Picture of Sunflower Wall Sconce Made of Popsicle Sticks
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.
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amazing n quick n easy love it im gooing to make this right now thanks keep up the good work.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sonja.canady.15 months ago

Many Thanks :). Please do share when you make one.

sbehl10 months ago
Awesome. ......
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sbehl10 months ago

Thank you Shalini Ji.

lortiz91 year ago
very clever and easy
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lortiz911 months ago

Thank you so much :). I am sorry to respond so late :(.

Wow! so amazing....ll try this. thanq :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  madhurima.katari11 months ago

Thank you so much :), please do share when you make one :)

mpadavala11 months ago

very creative.. its really nice..

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  mpadavala11 months ago

Thank you so much :)

LakshmiG11 months ago

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  LakshmiG11 months ago

Thank you so much :)

d_duck1 year ago
This is a totally creative idea. I'm going to have to try this myself.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  d_duck1 year ago

Thank you so much for your kind words :).

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 :(
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  BlakeDaGamer1 year ago
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.
Hope that helps.
ashuavr2 years ago
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!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  ashuavr2 years ago
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.
dwfrye2 years ago
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!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  dwfrye2 years ago
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.
tmorstad2 years ago
balsa wood ...but theyre flames.. its ....the .....SUN! :) wow im having such a hard time replying to post. cant do it.
tmorstad2 years ago
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.
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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  tmorstad2 years ago
And what is the petal made up of?
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  tmorstad2 years ago
OMG... This is so awesome, you did a great job. It would be really cool if you can make an ible and share it .
Totally loving it.
Thank you so much for the pictures.
tmorstad2 years ago
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.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  tmorstad2 years ago
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.
BigMrTree2 years ago
Great job!! Some of the coolest 'ibles are the most simple.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  BigMrTree2 years ago
Thank you BigMrTree :[).
pprasad12 years ago
Wow! and its even more impressive since it seems so simple to make!!..Also love your corrugated carton picture frames!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  pprasad12 years ago
Thank you so much :), much appreciated.
Zadiac702 years ago
Awesome! voted for it.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Zadiac702 years ago
Thank you so much :)
love love!!! thank you for the inspiration! =)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  blissful20152 years ago
Thank you :). I am glad you feel that way .
HollyMann2 years ago
Wow looks amazing!! You are really talented ..love all your light creations!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks Holly :) These words means a lot to me :)
breumer2 years ago
Gorgeous! I love it !
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  breumer2 years ago
Thank you :)
bajablue2 years ago
This BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you so much :)
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