Welcome to the 2nd project in the Home Depot Gift Challenge. Each month 12 creative bloggers are given an item/material from Home Depot to purchase, transform and use in a gift. Last month I used a copper tee to create a cute little cabinet handle. This month our material is wood dowels and the gift recipient is a child. * Home Depot is not affiliated with this challenge in any way.
Geometric Pendant Light
For this challenge I created this Geometric Pendant Light for my boys. I am working on putting together a little reading (Chill Zone) area where they can relax , read, and work on puzzles in their bedroom.
- Small wood Dowels – I ordered the skinny dowels from Home Depot.
- Oscilating multi-tool
- Light swag and bulb
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue Sticks
- Gold spray-paint
- embroidery thread
My first step was to build a frame around the light swag. This was easier than cutting the swag and rewiring it later.
I continued to build a cage around the light. I cut the dowels with my oscillator tool as I works. I did not map everything out before I started. This was a “fly by the seat of my pants” lamp.
I attached the dowels with hot glue. Once the lamp structure was complete, I coated it with gold spray-paint. Gold is one of my son’s favorite colors.
For contrast I wrapped embroidery thread around the swag base.
There you have it! My geometric pendant light that was made from wood dowels. Easy and inexpensive.
Most importantly, my guys like their new reading space.
Check out what the amazing wood dowel creations made by the Home Depot Gift Challenge bloggers team.