Rustic Orb Wood Accent DIY

2 Materials
$3
10 Minutes
Easy

I am in love with these decorative orbs. Most of the time you see them in light fixtures but I wanted to make one for a home décor accent piece, for my side table. Did I mention I like unique items that not everyone has, that are simple. So here is another super easy project that has that farmhouse chic look. It will also take less then 10 minutes of your time!

rustic orb wood accent diy

Supplies you'll need:

Embroidery Hoops 2 set of 6" 2 set of 7"

Thumb tacks

this is the only 2 items, it doesn't get easier then this!

rustic orb wood accent diy

I'm going to make two so you'll need two sets of 6" and 2 sets of 7" (that will be 4 of each) now you can make any size but I didn't want large ones for my table top. So first you'll need to remove the labels

rustic orb wood accent diy

I did this by using a razor blade however it wasn't really working, it was a trial and error experience. So I decided to just run them under hot water and it came right off. (safer also)

rustic orb wood accent diy

Next you need to make an x with the first two hoops. Then cross over the x you just made with the 3rd hoop. With the 4th one go right around the circumference of the orb. You will want to make sure the screws are all tight. From there you will have the shape you need. To secure them get a thumb tack and push right through the center that all rings cross so it will hold them together. 

rustic orb wood accent diy

Both are done. I chose not to paint or stain mine. However, you could before you assemble them. I liked the natural look.

rustic orb wood accent diy

Here are both of them done this was really less then 10 minutes. I picked them up at a local thrift store one set for $.75 and the other set for $.50 and the thumb tacks at my local dollar store. This was an easy farmhouse chic look for $2.29 including taxes.

rustic orb wood accent diy

Here are my finished orbs / spheres on my side table. I think they came out great. I love the contrast of the light wood on my dark wood table. I loved the price even more. This was seriously the easiest project I think I have ever done. You know with projects how they always take longer then expected? Well not this one. It was nice and easy as well as fast. The best part, I didn't even have to paint or stain it which sometimes takes forever!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Cara Gawerecki
    on May 2, 2018

    How hard was it to get the tack in ? I have some hoops I want to try this with.

  • Louise
    on May 2, 2018

    Wait...thumbtacks?? Don't they just come right back out with nothing to hold them in place? The orbs look GREAT!

    • Carrie Riner-Howard
      on May 22, 2018

      Love this!!! Simple yet lovely!!!... so I would guess any type thumb tack as far as character and if really insecure about it, a little crafting glue!

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  • Alma
    on Jun 11, 2019

    Love this idea! A good way to remove a stuck on label: take your hair dryer, put it on low heat (if possible), blow it on the label for seconds. You just want to heat the glue, not burn your hands! The label should come off easily. If not, repeat. Works on bottles (wine) also. When removing labels from bottles or glass items, you might have to wash to get all the glue residue off.


  • Merrily Clifford
    on Jun 12, 2019

    Auto-correct changed “spheres” to “spears” in your post, and I spent 5 minutes looking for the spears before I realized it!! LOL

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