Thursday, August 27, 2015

DIY BICYCLE USING RECYCLED MATERIALS

Hello friends, today's post is very special to me as its my first guest designing post for Lulupu Challenge. I made a tutorial on making a bicycle carrying flowers by recycling tissue paper rolls.Click here to read a short interview about me. 


For making this project materials needed are:

1. Empty tissue rolls (2)
2. Floral wire thin and thick
3.tissue paper
4. Hot glue gun
5. Paints
6. Crepe paper for making flowers
7. Materials for decoration like lace , pearls etc

Procedure:

Step 1: Cut two circular pieces from tissue paper rolls and wrap it with tissue paper.

Step 2: Twist two floral wires and cut them into small pieces such that it fits inside the circular piece. Wrap it with the tissue paper and glue it to the tyre.

In a similar way make three tyres.

Step 4 : Take a thick wire and join the two small tyres. Using the same wire make the handle and the front of the cycle ( as shown in the pic above)


Step 5: Glue the front portion of the bicycle to the front wheel. Join the front and back of the cycle using a thick wire.

Basket and flowers:

I made the basket by weaving 4 strips of paper.

For making flower I used crepe paper.


The flowers are hand cut as my punches doesn't support crepe papers.

Painting and other tips:

1.Since the bicycle is made of tissue paper use dry brush technique for paining it. I used fevicryl acrylic colors.
2.The bicycle cannot withstand weight so do not try to add more embellishments to it. If you want a more sturdy bicycle you can use empty tape rolls. But I felt tissue paper roll is easy to cut and hence I tried making with it.




3.For stability you can tie floral wire at the joints as shown in the above picture.



So a mini bicycle is ready to decorate your craft table!! Hope you all like my craft!!


3 comments:

  1. Lovely cycle. Thanks for the step by step procedure.

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  2. Oh, this is so cute. I am going to try it soon.

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  3. Oh, this is so cute. I am going to try it soon.

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