Guys! Ahhhh. I am so excited to share this with you. I have been wanting to create this piece for sooooo long. I got the idea by seeing all the gorgeous metal orb chandeliers on the market lately. Now you can have one too and for less than $30! It was easier than I thought it would be. No joke. I thought, “this will be so easy.” And then I made it. And I thought, “Fool! Why did you wait so long?! That was SO SUPER EASY!” These are the thoughts I have. This is what goes on in my head. BTW, my self esteem is fine after that low blow I delivered after the project was finished. But check out how easy this. If you have been wanting one of these, now is the time to DIY one of these gorgeous light fixtures. As a note: please for the love of all, make sure you use a LED power bulb that stays cool to the touch. This light fixture is made with wood…. it could be flammable. Let’s be safe, k? Plus, 1 Super Bright LED power bulb can last as long as 15 traditional incandescent bulbs. So you save money too. This is the bulb I used, it has a soft white light and not that creepy kinda-orangey-but-sort-blue color you get from other LEDs which makes my skin crawl. Win win win.
I found it at everyone’s fav store, Target:
Here’s a $1 off coupon for these bad boys: GE Printable Coupon
So here’s how we do this thang.
3 Embroidery Hoops
1 GE Energy Smart LED light bulb
1 light kit
Hot glue gun & glue
1 can spray paint (optional)
Separate Embroidery Hoops (now you have 6 hoops instead of 3, double the fun)
Begin with larger hoops (the ones with the tightening mechanism) and place them one inside another creating a large orb.
Make sure you leave a space at the top for your light kit to fit into. This takes some finagling, but you can do it.
Once you get the hoops in the right place it kinda holds itself together. Gently slide the three smaller hoops into the orb you just created and rotate them inside the original orb until you have a placement you like.
Using your hot glue gun, secure the hoops where they naturally touch another hoop. Sometimes an intersection looks like it should touch but it doesn’t. Son’t force it. Just let it be, the hoops themselves like to hold onto one another. Once it is all glued, insert your light kit and GE Energy Smart LED Bulb.
You can hang the orb with the light wood finish, which has a cool Swedish furniture vibe….
…or let your kid paint it…
…or spray paint it with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint for a look that matches the inspiration more closely.
Total hands on time is about 30 minutes, total drying time is about 30 minutes. In an hour you can have this hung in your home!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of #Collective Bias and GE Energy Smart Bulbs #LEDSavings