Before + After! I love the way this turned out! I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I was creative and resourceful with what I had to make this quick little update.
Plastic Straw Light Fixture DIY - Yes, Plastic Straws!
I have a plain light fixture in my closet and decided to give it a cheap upgrade. I grabbed some plastic straws from Walmart, some cardboard I had laying around, spray paint, some hot glue and made myself a fun light fixture!
For this project I only needed to purchase the plastic straws so I only spent around $6!
-Not pictured 2-3 command strips to attach to the ceiling.
This is the existing light fixture.
Step One - Make Template
I used a tape measure to see the distance across the light fixture and went off of that. I added 1 inch to attach the straws onto. If I were to make this again, I would probably go 1/2 inch just so it doesn't show so much.
Step Two - Cut Out
I used scissors and a razor blade to cut out the center circle as well.
After cutting the cardboard out, I brought it back to the light fixture to made sure it fit.
Step Three - Paint
The existing light fixture was silver. I chose to paint the straws gold, so I wanted it to match. I taped the light fixture off and spray painted it.
NOTE - I am fully aware that I could have taken the light fixture down to paint, I was simply being lazy and in my opinion this was the quicker option to just tape and paint it while it was hung.
Step Four - Attach Staws To Cardboard
This was very simple. I used my hot glue gun and added the straws. I did a variation of different lengths. I cut before I glued.
Step Five - Add Command Strips + Hang
I decided to hang it with the card board showing, but you could hang either way. I just used the velcro like command strips to hang.
I'm pleased with the way this turned out. It was a very inexpensive way to spruce up my closet!