We recently spent the day in the studio with Jessica of Bramble Workshop poking through all her art supplies and watching her whip up these ginormous florals for a few shop windows. And that was fun. But don’t think we’d leave you hanging without your own bramble-y DIY! We asked Jessica to share her process for making this incredible, geometric DIY installation at home.

We love the minimalistic look of these shapes in plain old black and white, but Jessica suggests trying shapes in different colors too – bright neons, metallics or a color scheme to match an upcoming birthday party or shower! We love this unexpected, yet easy to make, display for hanging over bar carts and buffets or as a striking addition to your office walls.

DIY Crystal Installation

supplies you'll need:

heavyweight watercolor paper
carbon paper (available at Staples)
Sharpie permanent marker (black, fine point)
X-Acto knife
removable tape
T-pins for hanging

follow the directions:

Print crystal template on letter-size paper.

Sandwich carbon paper between template and watercolor paper, with template on top and carbon side facing watercolor paper. Use small pieces of removable tape on the corners to hold layers in place.

Trace crystal template with pencil so that the design transfers onto the watercolor paper.

Separate layers and go over the carbon lines on the watercolor paper with the sharpie, using the ruler for straighter lines.

Using the ruler and X-Acto, cut on either side of lines, leaving about 1/8” margin.

Hang the cut-out crystal form on the wall with a T-pin. Hanging it about 1/2” from the wall creates a shadow and adds dimensionality to the installation. Adding additional crystal forms creates even more layers of lines and shadows.

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