Inspired by the whole geometric trend and my math teacher husband, I decided to finally tackle something I've been coveting for awhile...the good ol' geometric pendant light.
This project was soooo simple. It only took three items from Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store and a pendant light kit from Ikea to create.
- Craft Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
Use three craft sticks to make a triangle - apply a dab of hot glue on each corner and glue the sticks to each other. Repeat this process to make 20 triangles.
Next, glue 5 triangles together to make a pentagon. Continue to glue the triangles to each other to make an Icosahedron (a poly hedron with 20 triangular faces - 5 triangular faces meeting at each vertex.) The hot glue is flexible enough to allow you to bend and shape the form as you build it.
Finally, remove all the little webs created from the hot glue. Hardware is included with the Ikea pendant light kit so hanging it is as simple as locating a place and screwing in a hook screw into the ceiling and locking it into place.
I chose to hang it in our hallway where it would contrast nicely against our slate blue walls.
The hallway can be pretty dark so the light comes in pretty handy. Plus, it casts some pretty cool shadows across the walls.
Want to get your own craft on? Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores make spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.
Be sure to come back and share what you created.
The following post is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores' National Craft Month Campaign. I received compensation for this post; however, this is my personal and honest opinion based on my experience.