DIY Orb Light Fixture
I've been looking at pictures of these orb lights for a few years and I've had the materials in my house for about a year now and I finally got around to it. It was super easy and i'm so happy with how it turned out. I'm also a DIY disaster so if I can get it to turn out nice looking anyone can!
All you need is a ball, twine, glue and something to trace a circle on the ball with. You can get really crazy and do it free hand if you want. I used a cup to trace a circle on each side. One side smaller to be able to hang it from and the bottom side a little large so you can change bulbs and so that more light will come through.
I repuposed my tracing glass to hold the glue (probably something I'm gonna regret when it comes time to wash it). I used wood glue but When researching how to make it I saw many people use Modge podge so I'm sure that would Be fine as well. Then you just start wrapping the twine around the ball and gluing it down. I found the most effective was to wipe glue on the twine otherwise afterwards you have all this extra glue forming a thin layer between the strings that you have to get rid of.
After about an hour of wrapping i was finished. I left it to dry for another hour.
i know that really I should have taken a pin and lwt the air out of the ball but I couldn't find a pin and I stabbed it with a knife instead.
That's it! Once you've taken the ball out you just have to hang it! My orb wasn't measure to fit perfectly so I mutilated a hang to attach it to my light.
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