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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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mpadavala7 days ago

very creative.. its really nice..

d_duck11 months ago
This is a totally creative idea. I'm going to have to try this myself.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  d_duck8 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words :).

lortiz910 months ago
very clever and easy
BlakeDaGamer11 months ago
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)  BlakeDaGamer11 months 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.
ashuavr1 year 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)  ashuavr1 year 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.
dwfrye1 year 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)  dwfrye1 year 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.
tmorstad1 year ago
balsa wood ...but theyre flames.. its ....the .....SUN! :) wow im having such a hard time replying to post. cant do it.
tmorstad1 year 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)  tmorstad1 year ago
And what is the petal made up of?
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  tmorstad1 year 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.
tmorstad1 year 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)  tmorstad1 year 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.
BigMrTree1 year ago
Great job!! Some of the coolest 'ibles are the most simple.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  BigMrTree1 year ago
Thank you BigMrTree :[).
pprasad11 year ago
Wow! and its even more impressive since it seems so simple to make!!..Also love your corrugated carton picture frames!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  pprasad11 year ago
Thank you so much :), much appreciated.
Zadiac701 year ago
Awesome! voted for it.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Zadiac701 year ago
Thank you so much :)
love love!!! thank you for the inspiration! =)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  blissful20151 year ago
Thank you :). I am glad you feel that way .
HollyMann1 year ago
Wow looks amazing!! You are really talented ..love all your light creations!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks Holly :) These words means a lot to me :)
breumer1 year ago
Gorgeous! I love it !
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  breumer1 year ago
Thank you :)
bajablue1 year ago
This BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thank you so much :)
Woww!! amazing light effect. Awesome ible, great work Sir! no wonder why I call you 'The Light Man!! (in my mind :D)
Ha ha 'The Light Man', I like it :). Thanks Muhaiminah.
You're most welcome Sir!
I wanted to have this for my ROom.........!!!!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  anubhav.dubey1 year ago
Bro...I will make one for you :)
ChrysN1 year ago
Gorgeous!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thanks ChrysN :)
astrofolk1 year ago
This is so simple, but it comes out looking so nice!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  astrofolk1 year ago
Thank you. Yes it indeed is simple and came up pretty nicely :)
shazni1 year ago
Wow...this is soooo cool...never would have thought of it!
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