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DIY Spinning Stick

By Phoebe Nguyen | DIY

Even though Valentine’s day is over, it doesn’t take a special occasion to give your lover a special gift. People love little gifts, especially when the gift is something that you actually put some thought into giving it a personal touch. The personal touch of a gift you give yourpartner makes it all the more special, and most will appreciate it even more. Sure, you could go out and buy a box of chocolates, after all, who doesn’t love chocolates? But aside from the calories that the chocolate contains, it doesn’t last forever. Why not make a neat little gift that your lover can hold onto for much longer and maybe even appreciate even more? Most people know what a fidget spinner is, a spinning stick can be just as much fun! You won’t need a lot of expensive items to make one, and adding a personal touch to it will make it even more special to the one you love. Strap on your creativity hat, and check out this simple tutorial for making your own special spinning stick!


DIY Spinning Stick

For this DIY project you will need
  • White cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Stick


First step of this project is to create your design in Photoshop. You would like to create two circles with the same size. Mine were with diameter 5cm, so they weren’t too big, not too small either. You can choose the dimension of your circles by your own depending how big you want it to be or how big your stick is.

Now, find some shapes of boy and girl. I’ve chosen those shapes to be black, you can choose your shapes and colors by your taste. It’s totally up to you. When you find those shapes you are going to put them in your circles. Put the shape of the man on the one circle and the shape of the girl in the other circle. You want to leave a little gap between them. I’ve also put one red heart on the one circle.

Print your design on white cardboard and start creating your project. When you have printed the design it’s time to cut the circles. There are several ways to do this. I’ve chosen the simplest one using scissors. If you have punch with round shape you can use that too.

When all of this is finished you are going with the next step, gluing.

You are going to glue the circles on the stick. You just have to choose which one is going to be on one side.

Take your stick, put some glue on it, also take one of the circles on glue it on the stick. When you have finished this it’s time for the final result. To see what is the reason you’ve made this DIY project, you’ll just take the stick and start twisting it in one direction. You will see that the two shapes are going to look like they are printed on the same side, or they are going to look like they are really close to each other and the heart will be somewhere up between them. To see this you have to roll the stick with some medium fast, not too fast, not too slow. Try it a few times and you will see how fast you have to turn it.

Also, always have in mind that you can use different variations of this project. For example, you can use cartooned shapes in color, or real pictures from both of you and your partner or you can choose some pictures from your kids. You can also write some numbers on the one side and some quote on the other side and a little lower of the numbers. If you make this one it’s supposed that you are going to see the number and the quote together. Example for quote in this case would be”5 years and counting”.

This is the final result.

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About the Author

My name is Phoebe, and I reside in Santa Ana, California. Whenever I go through a day that’s been full of nothing but stress, I like to unwind by taking part in various types of crafting, which has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy crafting as a way to simply pass the time whenever I don’t have anything else going on.

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