DIY: Himmeli Geometric Sculpture

January 6, 2017

Decorations in any room can make it feel more like your own space. I like decorating my room because to me it makes me feel more comfortable. You can buy decorations or make your own. This week’s DIY is a gold geometric sculpture that was made completely of straws! It did take a while to make, around three hours. Most of that time was spent painting it and waiting for it to dry. But the outcome is worth the three hours!

I found this idea at http://go.brit.co/2j656sq.

The steps were somewhat confusing to me, so I also used a video that I found to help with the making of it(http://bit.ly/2iJK8D4).

 The tutorial on the website shows steps for three different sculptures that combine into one, but I only made one of the three. I made the medium sized diamond. I also changed some other things when making my own. Instead of using wire to connect the straws, I used string instead. The material and steps are listed below. You can really make this whatever size you want, and paint it whatever color you want. Make it your own!

 

Materials

-straws

-wire(could also use string or fishing wire)

-spray paint

-scissors

-wire cutter(if wire is used)

1. Cut four straws that measure 4 inches, another four that measure 2 inches, and another four that measure 1 1/2 inches. (measurements may vary)

2. Cut two 16-inch pieces of wire and twist them together to form an X. (The size of the wire will depend on the size of the straws

3. Slide one 3-inch straw onto each arm of the X. Then slide a 1-inch piece onto an arm and cross it over to make a triangle. Twist the wire together so it stays in place. Keep threading the 1-inch straw pieces and crossing them over until you have a square pyramid with wire tails.

4. Slide the four last straws onto the ends of the wire tails, then twist together to form a point.

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