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Geometric Party Installation

A few years ago when we were living in Paris I saw some really amazing window displays and I’ve always wanted to make some party decorations inspired by them. Last week we gave it a go and loved how they turned out. This geometric installation would be so awesome hanging above tables for a wedding or in a large loft space. They are so elegant and beautiful. They would even make a really great photobooth backdrop. The best part: they are really inexpensive and simple to make and have such a big impact. I kind of want to make one to keep in my office above my desk. See full instructions below.

Click through for full instructions.

Materials: Wooden Dowels, Small Styrofoam Balls, Hot Glue Gun, Clippers (to cut through the dowels)

Step 1: Cut the dowels down to about 2 ½ feet long.
Step 2: Poke the first dowel into a styrofoam ball.
Step 3: Remove the dowel and add a little bit of glue to the hole you created.
Step 4: Continue adding dowels and balls in any way you’d like. It will build a unique shape.
Step 5: Hang from the ceiling with string.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by
Caitlin Barker

  1. Jessica

    May 9, 2013

    Ooo, I love this idea! I’ve been looking for ways to jazz up a rather ugly overhead light fixture (which, as a renter, I have neither the right or the funds to change), and I think this might be the perfect way to do it. Thank you!

  2. Céline

    May 9, 2013

    Arnold Goron for Paris Isabel Marant store. Recognized them instantly! Love this! So easy and beautiful! I was actually thinking of making myself a display of these too. Excellent work; love the ideas on your blog!

  3. julia

    May 9, 2013

    total light fixture inspiration!

  4. giulia

    May 9, 2013

    this is incredible. you are such a special and talented do-it-yourselver! you really are such an inspiration:)

  5. Ana

    May 9, 2013

    This can also work in small as a sculpture or similar with bold colors.

  6. Kate

    May 9, 2013

    That is SO easy.

    And SO beautiful.

  7. Tin

    May 9, 2013

    this is brilliant! i looks easy to do.. I’m excited to try this one.

  8. PARIS BEE kids blog

    May 10, 2013

    More amazing ideas! This might be a fun base to add some wishes and pictures at a party or celebration as well. LOVE!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  9. Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons

    May 10, 2013

    OH that’s fun! And so easy to make!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life’s Lemons

  10. My Love Wedding Ring

    May 10, 2013

    These are pretty cool although they do remind me just a little of the compound models in chemistry lessons!

  11. Lea

    May 11, 2013

    I love your dress! Where did you get it?!

  12. Egypt

    May 13, 2013

    Good Luck

  13. chay

    May 15, 2013

    this is so pretty! reading your blog can really brighten up my mood. good job! 😀

  14. Natalie

    May 16, 2013

    this is really cool. would be a great sculpture project to do with my 8th grade art class next years. I’m envisioning it in a hot pink! Thanks for sharing = ).

  15. Lisa

    May 21, 2013

    You can make a mini fun and edible version with toothpicks and mini-marshmellows (or pieces of fruit or veggies, I suppose, to be healthier…) too. I love the simplicity of it!

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