Hello hello again! I have another pendant light tutorial for you today, but this time using wood slices!!! Ever since I made this one with wooden rings, my mind has been spinning with different things to try. Who knew using a balloon s a form would be so magical?! What do you think about this wood slice pendant light?!
Here are the supplies you need for this wood slice pendant light project:
- Wood Slices (I bought 2 of this size and 1 of this size)
- This light kit
- Wooden Ring (you only need one of these, so it might be cheaper to go to a craft store)
- Instant Wood Adhesive
- Spray Adhesive
Go ahead and blow your balloon up as big as you want your pendant light. Then coat the top half with some spray adhesive. This will help keep the wood slices in place for the pendant light while the glue dries.
Find a bowl that’s slightly smaller than the diameter of your balloon to hold it in place while you’re working on this. You don’t want it rolling around on you!
Place your wooden ring as close to the top/center as you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Now we’re going to start gluing those wood slices around the wooden ring to make our pendant light!
Keep making your way around and around.
Eventually you’ll get to the point where the wood slices aren’t staying because they’re too vertical. Go ahead and flip your whole wood slice pendant light and balloon over so the wooden slices part of the balloon are resting on the bowl. This will allow you to keep going because the subsequent wooden slices you continue to add will be able to rest on previous ones while the glue dries.
Let it all dry a couple hours or overnight, then pop the balloon and pick off all the little balloon pieces that stick to the inside. There were a few that I struggled with and the blue was showing, so I dabbed it with a little tan (wood colored) paint to make it invisible. Worked like a charm! I’m starting to be able to picture this wood slice pendant light hanging with the other one already!
String your light kit through, and it’s the perfect size for your wood ring to rest on it. Then all you have to do is pop in a lightbulb, and your wood slice pendant light is ready to go!
Look how cute my new wood slice pendant light is next to the previous pendant light I made with wooden rings? I’m in love! Do I need a 3rd??
Check out how the look with the lights on at night. So moody!
Is this wood slice pendant light project something you would try? Do you have any ideas for what my 3rd wooden pendant light should be made out of? My mom suggested scrabble tiles, and I love this idea. Stay tuned!
PSSST! You might also love this other DIY pendant light project we did with embroidery hoops! And there are these too… would you call them pendant lights??
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