Every time we buy an appliance or electronic I'm excited to see what parts of the box or packaging I'll upcycle.
This craft is one of those experiments, and I love how it turned out! I used mainly a foam that came protecting a laptop. Even if you don't have this exact material I hope it will inspire you to see other jewels hidden in scrap material.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Nail polish remover
Two popsicle sticks
Four skinny sticks
Foam from a laptop packaging
Step 2: Remove the Letters
If the foam has marks on it. Use a little bit of nail polish remover to take off the paint
Step 3: Cut
This material is so easy to cut with an x-acto knife. I trimmed it until I had the shape I was looking for.
Step 4: Shape the Popsicle Sticks
I boiled water in a pan. I put the sticks inside and let them boil for 15 minutes.
Then I took them out carefully and slowly tucked inside two identical glasses.
I waited 4 hours, because I wanted a soft curve. If you want it more pronounced just let them stay inside the glasses for 24 hours.
Step 5: Make the Legs
I cut four sticks and glue them forming an x.
Then glue them to the curved popsicle sticks.
Finally I made some cuts in the bottom of the seat where I put hot glue and inserted the legs. Then I joined with another stick then legs between both x, as shown in the last picture. This makes the structure more stable.
And we're done!