A plain wall without any wall art hardly looks attractive. To enhance the decor of a room wall sconces are a great option. Wall sconces are narrow conical or square shaped containers that are made of materials like wrought iron, ceramic or wicker which are mounted on walls.
Traditionally, wall sconces were used as light fixtures, but nowadays, a popular way to use them is by using them for holding flowers. Flowers cascading from a wall sconce can make any room or porch look more warm and inviting. These wall sconces can be filled with both, artificial or fresh flowers.
You can make a decorative wall sconce for flowers by using an existing sconce and then jazzing it up by using different materials. Here we are going to give you some ideas for making your own wall sconces for holding flowers.
Ideas for Making Wall Sconces
Wall Sconces Made with Glass Jar
To make a wall sconce for holding flowers from scratch is difficult although not impossible. However, you can take an existing wall sconce and then decorate it to match your decor. If you have an old sconce frame made out of wrought iron then you can use it for making a unique wall sconce for holding flowers.
First measure the dimension of the sconce frame so that you know which size of container would fit well. For fresh flowers, use an old empty glass jar. Choose one of those glass jars that comes with a flared neck. Check to see if the glass jar fits inside the sconce frame. If it does, then clean the glass jar in soapy water and remove and sticky labels.
Allow the jar to dry, then paint it with glass paint in a color of your choice. Once this base coat is dry, place a stencil over the glass jar and dab a sponge that is dipped in glass paint over the stencil. Remove stencil and you have a beautifully patterned glass jar ready which can now be used as a wall sconce for holding flowers.
Wall Sconces Made with Seashells
If you have a boring wall sconce that needs to be jazzed up, then the method described here works very well. Take a plain metallic wall sconce and then use a variety of seashells to decorate it. First gather different shaped seashells and then clean them by washing them in running water.
Make sure that all the accumulated sand and dirt inside the seashells are washed off. Now dry the seashells thoroughly. Once the shells are dry, plan the placement of the shells over the conical metallic sconce. Make sure that no gaps on the surface of the sconce can be seen after you have placed them.
Once you have the placement of the shells figured, adhere the shells on the sconce by using epoxy. Use industrial strength epoxy so that the shells adhere to the surface of the sconce securely. Your seashell sconce is ready and all you need to do is place it inside the sconce frame.
Wall Sconces Made with Silk Flowers
You can also use artificial flowers to make a decorative wall sconce for holding flowers. To create such a decorative wall sconce, use a plain wall sconce made of metal or plastic as a base. Purchase silk roses from a hobby center or craft supplies store and remove the individual petals. Use a paint brush to dab stronghold glue on the rim of the sconce.
Now adhere the petals on the rim of the sconce, making sure that there are no gaps in between. If you see any gaps, then glue additional silk petals over the sconce so that they overlap each other.
Continue adding more silk petals on the sconce so that the entire sconce is covered. Your beautiful silk petal sconce is ready and all you need to do is place it inside the sconce frame and arrange fresh or artificial flowers in it.
You can use both fresh flowers and artificial flowers to place inside the wall sconce. When arranging flowers, remember to place the long-stemmed flowers at the back and the short stemmed flowers at the front for a pleasing arrangement.
If you are going to use fresh flowers, don't forget to pour water into the sconces before placing the flowers. Wall sconces filled with flowers gives a touch of elegance to the decor of any room.