Wall sconces have been around since the medieval ages, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay antique prices for one. You can create your own rustic wall sconces using this project.
Wall sconces add a touch of elegance to a room, and are quite simple to make.
You can use whatever you like to decorate you wall sconce.
If you like, you can choose to create a mosaic or simply carve a design into the wood.
We have opted for decorative stones.
You can purchase the stones, glass tea light candle holders, a pack of glue sticks and some sponge brushes at any home and craft store.
You will need to go to the hardware store and pick up some small 'L' brackets and small picture hangers.
Use a wood board that is 12mm thick and cut 2 pieces of wood 200 x 140mm and 2 more 100 x 140mm.
Sand down the rough edges off the wood and paint the front and sides and leave them to dry.
Hot glue the two rectangles together to keep them in place while you secure the 'L' brackets.
If you are using SupaWood, you can use Rust-Oleum 2X to spray paint the wood, or use a stain and Woodoc 5 or 10 interior sealer for pine.
Once the paint has dried, nail the picture hanging hardware to the back, top part of the larger rectangles.
Then hot glue the small bottom piece onto the back.
This is to just hold it in place while you secure the 'L' brackets in place.
Lay the sconce down on its back and glue the stones onto it, trying to fit them together as tightly as possible.
Start from the bottom working up, try not to go over the sides, but finish off over the top edge.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the candle holder to the bottom in the centre, add a candle and you're done!
Now you can place your wall sconce in any room you chose and add a bit of old worldly elegance to your home.
Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za