Modern Decor: DIY Molecule Model

DIY Molecule Model Tutorial

Modern Decor: DIY Molecule Model

Today I’m sharing a great way to add a playful element in your home decor! Why not have a little science nerd fun by creating your very own DIY Molecule Model! It’s a great way to add some personality in your space, while keeping things interesting!

DIY Molecule Model

DIY Molecule Model

How to Make a Molecule Model

by: Lidy

What you will need:

  • Wooden dowel
  • Wooden balls
  • Wood glue
  • Spray paint (in any color you choose)
  • Sand paper
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Hand saw

Step by step DIY Molecule Model Tutorial


1. Gather your supplies
2. Measure and mark with a pencil every 5 inches all the way to the end of your dowel
3. Using your hand saw, cut your dowel according to your measurements
4. Sand the edges smooth
5. Clamp your wooden ball and drill holes half way into each ball
6.You can play around with the number of holes you choose to drill in each ball, since this will create your unique molecule design (some I had 1, 2, 3 or 4 holes in one)
7. Play around with your design!
8. Snap a pic of your design so you can come back and recreate the one you are the most happiest with
9. Create holes in cardboard (or foam) to stand your sticks up and spray paint your sticks the color you choose
10. Spray paint your wooden balls until they are completely covered in paint. Let it dry in between painting. Put it back together and enjoy!

DIY Molecule Model

This was such a great little project that I know you’ll enjoy putting together! You can have a lot of fun playing with bold and bright colors or even muted and calm ones. Whatever you style, this molecule model will be sure to add charm in your home! What do you think? Could you add some Geek Chic decor to your home?

XOXO, Lidy

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  1. 1

    Oh, Lidy! This is such a great diy gift idea for a geek friend of mine! I can prepare the parts and he can assemble the model himself! (I’ll write him the formula on thr greeting card :D You’re genius! Thank you so much!

    1. 1.1

      I am SO happy you love it! I hope he gets a kick out of it – sounds like a great idea for a gift :) It would also be fun for party favors (if someone were to throw a geeky themed party) ;) Oh, the wheels in my head are turning now – thank YOU!


  2. 2
    barbara macaskill

    This is so cool!! I am going to do this with my 10 year old grandson for his science fair at school! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

    1. 2.1

      I’m so glad you like it! Good luck at the science fair!!


    1. 3.1

      Thank you kindly :)


  3. 4

    The great thing about this piece of decor is that it’s flexible enough to be used for a child’s room or as a regular decor piece for an adult. It adds an element of interest for sure. Great color choice too.

    1. 4.1

      Absolutely! It’s totally versatile, which is wonderful! I’m so happy you liked it :)


    1. 5.1

      Thank you! It’s totally a fun little piece to have around for sure :)


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