DIY Project: Mid-Century Wall Sculpture

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Today’s first DIY comes from Heather Jennings of Poppyhaus. Inspired by the exuberant mid-century style of DwellStudio’s ‘Boom’ wall sculptures, Heather set out to recreate the look using inexpensive household materials. Armed only with bamboo skewers, styrofoam balls and spraypaint, Heather created a fantastic homespun version that cost next-to-nothing and fits her love of mid-century style and DIY budget. Heather was kind enough to share the full how-to here today but you can check out more of her DIY projects online here, too. Thanks, Heather! xo, grace

The full how-to continues after the jump…

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Materials

-2″ styrofoam balls (smooth)
-10″ bamboo skewers,
-gold metallic spray paint (Rustoleum)
-black metallic spray paint, or for a white version, soft white spray paint.

To attach to the wall sand the back of the ball to make a 3/4″ flat surface and hang using 3M velcro wall squares.

Steps:

1. Spray the balls the base color (either black or white). Spray the skewers gold.

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2. There is a thin seam line on the styrofoam ball that divides it in half, use this as your starting point. Insert the skewers about 1/4 inch in, around this line, then fill upwards.

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3. Spray paint the center color onto the base of the skewers, creating the ombre from white or black to gold.

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4. To attach them, sand the back side flat and attach an adhesive velcro tab. Simply pop on the wall, damage free (they weigh less than a pound).

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FripperyVintage

Great idea and they create such a beautiful effect. We may soon be opening Frippery Vintage brick and mortar so this would be a great inexpensive way to decorate the space.

Irina

I love these “urchin” looking decorations. I’ve seen a smaller version using tea/coffee stirrers, but didn’t think of hanging it up. Also the ombre look is a nice touch.

Teras Rumah

I think it would be interesting if there are LED lights inside the ball so it will look gorgeous at night. But, it’s nice ideas

laura

i love this!! i need somthing over my door in my foyer,, i’m going to tweek it and use 6″ ball and 20″ scewers,, it will be fabulous,, thank you for the thought!!

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