"The essential things in life are seen not with eyes, but with the heart"
The Little Prince
Step 1: Preparing the Material:
- 55 clothespins
- a thin wire
- one bulb
- a holder for the bulb
- white glue
- hot glue
- a small piece of elastic
- duct tape
Separate the clothes pins and set aside. The springs are not used. You can store them for any invention.
Step 2: Creating the Support Body
With the aid of elastic, snap the sticks around the socket as shown in figure. Now, pass the white glue to unite them. Allow it to dry
Obs.: A space had to be completed with a stick half.
Total sticks: 13
Step 3: Creating a Basis for the Support
Attach the sticks (2 each) with glue as stated and set aside.
For this part, I used 23 sticks.
Glue them in the base of the bulb holder, as showed, forming a flower.
Step 4: Building the Roof
The roof was made of 23 sticks (two parts with 11 sticks and a stick on top, in the center to unite them).
I used some sticks as a base to glue the triangle-shaped roof.
Step 5: Placing the Roof
After a few tries, I found the right position to put the mini-wall that will sustain the roof.
After finding the right spot to place the pieces, I glued them and used duct tape to hold.
Used 12 sticks to the pillar and 15 for the wall.
Step 6: Making the Heart
The heart was made of a flexible metal wire that had at home.
I had to paint because the wire had a golden color.
The heart was placed inside the bulb, folded. I used tweezers to open it. After that, it was enough to put hot glue to secure it at the base of the bulb.
Step 7: Done!
The heart is ready to be delivered to the person who is special to you.
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"