DIY Geo-Disc Object (Abstract Art for Only a Few Dollars)

The metallic paint disguises the fact that the object cost next to nothing to make!
credit: Carrie Waller

Hunker readers, we know you love designer art that won't break the bank, and we don't blame you. We're all about getting the most bang for our decorating buck, so we crafted a tutorial on how to make your own designer-inspired DIY geo-disc object that looks anything but cheap (even though it just cost a few dollars to put together). We know what we're doing this weekend. You too?

Designer art for next to nothing!
credit: Carrie Waller

Things You'll Need

  • 3-inch wood craft discs, ( 6 )

  • Hand saw

  • 120-grit sandpaper

  • Tacky glue

  • Scrap cardboard

  • Paint brush

  • Metallic gold paint

Here's what you'll need to make the project.
credit: Carrie Waller

Step 1

Use a hand saw to cut a slit into each disc, going about halfway through the circle. (Be careful and handle with care!)

Cut a slit into each disc.
credit: Carrie Waller

Step 2

Slip sandpaper between the slit and move it back and forth to make it bigger. Keep an extra disc handy so you can test the width of the slit as you go. You'll want it to be able to fit snuggly over another disc.

Use sandpaper to make the slit bigger.
credit: Carrie Waller

Step 3

Squeeze a line of tacky glue along each slit, and slide the discs together as seen in the pattern featured in the photo below, or in any random sculptural way. (There's no wrong way to do it!) Wipe away any excess glue with your fingertips or a damp paper towel.

Glue the discs together in a random way.
credit: Carrie Waller

Step 4

Use a paint brush to coat the entire finished object in metallic gold paint. Allow to dry for 30 to 60 minutes, and then paint on another layer. Repeat until you can no longer see the wood finish underneath.

Paint the finished object gold.
credit: Carrie Waller

Step 5

Allow the finished object to fully cure overnight, and then place it on a credenza, bookcase, or coffee table where it can be admired!

Allow to dry and place on a nightstand or coffee table.
credit: Carrie Waller
The metallic paint disguises the fact that the object cost next to nothing to make!
credit: Carrie Waller