Tree baubles for a light feature
If you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and don't want to put away the decorations just yet, here's a stunning ceiling light made from transparent tree baubles. When switched on the light illuminates the baubles and casts a wonderful glow around the room.
Crafted Niche shows us how to make this modern, contemporary and oh so unique ceiling light.
You will need:
Silver wire - substitute with nylon fishing line
Transparent tree ornaments and baubles
Florist rings, 1 large and 1 smaller
Hanging light fitting - or make your own
Spray paint – I used Rust-Oleum Brushed Nickel
I started off by spray painting the florist rings with Rust-Oleum brushed nickel spray paint.
It matched the top of the ornaments and the wire.
I wired the two florist rings together - these are what the ornaments hang from.
I wanted the baubles to be uniformly distributed, so the wire rings gave me guides to know where to hang the wire from for the ornaments.
I also used the
wire - nylon fishing line - to attach the light socket into the centre of the inner ring.
GOOD TO KNOW
Although this project uses wire to attach the baskets to the lampholder fitting, I would suggest that you use nylon fishing line instead. The wire makes this a very unsafe assembly. If you use a low-voltage light bulb, the heat from this will not affect the nylon line.
The ornaments were hung onto the florist rings, starting with the outer ring. It was easier to do it this way, so that I didn’t have to guess on the length for the inner as I wanted the inner ring to hang down the furthest to help hide the bulb later on.
I went around once on the outermost ring of the florist ring. Then, I made the next inner row one ornament height lower. I continued this until I got to the innermost ring.
Hang the light from a hook in the ceiling and there you go! Super easy.