UPDATE: This previously ran on August the 30th but we thought we’d bring it back for a little DIY you can do this Sunday. Go out for a stroll and collect some small twigs and get DIY bus.
Do you ever want to fill the air with something delicate, just have something drifting back and forth freely in a little space in your home, desk space, or backyard? I find it relaxing watching something move gently in the air; it’s peaceful and helps create a peaceful mind.
My bedroom is all white and I’ve been looking for ways to add some color – just little delicate touches that don’t take away from the white. While in Brooklyn the other weekend, I came across beautiful mobiles hanging inside a store. I loved how little impact they had, but when you glanced at them you could see little slithers of color in the air that made you smile. So this week I decided to have go using twigs, acrylic paints, and glitter.
What you need:
A hot glue gun
Acrylic paints of your choice
A paint brush
A bunch of slim but sturdy twigs
First cut six small-length twigs (mine were 2 inches) and then six large-length twigs (mine were 4 inches). Then start painting the twigs with your choice of color, leaving some just bare. I think it looks great to show a bit of the natural element. And don’t forget to put glitter on at least 2 – it catches the light nicely.
Once you have all your twigs painted, lay them out. I painted more than I needed in case of any mistakes. Then play around with what colors you like next to each other before you start gluing.
With a hot glue gun, start gluing the small twigs together to make a 3-D triangle and then glue the six large ones together to make a diamond.
This is how your shapes should turn out