DIY Jute Wrapped Light Cord

Mar 16, 2015

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!! We are getting bombarded here in Newfoundland with another major snow storm. Just as I was starting to think that Spring might be on it's way, Mother Nature completely changes her mind. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to live in a place that actually experienced the full season of Spring? We go from mountains of snow right into summer (usually some time in July) with a few weeks of wetness and cold in between, which some might be inclined to call Spring, however I really feel that that's a misrepresentation.

As you can tell, I'm really itching for winter to be over! 

Ironically today's DIY is the perfect project to work on during a snow day. Although it takes some time, it involves little concentration so you can easily watch Netflix reruns and work on this DIY at the same time...just how I like to work on all of my projects. 
 - Light cord (mine came with a light fixture I purchased from Home Depot, it included a Chinese lantern type shade which I used as part of another project)

 - Jute (or colored twine)

 - Hot glue gun 

 - Patience ;)

Simply knot the jute at the top of the cord and glue it in place. Wrap the jute tightly around the cord and apply glue every 1/4 inch or so. 

Using black spray paint, I gave the bulb socket a fresh coat of paint to hide a sticker and also to give it a "new" look.

At the moment, I've hung the cord over the curtain rod in the dining room but I plan to eventually hang it from some sort of an extended hook.

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