I’m always one to give credit where credit is due, so right away I’m saying that this week’s awesome project came 100% from from Mark Montano’s fabulous book “The Big-Ass Book of Crafts”. (Or you can find this specific project on his blog.)
So what is it you ask? Its a kick-ass wall sconce made from multi-colored drinking straws! You can find more specific instructions on Mark’s blog or in his book, but basically you take a metal deep fryer basket (sort of like a sieve but with extra big holes) and then you fold each straw in half, and poke the two ends into two adjoining holes. Basically you just keep going on and on and on until you have the most awesome light ever!
As you can see, this light makes a statement when either on or off! I had originally wanted to simply attach two of these sconces together to make a full spherical pendant, but as you can see below, the shape is a bit flat in the front due to the shape of the fryer basket formwork. So that’s why I went a different route when I did my my white straw pendant for Project 5.
I hope you love this light as much as I do, stay tuned for some more new projects to come!
Interested in purchasing this light? They check it out in my brand new Etsy spin-off shop, Zipper8Lighting.