How to Make Sculptural Spheres Using Vinyl Tubing

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structuralspherescraftberrybushforehow3Gold is one of the hottest trends in home décor for 2014, adding a touch of luxury and glam to any room. The beauty of gold is that it can be displayed in every season and when combined properly, creates a beautiful statement.

Picture it combined with the subtle tones of blues in a coastal cottage, or the playful colors of a Moroccan flat, or the classic look of black and white.

Anyway you display it, gold is timeless and a designer’s must.

structuralspherescraftberrybushforehowThese sculptural spheres can be made small enough to display on your desk, or large and bold to be displayed over a mantel, or simply placed on the floor.

So let’s get started…

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Materials:

  • Clear vinyl tubing of desired size
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint of choice
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pliable wire

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First, cut three pieces of tubing of equal size (these measured approx 6 inches).

Thread wire through the tubing and cut, allowing approximately 1 inch to 2 inches of extra wire at either side

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Tie wire together to close your tubing.

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Place one of the circles around the other as shown and tie both wires together to make a sphere.

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Tuck extra wire inside the tube.

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Place third circle inside the previous formation as shown and again tie extra wire around tube.

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It should look something like this.

You can vary your design if you wish and place a fourth circle around the circumference of the sphere.

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To ‘bind’ all of the seams together, apply a generous amount of hot glue where the tubes meet.

Spray paint with your favorite metallic spray paint and you’re done.

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In this photo, you can see how the hot glue finishes the piece and gives it a ‘welded’ look, adding to the sculptural and metallic feel of the piece.

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Should you have any questions or wish to comment, feel free to type in the comment section below, or drop me a line at craftberrybush@yahoo.com.

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