The MacGuyver of tape is back, y’all.
First we had the electrical tape lampshade, then we had the duck tape gold trimmed curtains, and there was the Kate Spade photo frame made with electrical tape, and the bookcase makeover with duck tape….
Obviously I should have bought stock in electrical and duck tape a while back.
Today, I present to you, the DIY Sunburst Ceiling Medallion….made from Duck Tape.
I have been wanting some sort of sunburst light fixture for quite a while now. I just couldn’t figure out how to make it the cheapest way possible ’cause ya know, I’m pretty damn cheap. I could have made this pretty easily out of wood and then spray painted it gold, but I didn’t want to deal with all those cuts and I didn’t want to figure out how to attach a heavy wood piece to the ceiling. This version is the perfect solution to both those problems.
DIY Sunburst Ceiling Medallion
1 1/2 Rolls of Gold Duck Tape
Large Piece of White Poster Board
2 Bowls – One that is roughly the size of the canopy on your light fixture and one that is a little bigger.
Ruler or another straight edge
Cover your poster board with gold duck tape on the SLICK and SHINY side.
Take the larger of your bowls, place it in the center of the poster board, and trace around it (Step #1 below).
After you have traced around the larger bowl, place the smaller bowl in the middle of the circle you made with the larger bowl and trace around it (Step #2 above).
Now you are going to start sketching out your sunburst. Draw a vertical and horizontal line across your circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You just want an idea of where your larger “bursts” will go (#2 below).
Draw out larger “bursts” as shown in step #3 above, then go back and fill in the empty spaces with smaller bursts (step #4 above). Y’all, these really DO NOT have to be perfect! I am not an artist and you can see mine doesn’t look that great at all in the drawing. The real sun doesn’t have perfectly sized bursts, or at least I don’t think it does…..why should yours?!
Cut out your sunburst (#1 below). As you are cutting be sure to keep all your bursts intact to one another near the larger circle.
Cut out the inner circle of your sunburst (#2 above).
Once you have cut out your sunburst flip it over to the gold side. At this point, you may want to trim up some bursts or make some a little deeper. Once you have done this, choose one of your larger bursts and cut right down the middle of it (#2 below). This cut will allow you to slip your sunburst right around your light fixture.
This baby is hanging out in my master bedroom right now, dressing up the chandy.
Have you made any sunburst crafts before?
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