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Driftwood/Twig Lamp

Pottery barn has this gorgeous Driftwood Lamp $529.99 on sale (it's down from $799.) but that is still rather a heap o'cash.

 

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created on: 10/15/08

If you've got some time (about two months) to fully dry out your materiel's you could attempt your own version with twigs...

created on: 10/15/08

or even driftwood if you're lucky enough to be near a large body of water. BHG has a how-to to help you along

You'll need:

  • 15-20 twigs (bundle with twine to keep them relatively straight and let dry for a month or two before using)
  • Three rubber bands
  • Threaded metal rod
  • Twine
  • Crafts glue
  • Scissors
  • Pruner or utility knife
  • Wood round with precut hole in center
  • Electrical lamp kit
  • Felt pads or plastic "buttons"
  • Lampshade


Head on over to BHG for the skinny. There's good advice about curing the wood in a bleach solution (to get rid of little bug friends) in the comments section.

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