Today was a good day to stay inside and finish up a project that I started over the summer. I have seen these decorative orbs everywhere and I wanted to try and make one myself.
For this DIY project, I needed the following supplies:
Galvanized Steel Hanger Strap
Nuts and Bolts
Two Different Colors of String/thread
The first thing I did, with the help of BK, was cut the galvanized straps to the approximate size I wanted. Then I formed a circle and used a nut and bolt to attached it together. I repeated this process two more times and connected each circle to the last until it formed an orb. Be sure to wear work gloves because the steel straps are very sharp.
I then left it in this unfinished state for a long time. At first I wanted to fill in the holes with putty then sand it and paint the entire orb. I wasn’t all together sure what I wanted to do. So I just left it, plopped up on my bookshelf in the sunroom and would look at it occasionally and think I really need to do something with this thing.
I finally decided to wrap the galvanized steel orb with thread. After I completed my DIY Lamp, I had a lot of left over string/thread. I thought this would be a quick and easy way to finish off the orb and give it a different look. Well, it did give it a different look but it took forever to wrap it. I am not just saying that either, I did not think I was ever going to finish it! It wasn’t hard, just time consuming. Ultimately, I would like to have a medium and smaller size one to go with my large completed orb. For now, I will just enjoy the one I do have!
Until Next Time,