How to Make a Light out of a CD Spindlecomments (19) April 23rd, 2009
A couple of years ago, my husband and I were part of a crafty group called the Department of Craft. We sold together at craft fairs and supported each other as our fledgling businesses grew, but my favorite part of our group was the Craft Challenge. Here's how we did it: Each of us would write a word or phrase on a slip of paper and throw them into a hat. Each month we would pick one slip of paper and we would have to make something that is inspired by that word or phrase.
All sorts of amazing things came out of these Craft Challenges. One of my favorite projects was this light that my husband made from a CD spindle for the "Light" challenge. It's a reuse of an item that usually gets tossed when the CDs run out, and it's just so cool looking! So I can't really take credit for the idea of this project, but I wanted to remake one for you.
This is a bit more of a techie project than I usually do, but if you have some basic tools, you should be fine!
Oh, and one more thing: Don't ever leave your light unattended and plugged in all day. You don't have to watch it like a hawk, but don't leave home with it plugged in. It's better for the environment and safer!
What you'll need:
- Empty CD spindle
- Small handsaw
- 6 ft. electrical cord
- Wire strippers or small sharp scissors
- Rotary light switch
- Electrical tape
- Chandelier bulb
- Transparency paper
- X-Acto knife and cutting mat
- Spray adhesive
- Tissue paper
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery
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