This is the VERY first BaM Co-Create craft that we ever did! They were featured in our Geode and Watercolors shoot and they were FABULOUS. I don't think either one of us realized how necessary they would be to the shoot until we were there setting up. They were one of the elements that really brought the entire shoot together for a seamless look. Couple that with the fact that we DIY'd them, made them even more special to us.
When we first started thinking about what we could do for the shoot in order to save money but not sacrifice beauty, the first place we turned to was Pinterest. There are a ton of tutorials over there and we are definitely not the first to do a geometric DIY. Marlayna and I both attempted following two different tutorials. The problem? They were WAY too confusing for us, especially since we were trying to have fun with this craft and poured ourselves some wine and beer.
The best solution that we came up with was to DIY the DIY. If you are anything like us, where over the top instructions frustrate you when you were just trying to have a good time, then let our straw geometric hanger tutorial be your guide to fun and crafting success!
Supplies for this craft
Straws. We use paper straws because they are easy to cut and spray paint when the time comes.
Wire. I like to get 26 gauge floral wire from the floral section in Michael's. You get a lot more and it's cheaper than buying the wire found in the jewelry section.
Spray paint. Marlayna and I like the color gold, so that's the color we always do. You can get whatever color your prefer, though! Also, the brand we prefer is Rust-Oleum. You can find reasonably priced spray pain at Home Depot or Lowes. Craft stores always jack up the price for a much smaller can, so don't waste your money there, go straight to your local hardware store.
Scissors. You probably have a million of these in your house. They are a must have in any household and great for cutting the thin floral wire if you don't have a wire cutter! They do crush your straws a tiny bit if you choose to use them for your straw trimming, which is why I suggest the next tool on this supply list.
X-ACTO Knife. Totally optional - I picked up a cheap X-ACTO from Amazon along with a self-healing cutting mat to cut (haha, get it) down on the creasing and potential crushing that scissors can do. If you prefer to use your scissors, though, don't let me tell you how to get your geometric craft on.