If lately you're having an urge for all things natural-looking, then you're stopping at the right spot. I'm in that place too, and being a cheapo-hunter at heart, i stumbled over this step by step tutorial that our friends at Crafty Nest. presented us a while back.
Image Courtesy of Crafty Nest
Yup, that's right .. I'm talking about hemp pendant lamps.. don't they look cute and all??? And the texture they have, and all those earth tones they bring in your place... oh so dreamy...
And as the crafty nesters are pros' already, they did the dirty job of finding the best ways to achieve this beautiful result, so we can skip the no-no's parts and get it right from the beginning.
Here's the supplies and tools you need:
# large bouncy balls of various sizes
# clear drying craft glue (such as Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue) 1 bottle per ball approx.
# hemp string 20lb. weight
estimated amounts needed:
16 inch diameter ball—400 yards
14 inch diameter ball—300 yards
9 inch diameter ball—100 yards
# plastic gloves (optional)
# trash bag or small drop cloth
# permanent marker
# ball deflator or something sharp to pop the ball
# light fixture and hardware
Bottom line the steps cut to this:
1. run the hemp string through the glue
2. then glue and wrap(over and over)
3. let the glue dry completely(2 days or so)
4. pop the ball
5. add the light fixture of your choice through the new shades
Pictures Courtesy of Crafty Nest
If some of you guys look for more specifics on how to make these hemp pendant lamps, go over to Crafty Nest and see the great job they're doing there!
I for one, I'm thinking of making this project asap. What do you guys think??
Oh it looks so easy-peasy when you just look at the images.. but i bet I'm gonna need tons of ice tea and a lot of brain cells to sacrifice for this project:)
Happy Monday Everyone!!!