What would you do with this pile of stir sticks? Use them as kindling? Go on a painting binge? Create a ninja army using stir sticks instead of nunchucks? Laura Lynn came up with a crafty and practical re-use for this pile of stir sticks:
She created a new lamp!
Working with a big, old thrift store lampshade, some hot glue, and 42 paint stir sticks, Laura Lynn created a unique light fixture. And this isn't even the finished product! Laura Lynn plans to stain the sticks on the outside of the shade and also paint the underside of the sticks that overhang the shade to finish it off.
Laura Lynn wrote about her lamp project, including the story of how she collected the pile of stir sticks, on her blog — Enjoying the Simple Things: Stir Sticks - Not Just for Paint Anymore.
Images: Enjoying the Simple Things