Craft Month 2011 – Day 25 – String Light Fixture

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Today’s project was something that I have been wanting to try all month.  This string light fixture took me a couple days to actually complete, with drying time, but it was well worth it.

I used a tutorial from Pickles. Like most of the tutorials I found online, it used a basic cotton yarn, but I wanted something a little more “natural”, so I went with a legnth of Jute.  I also bought a package of “punch balloons” at the dollar store instead of trying to find the giant balloons it called for.  The punch balloon ended up working quite well.

Something to make sure of, is to determine wether your wallpaper paste is toxic or not, because you don’t want to do this project around kids or pets if it is toxic.  I had to lock my cat up in her box, which she didn’t like, but at least she didn’t eat the paste.

I ending up hanging my sphere with some ribbon, and using a hanging mason jar to hold a light with mine, but you could certianly put a real light bulb in it.


  1. Dave Kunkel on March 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Good job, this came out very nice, see you found a place to hang it. What kind of light are using?

    • Andrea on March 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Since Matt was worried I would burn down the house I put an electric tea light inside my mason jar. It flickers and everything… but doesn’t quite let off enough light to cast cool shadows all over the room.

  2. Dave Kunkel on March 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I have a couple of ideas for a light that would be safe and be brighter than a tea light…and if you want the flicker like a candle…think we can do that to.

    • Andrea on March 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I don’t know… the fake tea light freaked Matt out a little last night. At least he likes where I hung it.

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