I started with (9) gray fabric tape measures I that I found in the dollar section of AC Moore, (2) 10" blue plastic embroidery hoops from Micheals and my trusty hot glue gun.
|The supplies - total cost: $16 for two light fixtures.|
I cut all the tape measures into 10" sections and laid them out in the pattern I wanted - reversing front to back - every other one.
|I tried not to keep them in order...I liked them better randomly placed.|
Now, I had planned to have the fixture hang the way it is pictured above but ended up not liking the way the tape pieces "draped" over the the hoop. So I simply flipped it so that they hung straight down instead.