Make It: DIY Light-Up Typographic Headboard

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

We're taking last week's light-up wall art project up a notch or two with this DIY headboard idea!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Origami Pendant Light

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Currently, all our pendant lighting needs are being met, but the next time I need something awesome (and inexpensive) to light our place, I will definitely try out this DIY origami lamp!  … Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Inexpensive Vase-to-Table Lamp Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2013

created at: 01/21/2013

You guys... I love when people get crafty and turn ordinary objects into extraordinary, way-more-functional objects. Like this clever decor hack from Curbly reader Kim!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Tube Light

By: Capreek Dec 17, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from -- wait for it -- a discarded cardboard poster tube!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Tree Branch Floor Lamp

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2012

created at: 12/10/2012

This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Frozen Ice Lanterns

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

I woke up to the first snow of the season last week and couldn't help but get a little excited for the magical, wintery days ahead. It's still a bit warm to line the walks with these crystal-like beauties, but come December, you better believe I'm making a whole bunch of DIY ice lanterns!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Ombre Glass Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Just when I was getting a little antsy with the ombre trend*, THIS project comes along. Dang you, awesome lighting projects! You get me every time.… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Geometric Frame Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2012

created at: 10/02/2012

Inspired by one of my favorite lights (the Frame Pendant by Iacoli & McAllister if you're curious), this DIY version is equally colorful and a fraction of the cost. Also? The perfect project for a rainy and cold autumn… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Modern-Minimalist Desk Lamps under $100

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

We're at that point in our office makeover where we're desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Paper Lanterns

By: Capreek Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012
Who says you need to have a party to hang a few of these awesome tissue paper lanterns around? I would keep them up all of the time!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!
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