While I was pregnant with our second daughter, we gave ourselves a very small budget to put her room together. We didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl (kept both a surprise) so it had to be neutral, which I love anyway.
One of the first things the room needed once the colour scheme was decided was a ceiling light fixture. While shopping at a big box store, we came across a really elegant yet innexpensive option. As soon as I saw the plain fabric drum, my mind was racing with ideas to embellish it.
In the end, I chose tiny felt balls in different colours that complimented the scheme I had going. I found this amazing Etsy shop, Honey Canada that let me narrow down the colours to just the ones I wanted. In fact, it was easier to tell Yuki, the shop owner, which colours I didn’t want. Shipping was fast and as soon as I received my order, I got to work.
What you need:
- Inexpensive fabric-covered light drum (or lamp shade)
- Felt balls
- Glue gun
- Line up the tiny felt balls you will use in the order you want. This is helpful to avoid accidentally placing two of the same colour side-by-side. I don’t know about you, but when I work with a glue gun, I tend to work much faster than I normally do, or should.
- Place the drum on a flat surface.
- Working in small sections at a time, apply hot glue along the bottom of the drum. One way to know that your felt balls will be even, is to use the flat surface as your guide: Place the ball against the surface and bring it closer to the drum until there’s contact.
- Continue until the entire circumference is done. The whole process took me 15 minutes.
- Let the glue cool completely before picking it up.
- Hang and admire your work :)
This is what my daughter sees from her crib. I love it!