DIY PROJECT: WOVEN BALSA WOOD LAMPSHADE
balsa wood strips (different amounts depending on the length/width you get, but buy extra because you’ll need more than you think — also, get balsa wood that is super thin and bendy, that way you don’t have to steam the balsa to get it to bend)
glue gun and glue sticks
1. Line the top and bottom edge of the shade.
2. Add pieces willy-nilly! Tuck the ends into other pieces and wrap in a manner that leaves a little space and isn’t completely flat against the shade.
3. Keep adding! Keep tucking! My goal was to have all the ends tucked so none were showing.
4. Check for loose ends and apply glue to adhere. You can remove any wispy glue strands by blowing them with a hairdryer.Done!