The world of high-end design is an amazing source of inspiration. And when you’re obsessed with crafting, it can spark some fun ideas. For this project, I used Darice wood blocks to make my own version of a $995 Marble Trapezoid Sculpture by Kelly Wearstler. All it took was $10 worth of supplies and an afternoon. OK, so maybe it isn’t as fancy. But this DIY sculpture is still a pretty rad piece! Here’s how to make your own geometric block DIY sculpture on the cheap.
- Darice 1.75 inch Wood Blocks (6)
- Scotch Chalkboard Tape (1.88 width)
- Marker or Pen
- Darice Scissors
- White Acrylic Paint
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Wood Glue
Step 1. Place a block along the back side of the chalkboard tape. Make sure it’s lined up with the top straight edge. With a pen, make a mark right below the square. Continue at equal intervals until you’ve made 15 marks.
Step 5. Once dry, adhere the chalk triangles. The points should meet in the middle, while the straight sides should align with the block’s edges. In order to achieve this pattern, no two triangle sides should ever touch.
Step 9. Glue another two on the remaining exposed sides. Leave to dry.
How’s that for a designer hack? For barely 10 bucks, you can get the same look for less.
If you’re craving more color for your DIY sculpture, ditch the white acrylic paint for your favorite shade. You can even paint a pattern before adding the black triangles.
If you love the idea of adding this geometric trend into your decor, consider making this fun DIY geometric decor wreath!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.