Do you remember the Airstone wall we did? I had always had plans on adding mirrors, shelving, or a cabinet on both sides and I just wasn’t sure what I wanted. But, one of the first things I knew we needed is lighting.
I always loved these orb lights. I saw some at Hobby Lobby (if you watch my snapchat, you remember this), but they were $80 and I needed two of them. I knew there had to be a more inexpensive way I could have those lights. My initial thought was using embroidery hoops.
- 2, 14″ quilt hoops (we bought ours at Jo-ann Fabrics, original price $4.99 each)
- stain or paint
- 3/4″ square dowel
- 12′ Hanging Lantern Cord
- Edison Light Bulb
- 7, 8-32 x 3/4 flat head Hillman knurled screws
- 7, 8-32 hex nuts
- wood glue
- spray paint
Remove hardware from the embroidery hoops
Paint/Stain them with the color of your choice
Next, line up the 3/4 dowel with the hoop connectors (outer piece of hoop) and mark a cut line. Drill a hole down the middle of the dowel. You will need to chisel out a section for the cord to go through. This will be the place that you feed the pendant cord through.
Feed the inner piece of each quilt hoop into the ball overlapping them to make an X shape.
Starting with the bottom, drill through each hoop overlap (there should be 7). Feed the screw through each hoop and fasten with a hex nut.
I LOVE these lights and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them already in my living room.
What do you guys think, is this something you’re going to make? Have you ever made a DIY light?
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