A new participation to the “projetDIY” ( I encourage you to go check out the other participants’ creations!). This month’s theme… Bunnies! At first I was super excited thinking I could do something for Easter… and then I realized the due date was today.. to that’s after Easter. I needed something more versatile… and this lamp just came to me with it’s little light up tail and everything. I really think this would be adorable in a baby room !! But that’s not for now so in the meantime it will be in MY room.A more “manual” article today.. but do not fear.. it’s not so bad!! I used to always close articles as soon I saw saw tools implied… but I am learning to be less afraid. I’m coming to terms with the idea of using tools to make things! I even hope to be all equiped when I move into future dream house (and get really excited when I look at houses that have a garage that could be turned into a workshop!). This being said I got help from my dad because we sawed the bunny by hand (well he did… I was snapchatting the whole thing?). One day I will invest in a Band saw (for future workshop) but in the meantime we did it with a hacksaw type saw
You’ll find everything you need in any Hardware store
- 1 wood saw (“hacksaw” style but for wood)
- 1 lightbuld end
- 1 plug end
- 1 globe bulb (here 40 W)
- electric cord (here 3m)
- drill + drill end the size of your lightbulb end (1,5 in)
- piece of wood (not too thick)
- little stick of wood (or something else) to hold the bunny
- glue gun (or strong glue)
- sanding paper
- white paint
rabbit : download here
- Trace your bunny on the wood using a pencil
2. With your saw, cut by following the line (not so easy but really do-able!)
3. Sand the sides
4. Prepare the “elecric circuit”
- Bare one end on the wire and wrap it around both screws on the light bulb end
- Bare the other end of the wire and wrap it aournd both screws inside the plug end “don’t forget to make it go through the outside part first*
6. Drill! (clearly you won’t be doing it like that holding it up in the air. We put a cloth around the rabbit head I stood on it will my dad drilled through). This is to show you the end result and the nice spring snow.
7. Make sure your lightbulb end fits in the hole. Then apply hot glue all around it (1 cm from the edge) and insert quickly in the hole and push on it to make sure it is nice and flush with the wood (on the good side).
8. optionnal : Paint the ears white and varnish
9. Cut a little wooden stick to glue on the back so it holds straight (or you could just lean it against a wall).
10. Light it up !!!
DIY suspended garden here