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Add a little mid century style glam to your home with this illuminated copper globe
Add a little light to any nightstand or desk with this easy diy illuminated globe. The copper wood and copper accents give it a slight mid century futuristic look!

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  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies:
    - The wood plaque I purchased at Michael's craft store
    - The Copper wire string lights I purchase at Orchard for less than $10
    - The glass globe (light fixture) I purchased at Orchard for $5
    - The Wood Varnish I purchased from Orchard for $7 (but I will reuse tons more times).

  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put on your dish washing gloves and add a little wood stain to a rag and spread in a circular motion on the wood plaque.

  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 3
    Step 3

    Let dry for about 20 minutes

  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stick on the sticky copper ribbon to the rim of the glass globe.

  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 5
    Step 5

    Insert the copper wire lights and glue the rim of the globe then place over the plaque and let dry for 20 minutes.

  • How to make a decorative light. Illuminated Copper Globe - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add three double A batteries to the copper string light pack and it's ready to shine! I keep it on my desk and turn it on day or night...it makes me happy!

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