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Friday, March 21, 2014

DIY // Craft Stick Geometric Pendant Light

March is National Craft Month and to celebrate I'm taking part in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores' National Craft Month Campaign.  I've been a little unmotivated lately so coming up with a cool craft was not the easiest of tasks.  Luckily, Jo-Ann.com has an amazing spring crafting inspiration website to help get those creative fires burning.

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.

Before you attach the last triangle, insert the pendant light with bulb attached into the center of one of the points.  Then, glue the final triangle in place.

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.

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