Ever get inspired by someone else’s work to create something similar yet so completely different?
Then I had the thought, “Is there anything I could use to create a pendant with a similar feel with a lot less work?”
A thought sprang to mind, and here is the result!
It took us about 30 minutes of actual work time to make this fixture!
If you want to make your own here’s what you’ll need:
- 2, 14″ quilt hoops (we bought ours at Jo-ann Fabrics, original price $4.99 each)
- stain or paint
- 3/4″ square dowel
- pendant light kit
- 7, 8-32 x 3/4 flat head Hillman knurled screws
- 7, 8-32 hex nuts
- wood glue
- spray paint
Remove the hoop fasteners and center your 3/4 dowel between the hoop tops. Glue and clamp each hoop to the dowel.
Feed the inner piece of each quilt hoop into the ball overlapping them to make an X shape.
Starting with the bottom, drill through each hoop overlap (there should be 7). Feed the screw through each hoop and fasten with a hex nut.
You could cut down the screws if you want the to end up being flush with the nut but we chose to leave them as is since the piece has an industrial look to it already.
Feed the pendant cord through the 3/4 dowel and you’re ready to hang it up!