Today is Knock Off Knock Outday! Our inspiration store this month is *Urban Outfitters. The first of each month, five bloggers all share a knock off project from a pre-selected home decor store. Be sure to check at the bottom of this post for the other amazing projects from Urban Outfitters.
Who doesn’t love Urban Outfitters? Even if you’re not a fan of their clothing line, you have to admit… they’ve got some serious great home furnishings. And their *rugs, oh mama they are good!
For this knock off, I was excited to try and recreate their *Prisma Wall Decor or himmeli sculptures as many people know them. The price tag for this set of three was $39.00 but I knew I could make them for much less…. much much less.
I was surprised, the steps to creating these himmeli sculptures is fairly easy. I am sharing today how to create the simplest of the three that I made.
1. Cut four paper straws into thirds. String one entire straw onto your twine and knot to create a triangle shape.
2. Add two additional straw sections and create another triangle, then knot.
3. Continue adding two straw sections and knotting unil you only have one straw section left. Tie that last straw section back to your very first leftover twine from step one.
4. This is how your straw soon to be hemmeli sculpture should look.
5. Take a long piece of twine that you plan to hang your sculpture from and knot the two flat triangles (from image four) together.
Once my sculpture was complete, I spray painted my straws with a primer + paint combo to get rid of the straw stripes.
Simply looking at Urban Outfitters image, I was able to figure out how they made the two additional shapes. It was a very similar process.
I painted a few wooden balls and added them to my sculptures for some added color and texture.
I stated in the very top graphic that Urban Outfitters is selling these for $39 and mine were $4, but… I actually owned every supply that I used, so really this was a ZERO cost project for me. However, if you needed to buy the supplies, it would be about $4. Still, such an amazing deal!!
Be sure to check out the other amazing ladies in this series!