Diamond Abode Hanging Art | Excellent for Office, Rental, or Photobooth! HowFantasticBlog.com

I’d recently been wanting to add some flair to my desk area. An admirer of the confetti system garlands that have been blowing up the blogosphere in the past year, I wanted to do something that felt playful and light. After seeing this on Modcloth I felt inspired to create my own version. I remembered a very similar DIY I saw awhile back on Vintage Revivals, you can catch the full video tutorial here.

What I ended up with is what I can only describe as an adult mobile, and I absolutely love it.

Diamond Abode Art | Great for a party photobooth backdrop, a rental, or home office! HowFantasticBlog.com

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Rustoleum Gold, Krylon Copper, Design Master Coral | HowFantasticBlog.com

You’ll need: cocktail straws (I bought mine at target but you can also find them here), 26 gauge floral wire, Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint, Krylon Copper Spray Paint, Design Master Coral Spray Paint, fishing wire, clear tape, and scissors.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Diamond Abode Art | HowFantasticBlog.comStep1: Cut your straw pieces. I winged most of my pieces so these measurements are approximate. Five 1 inch pieces, five 2.5 inch pieces, five 3.25 inch pieces,  and five full length straws.

Step 2: Take your five 3.25 inch pieces and string them onto your floral wire. I used about 3.5 – 4 feet of floral wire for this project. String these pieces down to the end until you’re left with about 1 inch of extra wire hanging off. Twist the 1 inch piece and the longer portion of the wire together no more than 2 times. You want to avoid it being too bulky. This should give you a pentagon shape.

Steps 3 & 4: On your longer piece, you’ll string on one 1 inch piece, one 2.5 inch piece, and another 1 inch piece.

Step 5: Take the long piece of wire and twist it around the section below. *See photo.

Step 6: After twisting, take the long piece of wire and feed it through the nearest 1 inch piece (this will be the last piece the wire passed through before step 5). This step takes some getting used to, so you might need a pencil or tweezers if the wire gets twisted/tangled.

Step 7: String one 2.5 inch piece, followed by one 1 inch piece. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until you’ve used up all your 2.5 inch pieces. On the last one inch piece, string through to the larger pentagon, then twist between two 3.25 inch pieces.

Step 8: Collect your 5 whole straws.

Step 9: String on two full length straws then connect to the next section with a twist.

Step 10: Feed through the last full length straw, string on another full length straw and repeat step 9 & 10 until you’re done.

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Finish off by spray painting with your choice of colors. I chose Rustoleum Gold, Krylon Copper, and Design Master Coral. Be advised that this can of Design Master paint dries matte and requires about 3 coats for even coverage. The Krylon Copper required 2 coats, while the Rustoleum took only one. You can see how I used the Rustoleum gold on my bar cart makeover here.

Use fishing wire to tie off and hang with clear tape.

This DIY has endless possibilities. It’s friendly to your walls so it’d be perfect for renters. It also makes an excellent girly backdrop for a photobooth!

Remember to follow Mandi of Vintage Revivals here, she’s an excellent resource for crafts of all difficulty levels and has an excellent eye for design!

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  • These look awesome! I also love your desk chair. Do you mind me asking where you bought it?

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    thesurznickcommonroom.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Sarah! I bought the chair at Ikea. It’s called the Tobias chair. It originally came in silver but I took it apart and spray painted the silver accents gold. I think it gives it a much more 70s chic look.

      I came across your blog the other week and I love the down to earth feel of it :)

      -Rita

      • Thanks so much! :)

  • Um, these are amazing! Love them… seriously!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Perspective!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

    • Thanks Carolyn! I loved participating in your link-up party :)

  • These are very cool! And it looks great over your desk!

    • Thanks Desirae! It was super fun and simple to do :)