Dear Instructables Fellows,

There is something about lighted objects, whenever I make one I feel a strange satisfaction :).

I was searching on the internet to find ways for bending playwood, somehow the search did not go well but in this course I found some bracelets made by bending popsicle sticks. Probably the keyword bend hit those pages. I liked the way those sticks look when bended and some people have made really cool bracelets using them.

Well we will not make any bracelets in this ible, you can find many here on instructables. When I had seen those bracelets I really liked the idea of bending those sticks and I knew I can make something else using it, so I bought popsicle sticks, did some work and came out with this beautiful looking wall sconce which I called Sunflower Wall Sconce (my best friend complimented me seeing my work and gave this name).

Honestly this is more like an Idea where I see many possibilities. I am sure you must have seen many craft work using popscile sticks but only a few using curved ones. I will share these ideas in final step.

Lets get started, it is really easy to make.  If you like it, please vote, I would really appreciate that.

Step 1: You Will Need

To make this sconce, all you need is these items (Please refer to image above for some items):
  1. An inner embriodery ring , any size of your choice.
  2. Popsicle sticks, depending on the size of your ring, you may need 50 or 100 or more. If you notice the image above, the sticks are not very broad but thin. Therefore for the ring I chose I used about 70 sticks. Honestly you have to make a judgement about the numbers.
  3. White glue like Fevicol or Elmers
  4. Double Sided Tape
  5. LED strip with LED driver.
  6. OPTIONAL: LED strip jointers, if you have these then you can plug and play LED strip of any size easily to LED driver. I did not have one so I ended up with soldering and i am really bad at it :(.
  7. OPTIONAL : Photo Frame hanging hook or any hook
  8. A deep kitchen pan for boiling.
  9. Uniformly Cylindrical glasses or steel glasses


Lets get started with some preparation.
<p>Coolio I will try today cuz I'm not ready to rake leaves quite yet!</p>
<p>Great!! Don't forget to share :)</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>I had seen this one at least an year back but didn't get time to make one. With whatever time i got , i made a slightly different version of this along with my 5 year old daughter. We made a candle holder sort of and used a LED candle. She is happy with the results, hence i am happy too !! thanks for the tutorial.</p>
<p>This is such a beautiful idea :). I am so happy my work inspired you to create something new. Thank you so much for sharing :)</p>
This is very beautiful. I love anything that lights up, talks or shows pictures.
<p>Thank you so much :), I think you think of me the same by now :)</p>
Hi...nice idea n grt work...<br>Can u plz tell me...do v have to remove the nob attach in the embriodery ring
<p>Thank you :).</p><p>I used the inner ring which does not have knob :)</p>
<p>thank you very much for the clear instuctions with pics. beautiful idea. will try it out soon</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>amazing n quick n easy love it im gooing to make this right now thanks keep up the good work.</p>
<p>Many Thanks :). Please do share when you make one.</p>
Awesome. ......<br>
<p>Thank you Shalini Ji.</p>
very clever and easy
<p>Thank you so much :). I am sorry to respond so late :(.</p>
<p>Wow! so amazing....ll try this. thanq :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much :), please do share when you make one :)</p>
<p>very creative.. its really nice..</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>Awesome!! Thanks for sharing. </p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
This is a totally creative idea. I'm going to have to try this myself.
<p>Thank you so much for your kind words :).</p>
I want to make this, but I don't know where to start for the supplies! I'm not very much of an electronics person, so I have no idea where to get an LED strip or what an LED driver even is. Please help me :(
I am sorry to respond you so late. You can get the LED strips with driver in your local electrical store which sells things like decorative lights for Christmas. You can also get them online on sites like amazon.com. Once you have the stuff, pm me I can guide you to the basics, it is really simple. <br>Hope that helps.
I overviewed the steps for making this.. And, I guess, the wire that come out of the flower plays as the stem of the flower! :) Thanks for putting up the project!
Thank you taking time to visit and read. Using wire as a step is a good idea :), may be I will use some wire casing to make it look more like a step. <br>
Did you paint the sconce or leave it natural? I plan to make one using yellow LEDs and am thinking I should paint the scone similar. Thoughts? Nice work!
I left them as it is because I liked the natural look. You can paint them too but in my opinion choose a different color than led. But feel free to experiment.
balsa wood ...but theyre flames.. its ....the .....SUN! :) wow im having such a hard time replying to post. cant do it.
This was so great. How can i email you video I have Your sunflower was the perfect match for a center that i was already working on but having trouble figuring out what was missing.
And what is the petal made up of?
OMG... This is so awesome, you did a great job. It would be really cool if you can make an ible and share it . <br>Totally loving it. <br>Thank you so much for the pictures.
Can u tell I've become obsessed? I have video I'd love to show too showing LEDs lit up at night. I had an LED pinspot as well aimed at it but this morphed into something quite large and heavy. It was originally going to cover a hole in the ceiling, but i like it too much now for that idea.
I can tell you are very excited as you should be after making an amazing project :[). Upload the video to youtube. Reply this comment using the rich text editor, then click on the embed video link, paste the embed code from youtube. That should work.
Great job!! Some of the coolest 'ibles are the most simple.
Thank you BigMrTree :[).
Wow! and its even more impressive since it seems so simple to make!!..Also love your corrugated carton picture frames!
Thank you so much :), much appreciated.
Awesome! voted for it.
Thank you so much :)
love love!!! thank you for the inspiration! =)
Thank you :). I am glad you feel that way .
Wow looks amazing!! You are really talented ..love all your light creations!
Thanks Holly :) These words means a lot to me :)
Gorgeous! I love it !
Thank you :)
This BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Thank you so much :)

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