How to Make a Beehive Pendant Light

This modern DIY light fixture made from edge banding will create a buzz at your next gathering. Learn to make it with Dan Faires.

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Dan makes a spherical pendant light out of wooden edge banding.
Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting



Materials and Tools:

edge banding (1" and 3"), 56 inches in length
tape measure
hot iron
pendant wire
light bulb


Measure and cut multiple edge banding strips to 56 inches. After you cut the first strip, use it as a template to cut remaining six strips to make the base of the sphere.

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Create a circle by overlapping two ends by a couple inches. Use a hot iron to press the ends together. The iron-on edge banding is pre-coated with heat-activated glue that will create a permanent bond once it's cooled. Repeat until there are 5-6 edge banding circles.

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Attach two circles in an X pattern and iron press them together. Continue to add circles in a criss cross pattern, filling the gaps. All vertical pieces are now complete.

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Run a circle of edge banding horizontally around the sphere to hold everything together.

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Hang the sphere on a pendant wire, and continue wrapping with edge banding to give a beehive effect. Incorporate larger strips to break up smaller strips and to add depth and texture to the piece.

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Beehive Pendant Lighting

Screw in a light bulb.

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