Archive for April 24th, 2010

DIY Miniature Coffee Shop

Posted by: Ms Ayain Ms Aya's Papers
Mood: Sleepy

Mood: Sleepy

In my previous entry…

I mentioned something about a DIY stuff. ↓


I finished assembling the parts~! (Rejoices)

I chose the Coffee Shop model. There were others like  the News Stand, Wedding Shop, Disc shop and more however, I think Coffee Shop suits sheep, ne? <^-^>/

Anyway… ↓

The parts mostly comprises paper,little wood planks and beads. Glue is provided by the way.

At first, I panicked when I found out that the manual was in Chinese!  But the visual steps are quite reliable as a guide. Otherwise if you aren’t sure which wood is for which part, there’s a checklist given for you to check the size of the wood. All you have to do is measure the size and then you can roughly tell which wood belongs to where. <^ω^>/

Though, some wooden parts may not have the exact measurements… <T_T>

Just got to keep that in mind and try to improvise from there. After all, it’s a self-made model so if you like, you can have your own add ons or leave some parts out.

(Laughs) Overall, I had a lot of fun assembling the little cabinets however…

I almost died doing the little, little things such as the mini coffee jars that are actually made out of tube. ↓

You have to cut the PVC film tube and then wrap the label around it. After that, put the cover over and there~ Apparently, a jar of coffee powder! (Laughs)

I skipped the coffee boxes because — they were too tiny! I couldn’t cut them properly and folding them was really difficult hence abandoned them.

I was also required to sew 2 tiny cotton bags that were supposed to be coffee bags but I skipped them too.

So after assembling the tiny parts, attach the cabinets to the inside of the box using a glue and then… ↓

There you go~! The inside of the coffee shop~ \<^v^>/

Supposed to put the fake lights but I didn’t because I couldn’t stick them properly. So I settled with this. <u_u>

As for the outside… ↓

By right, if I had screwed the sides, it can open and close like a door however, it was very difficult to install them.

Screwing is easy, but making holes for screwing is difficult! I wanted to hammer it so that I can make a hole but that would only destroy this delicate things, nay? <^-^>lll

Ah well~ So now there is a Coffee Shop next to my coin bank house. (Laughs)

It took me the whole broad day light to complete assembling the parts! <_  _>lll Wow~ If I were to do this for a living, I bet I’ll be darn thin and really have no social life! (Laughs)

It requires a lot of patience, concentration and diligence to do it. <u_u>

Anyway those who might favor this as a hobby, I think you might find this in Action City.