Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years DIY Week: Part 2

Some things are just so simple they fit with everything. Bamboo is one of those elements. The natural wood color makes it a perfect addition to almost any occasion, which is why, I thought these bamboo orbs from the Crafty Nest would be such an awesome addition for so many weddings.

I know, they may look a bit daunting, but I promise you they are MUCH easier than they look! 

What you'll need: 
      -Bamboo roman shade       -Spring Clamps
      -Wood Glue                       -Scissors 
      -Light cord kit                    -Low watt bulb

Step 1:  Using scissors, cut the strings and unweave the bamboo slats from them.

Step 2: Apply wood glue to the last 1/2 inch of one bamboo slat. Curve the other end around in a circle and place the tip on top of the glue. Secure with a mini spring clamp. Let dry at least 2 hours. Repeat to make about 20 bamboo circles for each pendant light.

Step 3: Starting with three bamboo circles, intersect them into the shape of an orb. Apply a dab of glue at each tip of the triangle and clamp in place. Let dry at least 2 hours.

Step 4: Continue adding bamboo circles until you have as many as you desire. Be sure to leave a hole big enough somewhere for the lightbulb to pass through. 

What do you guys think of these?? Can you not see this at an outdoor, barnyard, or tropical inspired wedding??


1 comment:

Krystal said...

Oooh! I totally love this idea! Honestly I love it just for everyday design not just weddings.

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