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Project by Firewood20 posted 527 days ago 834 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ’s,

Thought I would share my Valentine’s Day Craft I made for the misses. It’s nothing too extravagant but it was definitely fun to make. As you can see I hollowed out a clear light bulb and formed red copper wires into heart shapes and placed them into the bulb and mounted the whole thing to a piece of red oak. The oak piece was something I just had lying around and I still might stain it a dark color so the cardstock label will have a better contrasting look. I used small copper tacks/nails to pin it and initially I had too many items going into the bulb(I had crafted small “XOXO” and “Love” spelled out in cursive with the wire, they made it safely into the bulb… but when I went to epoxy the wires and bulb base to the oak… the letters became tangled with each other and I had to make a quick 5min set time decision to pull everything out and restart with something more simple) Although V-Day has already passed… maybe some of you could use this idea for a quick Mother’s Day gift in the near future. Enjoy!

-Dustin

-- Dustin, Central Coast California





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Time2beupinAZ

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#1 posted 526 days ago

That is very cool. I love what you did. Nice work.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#2 posted 524 days ago

Unique and very creative piece. A thoughtful gift for someone special. Way to go!

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choppertoo

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#3 posted 521 days ago

Great gift idea that I can make with my daughter. Our wife/mother will love it like I’m sure yours does. : )

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#4 posted 482 days ago

Great gift. Very creative!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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