These DIY lighting ideas will light up your home, even on a tight budget. Whether you’re looking for a DIY lamp, pendant or sconce, you’re sure to be inspired to brighten up every dark corner!
These so called DIY projects give you more freedom and allow you to choose the materials, design, color and all the other details. Let’s take a look at these stunning DIY Lamp and Lamp Shade Ideas.
These are really easy art and craft ideas to implement.
1. Snowball wall light
As shown in below image, this DIY Lamp is perfect to be placed above the headboard of your bed. This light can be made with the help of basket shaped coffee filters, fairy lights set, and a sheet of hardware cloth. What you need to do is, take the cloth, fix the lights and place the filters in such a way that the hardware cloth would not be visible anymore. If you wish, you can even color these coffee filter ruffles by dipping them in paint.
2. Handmade Book lampshade
All the book lovers, may I have your attention please? For book lovers like me, this is perhaps a perfect lamp shade. Just look at how the light sears through the pages of the book, giving it a brilliant aura! Do you like this DIY Lamp Project?
Source/Tutorial in full: instructables.com
If you wish to make this project, choose one of those big books you’ve always hated to read, or a book you’re willing to give up, and the, cut a rectangular piece big enough to place the bulb inside. That’s it and you’re done.
3. Stainless steel pendant light
This is one more wonderful way to illuminate your dining areas is by making lampshades out of stainless steel utensils. This stainless steel pendant light is easy to make, and can be created just by modifying caddies. All you have to do is attach a cord to fix a bulb and suspend it from the ceiling. In case you want it colored, you can even go right ahead and paint them.
4. Hemp string pendant lamp
This is one of the DIY lamp projects that have been famous for quite some time on pinterest. So I wouldn’t be surprised if you have already checked this before. Though they look very little complicated, they are very easy to make. All you need is your own time.
And a bouncy ball or a balloon, yarn, hemp string or wool and craft glue. First wrap the hemp around the ball/balloon, leaving a small circle on the top to fix the cord. You can apply the glue directly onto the ball, or dip the string in glue before wrapping it. Now let the whole thing dry, and burst the ball so that you can remove the deflated ball easily. Time to attach a cord to the shade and suspend it from the ceiling.
5. Grater lights
I love this creative DIY lamp idea of adding light in the kitchen is using graters as your lamp shades. This diy is simple and doesn’t really need a lot of work. Steps invlove, placing the cords into the graters, and fix them to a plank of plywood. This whole setting can be suspended from the ceiling. You can even add a few artificial crawling flower plants to give the whole fixture an extra effect.
6. Doily lamp
This one is looks lik a hemp string lamp, but only with a lace. Here you have to replace the hemp string with huge pieces of lace instead. You can just take a balloon, blow it into a round shape and apply loads of craft glue onto it. Then fix the lace onto the balloon.
Now let it dry completely before bursting the bubble and attach a cord lamp kit. Now you can then hang the light from the ceiling. With your guidance, kids also can make this DIY lamp at home.
7. Plastic spoons and water jug lamp
Have you ever heard of plastic spoons lamp? Yes, this sounds wired , but they actually make for an amazing texture. For this, you need a lot of plastic spoons and one water jug. Make sure quality of spoons is very good other wise they may melt due to heat generated by inside light.
First chop off the handles of the plastic spoons and stick them on the water jug. Start from the bottom of the jug. Now, for the light, place the cord on the brim of the jug and then suspend the whole lighting setup from the ceiling.
8. Sharpie lamp
To make this lamp, you can use an existing plain lamp shade or make one with paper yourself. You can then write lines verses from your quoates, movie dialogues or poems from the books using a black sharpie. This gives an excellent way to reflect your love for words, even through the light.
9. Plumbing pipe light
Plumbing tools are of great use in interior decor. So, you can try this pipe lighting fixture where you can fix the bulbs to the plumbing pipes and suspend it from the ceiling. What’s even great news is, you can get this whole thing done well under $100.
10 Plastic glass pendant lamps
Now, plastic glasses available everywhere. Night get to gather , you’ll just have these lamps lying around. But do you know that you could make a really beautiful glass lamp with something that’s available in our houses, as easy as these normal plastic glasses?
Source/ Tutorial: veetje.be
Put on your creative crafty caps, and just think of ways to make it beautiful and colorful. And if you aren’t that much of a creative, well here’s one idea. You can wrap the glasses in colorful fabrics to make a lampshade. Now make multiple lampshades like these, and tie them together with a thread, fix in some LED or fairy lights and hang them above the bed, the picture gallery or maybe even near the door.
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