I like put work that I’ve done myself in my home because it gives me a reason to brag when people see it. Just joking…sort of. Anyway, here is a great idea for a DIY light. I haven’t tried this but I saw it on http://www.poppytalk.com and thought I’d share it. I like the idea, but it seems to be more a of low-light lamp, so perhaps it would be best suited as a night-light or used at a time when you don’t need much light.

Here the directions are below:

D.I.Y. by Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou

what you need:
-strips of wood veneer (you can also get 3/4 in. veneer at the hardware store that is for ironing on the edge of shelves – you can also use strips of paper)
-white glue
-large clips (or clothes pins) – I started with four and found I needed more as I went along
-HEMMA ikea light
-small piece of cardstock

safety alert * use a low watt bulb and ensure material chosen is not touching or close to the bulb.

step 1-2
take the strip of wood veneer and make a circle shape to the desired size you want your lamp to be. place a small amount of glue to the attachment and hold with clip.

step 3
proceed the same way as in step one – creating an overlap on the other strip of veneer.
glue the attachment and secure with clip

step 4-5
take smaller strips and weave through the lamp continuing in a circular manner. secure any overlaps with glue and clip – also allow the glue to dry – it will make it easier to work with the shape.

step 6
while the glue is drying take the cardstock and unscrew the ring from the HEMMA pendant light

step 7
take the unscrewed component and place on card stock and trace the interior – take the scissors and cut out the circle – place the light through the card stock and screw the circular component back on the light

step 8
find a spot on your form for the light and pull through the cord. it’s important to place the light in the centre so that the shape hangs leveled.

step 9
add glue to the card stock and secure it to the wood structure with clips

step 10
make sure there is a spot big enough for your hand to screw in the light bulb.
before you are done – look at the lamp and decide if you need more strips or if there are areas you need to secure with glue.

once your done – use the instructions in the HEMMA Ikea package on how to hang from your ceiling. Enjoy!




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