DIY Mid-Century Wall Sculpture

June 18, 2014


I’ve been working on decorating my office to make it more cheerful and a fun place to work. I had this frame that was a lot of fun but I didn’t have a print to put in it so I decided to make my own version of the mid-century style wall art.


For this project you will need a half styrofoam ball, the smooth kind and bamboo skewers, these are 12″ and spray paint.


Start by sticking the pointed end of the skewer into the ball making a line across the center. Then continue to add in skewers till you like the look of it.


Take it out to a well ventilated area to spray paint the sculpture. I chose gold paint for this project. Spray several light coats to cover the piece and then flip it over to paint the bottom of the skewers.


Once it is dry hang on the wall by pushing the styrofoam into a nail or screw. It may take some finagling to get the styrofoam  onto the nail because of the skewers but just work at it till it is secure.


I would recommend hanging it in a place where it is unlikely for people to walk or lean into it because it is pokey. I hung it over my desk high enough up that I wouldn’t loose an eye.  As another option you can choose smaller skewers so they don’t stick out from the wall very far and make several clustering them together.


I love it, it is just the kind of 3D piece I was looking to add to my office artwork. I can’t wait to finish up the remaining pieces and show off my office decor.

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  • Reply Dianna June 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This is adorable!

    • Reply Michaela June 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Thanks! I love it so much I think I’m going to have to make more!

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