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DIY Mid-Century Wall Sculpture

June 18, 2014

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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2 Comments

  • 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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