I came across this idea a while ago over at one of my favourite reads, Moss Eclectic and tucked it away as a future project. I had purchased the big smiley face ball a couple of months ago and figured if I didn't get this fixture done asap that the ball could potentially end up being a summertime play toy.
Wanna know how I did it?
I used 1 1/2 of the large containers of mod podge so stock up. Pour it into a throw away container.
Pull the twine from the ball and completely cover it in mod podge bit by bit. Once it's covered start draping it across the ball and turning the ball at the same time. It takes a bit of patience in the beginning to keep it from falling off the ball but after you've got a bit on there it's simple.
Keep going until the ball is covered or you run out of twine, whichever comes first. Coincidentally I ran out of twine, time and patience all at the same time. This step is way more time consuming than I had anticipated. It took over 2 hours but other than this step there's not much to making this fixture so take solace.
I waited 2 days for the mod podge to completely set and dry. After 24 hours I cut a hole in the twine large enough for me to put my hand in later to change light bulbs.
Once it's completely dry stick your hand in and gently start to peel the ball away from the twine until it's completely free.
I used a simple one bulb pendant to hang the fixture. And that is that! A light fixture that looks good by day...
or by night!
I'm off for an extra long weekend with the family to Seattle to do some sightseeing and exploring. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!