Hello lovelies! I’m so exited to be sharing this awesome Himmeli decor craft with you today. The best part about it? It only took 30 minutes to make! Hard to believe, but totally true.
I’ve really been loving the geometric style home decor that has been popping up everywhere. Most recently I spotted at WalMart a large Himmeli shaped candle holder. It was probably a solid 16″ – 18″ tall and GORGEOUS. It was priced pretty good at $40, but I get worried that I’ll tire of certain decor trends quickly so I’m leery to invest into a lot of trendy items. Soon enough, my brain started working on ways I could replicate it on a smaller scale for a lesser cost. Can you guess what came to mind? Straws and pipe cleaners. It doesn’t get much simpler.
Here’s what you’ll need to make yours:
- 10 straws – I used paper straws
- 10 pipe cleaners
- Favourite coloured spray paint
2. Bend your pipe cleaners to the shape a hexagon. Twist the two ends together so they are snug and tuck them into the straws on either side.
3. Take 6 full length pipe cleaners and leaving roughly 2.5″ hanging off the bottom wrap the pipe cleaner twice around each bend of your hexagon.
4. Take 6 straws and cut 2″ off the bottom of each. Take your longer piece and thread it on the longer piece of pipe cleaner.
5. Now this part gets a bit tricky. Bring your pipe cleaners together in the middle and twist two opposites together. Take two more opposites and twist them together and again with the last two. This will keep them together in the middle. Take the ends and tuck them into you straws. You could just cut them off, but then you may risk them unravelling at any point.
6. Your point should look like this.
7. Now take the ends you cut off your straws and thread them on the bottom portion of pipe cleaner that was left hanging down.
8. Take your last 2 pipe cleaners and wrap them together to make a longer length. You’ll also want to take your last two straws and cut them in half and then half again. This will leave you with 8 pieces of straw. You will only need 6. Take one end of pipe cleaner and wrap it around the piece of pipe cleaner sticking out of the shorter straws. Take one piece of quartered straw and thread it on. Bring the pipe cleaner to the next bit hanging down and twist the end onto the length. Thread another straw piece on and continue this all the way around until you reach the end.
Clear as mud right?! You may have to play around with it a bit to get it shaped just right. Once it’s shaped right take your can a spray paint to it and give a few good coats. The nice thing about paper straws is that the paint sucks up in them, dries quick and doesn’t feel tacky! Aaaaaand that’s all I had on hand at the time, haha!
Look how awesome it turned out!
It fits perfectly on my new window shelf that i’ll be sharing with you guys later this week! You could easily adjust the size of it too based on the length of straw you use. Whip a few of them up in different sizes and create some cute vignettes with them! All for the cost of a few pennies.
Hope you enjoy!