DIY lighting is a relatively new and curious practice of both recreation and creation. The satisfaction of creating an indigenous piece of home lighting surpasses the toil it incorporates entirely. Below are listed some of the various diy lighting projects for you to try!
- 1. Hemp string pendant lamp
- 2. Stainless steel pendant light
- 3. Book lampshade
- 4. Bedroom lamp for book lovers
- 5. Snowball wall light
- 6. Bamboo orb pendant lamp
- 7. Paper lamps
- 8. Pendant lamps
- 9. Tree branch chandelier
- 10. Faux capiz chandelier
- 11. Glass bottle pendant lamps
- 12. Diamond ribbon lampshade
- 13. Globe pendant lamp
- 14. Headboard lights
- 15. Fairy lights
- 16. Candle lanterns
- 17. Light switch covers
- 18. Floral chandeliers
- 19. Ruffled ribbon lampshade
- 20. Candle holder pendant shades
- 21. Recycled wine bottle torch
- 22. Mason jar lighting
- 23. Garden lanterns
- 24. Plastic glass lamps
- 25. Drop cloth lamp
1. Hemp string pendant lamp
These seem pretty complex but are, in fact, very elementary. Made from bouncy balls, craft glue and hemp string, it also incorporates wires and hardware arrangements to function properly.
2. Stainless steel pendant light
Made of solid silverware, these pendant lights increases many fold the aesthetics of the dining room. This is also very easy and requires attaching the cord and wires to the hardware.
3. Book lampshade
Initially sounding formidable, a book lampshade is also one of the easiest to make and prettiest forms of diy lamps, the requisites are a big book, the lamp and a few cords. The book has to be cut in a rectangular fashion so as to allow the lamp and circuits in them.
4. Bedroom lamp for book lovers
5. Snowball wall light
Made from basket-style coffee filters, a cloth made of hardware and a string of lights (preferably LED). This project can be made at home easily and the filters can be colored as wished.
6. Bamboo orb pendant lamp
Inspired by the Cassiopeia chandelier, the bamboo pendant lamp resembles the aforementioned hemp-string pendant lamp but is a bit different in its inclusion of a light cord kit.
7. Paper lamps
A bit challenging vis-à-vis the other types presented here, paper lamps, however, reward the creator with a sense of accomplishment. Beautiful if done correctly, paper lamps usually take 7-8 hours.
8. Pendant lamps
Another easy-to-create pendant lamp, the tulle pendant lamp requires various tools such as a large embroidery needle, a rotary cutter, embroidery floss, 10 yards of 54″ wide tulle et al. It is also very gorgeous to look at when finished.
9. Tree branch chandelier
This type of chandelier is very unique as it incorporates the use of a tree branch as holders of bulbs. Perfect for the living room, a tree branch chandelier is made by selecting branches and cleaning them well.
10. Faux capiz chandelier
Very complex, the faux capiz chandelier is for the experienced craftsmen out there. While not that hard, the faux capiz chandelier incorporates white spray paint, an iron rod, a circle cutter, a cutting mat and a glue gun. The resulting product, however, is a thing of marvel to the creator and the beholder alike.
11. Glass bottle pendant lamps
Serving as effective means of recycling, creating a glass bottle pendant lamp is also very, very easy. A piece of wood or metal carrying the light penetrates the cut end of the bottle which is then fastened and connected to hardware which illuminates the bottle in a brilliant tinted light.
12. Diamond ribbon lampshade
A particularly easy diy, the diamond ribbon lampshade requires just a cotton herringbone ribbon, a chopstick, a hot glue gun and a pencil used to space the ribbons. Very fashionable, a diamond ribbon lampshade is ideal for the bedroom.
13. Globe pendant lamp
The most interesting diy of the group, a globe pendant lamp is made by halving the globe around the hemispheres and inserting a lamp through a hole cut on the North Pole. It is a unique lampshade sure to grab some eyeballs.
14. Headboard lights
This one is beautiful. It would bring extra lighting and will also cost you very little. It would also help you, if you are a night-time reader.
15. Fairy lights
It can turn your home into a magical décor. This can add some charm with just a few cheap string lights in your rooms. Well if you are a selfie addict, you might want to have a look at this.
16. Candle lanterns
This one is very romantic and you can even make cheap mood lighting with it. It increases the decor value up to ten fold.
17. Light switch covers
You can totally take care of your home lighting with this. You could totally fil your room with colorful lights.
18. Floral chandeliers
It can be used for the centerpiece of the wedding décor. They are now all taking over home décor too. This looks pretty.
19. Ruffled ribbon lampshade
This might require your patience and time. It would look beautiful in your room and also will color up your room in the dark. You could decorate your lampshade with ribbons. It would look stylish.
20. Candle holder pendant shades
They are especially designed for outdoor use. This would light up your veranda. You can keep small candles in it. This would look beautiful.
21. Recycled wine bottle torch
This, too, is an outdoor feature. This would allow you to recycle your old bottle and reuse it as a torch for your outdoor area.
22. Mason jar lighting
23. Garden lanterns
24. Plastic glass lamps
25. Drop cloth lamp
For the hobby detectives out there, creating pieces of art out of otherwise mundane scrap is more enticing than going to the market to buy ready-made objects. Enjoy!