Another Light Cover

created on: 08/24/08

This is yet another way to temporarily hide a less than ideal light fixture. You'll need:

  • Some garden or jewellery wire.
  • Some glue.
  • Some paper.

Wrap your wire around your light fixture, avoiding direct contact with the bulbs. If you're got unsecured electrical wires then a. don't try this and b. call your super!


Cut out some shapes from your paper, You could draw something freehand or try googling flower silhouettes, but bear in mind that you will have to cut out LOTS of these so the more intricate they are the more time they will take to cut out. You could also try your local craft store, pre-cut scrapbooking pieces might be a more efficient but more expensive option.

Secure 1 flower shape to your wire with strong white glue. Then top with another one. Repeat a bunch of times!

Start from the center, again avoiding direct contact with you (energy saving) light bulbs. Work your way out until there are no 'holes'.

created on: 08/24/08

The Idea and pictures are by Christine Truchet in Idees et Tendances, translated (badly) by me.



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Jekyph on Aug 25, 2008:

Heyyy this is similar to the tinsel-y one on the previous light covers post. I knew it was DIY-able. I may try this in my dining room as well; we have this hideous brassy chandelier thing. I guess you could use fake flowers as well, at the risk of people calling you out (what, I swear, they grow like that)!

ruajennie on Aug 25, 2008:

I definitely plan to try this on the light of a hideous ceiling fan in my dining room. Great tutorial!

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