Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ultimate Spin Art Machine DIY

Hands down, making spin art is one of my favorite ways to relax.  Toss in a bottle of Pino Noir and you won't see me for hours!  I think it's something about the spinning that hypnotizes me into a great mood.  A while ago I found an old mini Honeywell fan on the street and hauled it home.  It took about 10 minutes to remove the cover and about 2 days for me to figure out what to put on top of the fan blades for a base.  Turns out an old Styrofoam plate did the trick and I was making spin art like a madman!   Just make sure to use some very sticky tape. 
Have fun!  xoxo, Mark
Spin art makes amazing postcards and, well, ART! 
Not quite Damian Hirst, but still pretty fantastic!
Stacks ready to be sent
Watered down Americana Acrylics make the perfect paint for this project!
Watch the magical video tutorial here!
*You can pick up a new one for $15!
Styrofoam plate
Masking tape
Colorful card stock
A quick peek at my spin art journal
Try experimenting with water colors, markers, color pencils and crayons

See the STEP BY STEP photos


  1. OMG! This looks like waaaaaaaaaay too much fun! I'm on the trail to find an old fan TODAY...

  2. My hubby watched the video and he suggested I try a computer fan. He thinks the motor is powerful enough to be able to do any size i'd want. Can't wait to test it out!

    1. That sounds like a great idea Christina!

  3. OH.

    This is fantastic!

  4. Thanks for sending me over from you Youtube channel! I had no idea you had a blog!!!

    1. I do and there are always more fun photos here that I didn't use in the video. Glad to see you here Awl!