When decorating our home for Christmas this past season, I was looking for fun ornaments we could make ourselves. I had searched the internet and saw this picture here. I decided it would be fun to make these into larger tabletop decorative pieces.
So I adapted the idea and figured out how to do it using only two materials and costing about five dollars.
Here is how you can do it too!
- You will need a package of gold or silver straws (if you are wanting your shape to look like metal – or else you could do any color of choice), a matching pack of chenille stems and scissors.
- Now take a few chenille stems twisting them together to create one long stem.
- String on several straws and form a triangle.
- I kept attaching triangles on top of one another (attched by the chenille stems) and then combined two pyramid shapes together making a diamond.
- You could get more complicated than this, but it was tiring my brain out think about the math. Let’s just say that Geometry was not my strength in school days – ha!
- This whole project took maybe ten minutes.
You could group several together or hang some on the wall. I like keeping mine here with our antique books and rustic wood frame.
(DIY faux antler tutorial here)
This guys has started to follow me around when I take pictures. I think he enjoys being the focus of attention… but who could say no to these puppy dog eyes?
Such a cute decor element! It looks so expensive & chic! Thank you for sharing.
Rachael @ This is our Bliss says
Yesss! Love this! You had me at 10 minutes 😉 actually you had me at the first photo. Perfect styling!
Rachael thank you! I was so happy crafting and seeing it was so simple – you know as DIYers sometimes things don’t go as planned – lol. I appreciate you stopping by and saying hello!
I love this idea, Annie. It looks so chic! I’m linking this to my site today.
Yuni you are the sweetest! Thank you so much friend and I will head over to check out the post today! Hope your weekend is wonderful ~
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
I can’t believe this project was made using straws. It totally looked like metal. So cute! Your dog is adorable too. Thanks for sharing project.
Thank you Tee! There are so many fun patterns of straws available these days! I am glad you stopped by~
I love finding modern decor that I can DIY, and this looks so cool! And not too hard either. I can’t wait to try it.I have the perfect place for something like this on my bookshelf. Thanks!
Hi Rebecca thanks so much and I am so glad to hear that you are going to try it out! Have a great weekend –
Hi Anne, I am fairly new to your blog and I really love your posts on just about everything!
When I realized that you used straws and pipe cleaners,I was amazed how ingenious you were to making that! I think i’ll try and make a heart one for my son who is my everything! I think he’ll be amazed at how smart his mother was in being so crafty!I will certainly give you 99% of the credit though.lol…keep up the great blog that I have come to enjoy checking out frequently! Best regards,Cindy