Looking for light on the darkest day of the year? As the darkest day of the year brings on a new season and new adaptations, the cold is a reminder of the need to build a new nest again and take a rest from the active life that all the other seasons bring about. I especially enjoy seeing expressive tree branches on there fullest display in the winter time, and I especially appreciate the winter time for allowing me productive indoor time for creative projects around the home, like this one here….
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 4x4 piece of wood
- Paper Lantern lamp
- 4 foot Tree branch
- Zip-ties or thin rope
Here’s what you can do:
- Go outside for a nice walk and collect 1 eye catching tree branch that is about 4 feet in height.
- If you have a paper-lantern (like the one in this photo) collect that and all of your other materials at this time….
- Once you have the tree branches and your materials, you will need to figure out where you want the tree branch lamp to go….
- Then, secure the 4x4 onto the wall where you want the lamp to go, and drill the screws into the 4x4 onto the wall…
- Next, once the wood is secured onto the wall, secure the treebranch where you want it to go on the wall, and screw the treebranch onto the 4x4….
- Take your paper lantern and wrap it around the tree branch, leaving the plug at the bottom and the lantern at the top….
- Zip-tie the lantern cable starting from the base of the branch all the way up to the top of the branch and secure the base of the paper lantern by a zip-tie on the top of one of the branches…..
- Add your light bulb and voila! You see the light on the darkest day of the year! Happy Solstice everybody! <3