
Halo is a filler on top of a dvd.
I pierced it with a paper clip, moved it to the proper position and stuck it together with the body.
Next, I covered the paper clip with a small piece of tape and tried Krylon\'s metallic gold paint.
I stick it to a stick and stick it to the yard so I can draw all the sides of it at the same time.
I also carried some glitter with me and when it was still wet I spilled it on the paint.
I\'ll find out you need to hurry.
The paint was dry quickly.
A fresh coat, some glitter on it, I\'m done.
Some spray glue later will also help to prevent the flash from falling off.
Wreaths are actually easy to make, just a bit time consuming.
It also has a lot more bulbs than I thought.
I started with a galvanized line that was cut into a circle as a guide to this circle.
I don\'t need to be accurate, but I do want it to be fair.
Then I started to cut the cups in the 1/2 degree race and put them around the circle.
When I got the first layer, I stuck all the pieces together.
Then I laid the second floor and stuck them in the proper position.
Some pieces are tilted inward, and some pieces are tilted outward so that it is easier to connect with each other.
When you are close to the bottom of the cup, you will also need to double check if an ornament is suitable for it, and then glue it in place.
Once all the cups were in place, I used some emerald green Krylon paint and put a nice coat on the whole cup.
With all the angles, it\'s hard to get anywhere.
If you draw both the front and the back, you should grab almost everything.
I missed a few places, but the decorations also covered up a lot of imperfections.
Then I open it at the top of each circle.
Use a punch paper clip to cut them up and bend them to hang the decorations.
I try to put each ornament in the hole, but it\'s a lot harder than it sounds.
I took a galvanized line and bent it into a small circle and hung the whole wreath in.
A few days later, I realized that the gold hanging in the middle of my Christmas Robot decorations might look good.
Check out the main image of this structure for a new look!
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