Motiv-Spindel
Karussell
Motif Spindle Mary-Go-Round

This sensational motif spindle is made of basic materials that can be found in any crafting box. And the big sign has enough space for a personal inscription.

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Motif Spindle Mary-Go-Round

Die fertige Motiv-Spindel
This sensational motif spindle is made of basic materials that can be found in any crafting box. And the big sign has enough space for a personal inscription.

This is what you need:

Download templates, colored paper (light blue) , thin colored cardboard paper, a wooden pearl (Ø approx. 15 mm), a pair of scissors, Pelifix all-purpose glue, 1 shashlik skewer, 1 Styrofoam® ball (Ø approx. 30 mm), 6 synthetic pins, some gold foil and a darning needle.

It's as easy as this:

  1. Print out our download templates. Start by making the flag, transfer the template onto the gold foil and cut out the front and backside.
  2. Transfer the umbrella template onto the light blue colored paper and cut it out. Fold the edges slightly to the front, shape the template to an umbrella and glue it together along the gluing flaps. Let the umbrella dry thoroughly.
  3. Now transfer the wire plate onto the thin piece of cardboard and cut it out. Stick a hole into the center using the darning, this hole will be needed for the shashlik skewer later on.
  4. Half the Styrofoam® ball and make a hole through the center of both halves using the darning needle. Cut the straw to 65mm in length.Schematischer Aufbau der Motiv-Spindel
  5. Take the shashlik skewer and start building it together: First stick the skewer through the pearl, then through the umbrella from the top and then through the half Styrofoam® ball. It will provide the umbrella with more stability.
  6. Now push the straw onto the skewer, stick a hole through the center of the spinning plate and affix it with the half Styrofoam® ball.
  7. Fasten the Styrofoam® ball with a drop of Pelifix glue.
  8. Finally, as a protection for the top, glue the flag on both sides of the shashlik skewer directly above the pearl.
  9. After all parts have dried thoroughly, the motif spindle can be built into its case.
  10. Finally, transfer the bottom part of the sign onto a piece of colored paper.
  11. Cut out the top part of the sign, write your motto on it and glue it onto the bottom part. Then attach it to the case.