DIY decorative metallic orb sphere
Jul 152015
 

I’ve seen decorative orbs & spheres at home decor stores for some time now. They are definitely on-trend and pretty cool-looking (if you ask me!) I love the look and figured I might be able to DIY it.

You will not believe how simple and easy this tutorial is. You know what these decorative orbs are made out of?!

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


Yup, small embroidery hoops!! Isn’t that cool? Ok, here is the super simple tutorial!

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


Supplies:
2 small embroidery hoops
spray paint

Directions:
1. Each embroidery hoop is composed of an inner ring and an outer ring with a small screw. Disassemble the hoops, so you have both inner rings separate from both outer rings. Nestle the inner rings into each other so they form an “x.” Then use one of the outer rings (one with a screw) and position it around the two inner rings forming an “x.” Tighten the screw so all three rings stay together.

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


2. Next, take the fourth (and final) ring (another one with a screw attached) and position it around the other rings in a horizontal position. In other words, if the first 3 rings are positioned as longitude lines, then the fourth ring is positioned as a latitude line. Tighten that screw to hold everything together. Here is a picture to clarify.
DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


3. Finally, spray paint the whole thing a few times from different angles. Ta-da! All done! It’s a cute decorative item to place on a shelf, use as a paperweight, or simply place on a counter!
DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


It was such an easy project, but I think it looks so industrial-looking. I love how the screws are on the outside and how they stand out.
DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


I think this project would look really cool if larger embroidery hoops were used. That would make a big statement!
DIY decorative metallic orb sphere

DIY decorative metallic orb sphere


Hope you try this project! Happy crafting, friends!







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 July 15, 2015  Posted by

8 Responses to “DIY decorative metallic orb sphere”

  1. This is so great! I love this idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. I love orbs and this one is no exception. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

  3. You always come up with the best ideas- I love this!

    Thanks for sharing at the Sundays Down Under link up. I’ve pinned and shared your post on social media.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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