Who can resist the tickling sound that always makes you feel like something special is going to happen? Not me =)
I was browsing through my favourite online store, Qoo10, one day and stumbled upon DIY musical box kits! Musical boxes that I can make myself? Hell yeah! =)
Obviously I bought the first one, loved it so much that I bought two more! I really enjoyed making them, even though I made a lot of mistakes along the way! I guess that's the fun of it. They're not perfect but they're all made by me =P
 Nordic Fairy Tale
The first one that I bought reminded me of Christmas and snow mountains, both of which I really love!
|The things found in the box for you to put your musical box together|
The instructions manual is in Chinese (see #2 below for an example) but there are lots of pictures to help you. You can also get creative and not follow the manual if you are feeling particularly adventurous =)
|Glueing the main house together piece by piece;|
This was relatively easy for me.
Adding the light was slightly harder as I needed to ensure that the wires do not move. I was also afraid that I might get the positive and negative wrong.
But I didn't =)
|Whoots and it lights up!|
Next, it was the furniture, which were soooo tiny that I had to hold some of them with my fingernail!
|The level of detail for something so tiny is incredible|
|Add the finishing touch and it's done!|
 Carousel Happy Garden
I decided to up my skills by working with moving parts, which proved to be harder than I expected. Do not try this if you are a beginner.
|The parts included in the set except the scissors and penknife|
|Example of how the instruction manual looks like|
It was super hard to get the horses to stay on the wire. I made a mistake in not securing it well to the lid and it ended up dropping *sigh*
|Be sure to secure the top wire properly or else it will keep dropping like mine did|
The surrounding pieces were much easier to work with in comparison.
|The pizza place|
|How the funfair looks from the front view|
|It's not easy to get this lamp to stay upright!|
|View from the back|
|The final after everything was finished =)|
I love this because I love carousels and ferris wheels and once again this one reminds me of Christmas at a theme park. So lovely =)
 Cinderella Castle & Carriage
I chose this last one because I love Cinderella. The main castle was by far the easiest to do although it was a challenge getting the carriage to orbit around the castle.
|The castle up close|
The lights can change from green to blue! Very cool!
|It lights up!|
I tried really hard but in the end the carriage could only move a really short distance. Ah well... =(
It's still really pretty though! =)
There's an acrylic transparent box cover for both #2 and #3, which, for some reason, I didn't take photos of. It'll help to protect your final creation from dust =)
Overall, if you're new to this, don't do those with moving parts as they're a lot harder. Try it! I'm sure you'll have fun like I did =)
This post is part of my Mad-Made Art series that documents our artistic creations!
You can also see more of our creations on Instagram via the hashtag #madpsychmumart!