Hey peeps! Its spring pinterest challenge time. A time to get off your butt, step away from the computer and actually complete a project that you have pinned. The Pinterest challenge is a link party hosted by Katie (Bower Power), Sherry (Young House Love), Emily (Sparkle meets Pop) and Renee (Red Bird Blue). It can be anything crafty, a recipe, a room re-do, whatever you want, or have pinned. Its a fun way to get people to actually act on their pins and to share them all in one place.
Many of you may have seen these and probably have them in your home. You know what I’m talking about, we so affectionately like to call them boob lights…get it? I’m not a huge fan, they just don’t really do it for me. So I have made it my mission to slowly but surely replace all the boob lights in the house. First victim is the one in the foyer. I figured it was getting a nice makeover in a few other ways, why not this? And it only cost $22, that’s my kind of light.
Orb light fixtures are a pretty popular trend, but can be very pricy. Here are a few inspiration pictures I found.
Embroidery hoops – I used 4, but if you want a more enclosed orb like Sarah’s, you can use more. I got mine for $1.00 for all 4 at a garage sale. Any craft store like JoAnn’s or Michaels will have them too.
- Spray paint – I used Rust-Oleum black because I had a can on hand.
- Thin thread
- Drill with 3/8″ bit
- Edison light bulb
Intertwine your embroidery hoops until you get the desired shape and width between the spaces. I used the inside of the hoops so they wouldn’t have that tightening hardware stuff showing.
Once you have the desired width. Cut some thread and tie around the top where all the hoops meet. I just kept winding it around until it was tight and the hoops didn’t move. Do this on the top and bottom of the orb. (sorry I don’t have a picture of that step)
Spray paint your hoops. You may have to let it dry and then turn it over to get the other side.
With a 3/8″ drill bit, drill a hole in the top of the hoops through the middle. Sarah just rests her bulb between a few hoops, but I wanted a more centered look. Be sure to go all the way through all of the hoops.