Mid Century Modern Inspired Illuminated Copper Globe

Step 1: ​Supplies:

  • 1⁄4" adhesive copper tape.
  • Varathane wood varnish in Dark Walnut
  • Glass Globe Light Fixture ( 4 x 4 inch opening/rim)
  • Rag
  • Latex Gloves (optional)
  • 4 x 4 inch small circular wood plaque
  • Copper String Lights
  • glue
  • 3 Double A Batteries

Step 2: Varnish the Wood Plaque, the Set It Aside to Dry (20 Min)

Wear dish washing gloves and a rag (old jeans) to spread the varnish in a circular motion. It only takes about 20 min to dry completely.

Step 3: Wrap the Copper Tape Around the Base of the Glass Globe

Press it down carefully so as not to wrinkle the copper tape too much.

Step 4: ​Insert the Copper Wire Lights Into the Globe

Glue the rim of the globe withe glue and place the wood plaque over it and let the glue dry (20-30) min.

When you add the copper wire lights to the inside of the globe make sure to splay them out so they will look nice from every angle because once the globe is affixed to the wood plaque there's no going back!. As you can see from the image the wire attached to the battery pack will need to stick out of the globe but you can barely tell it's there.

Step 5: Place the Wood Plaque Over It and Let the Glue Dry

Lastly, add three double A batteries to the copper string light pack. That's it, it's ready to shine!

Step 6: The Final Look

Really easy to make and looks great on any nightstand or desk - night or day!