~I know I know~
I have been promising the tutorial on the DIY drum light for so long.
Thanks for being patient and for the e-mails that give me a friendly reminder!
Here is what you need:
Wooden Embroidery Hoop (it comes with 2)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Electrical or duct tapeScissors
Illustration board or bendable plexi glass
Separate the two pieces of the embroidery hoop and remove the two blocks that sit on the outside.
Begin stapling the illustration board onto your hoops
Then add your electrical or duct tape to make sure everything is secure
Measure and cut your fabric. It needs to be as tall as the shade and as long as the circumference of the hoops, plus a few extra inches to hot glue.
Begin hot gluing your fabric with the glue on the INSIDE of the drum on the top and bottom. Lots of pulling and stretching as you don’t want any lines or creases.
I then measured a piece of fabric for the bottom of the drum and hot glued it inside the drum so you couldn’t see the ugly inside.
I added this piece to cover where the two ends meet.
Tah Dah…gorgeous drum light.
Ummmm….Yeah our chandi still looks like this because we have had ZERO time to figure out how to hang it. SO my suggestion is to figure that out before you start this project!
I do believe Ikea has some sort of kit we could use, I just need to find the time to get down there.
Because I am super paranoid of fire we took all the light bulbs out on the top part of the chandi that would be close to the board. We kept the bulbs on the bottom.
Oh…dollar store has flameless tealights, I bought all of them yesterday that were left on the shelf!