Light It Up: DIY Stir-Stick Pendant Lamp

by on Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

Sometimes, and idea can be so easy and so great that I find myself wondering how the rest of us missed doing it ourselves.  Take, for instance, a pendant light that has been spruced up by some simple (and free) materials.  

Laura Lynn, author of Enjoying the Simple Things totally have me a head-whacking moment when I saw her pendant fixture covered in beautifully stained paint stirring sticks.  A few trips to the hardware store, some handfuls of sticks, and an existing pendant fixture was all she needed to create this natural beauty.

created at: 06/28/2011

Painting?  No, not at all!  Making an awesome pendant light?  You bet!  This project has both a beginning and an end, so check out both posts.  And, yes, she did ask for all those stir sticks!


  1. Mia


    Great idea! Could you please share what colour stain you used? I am struggling to work out what colour will work. Thanks in advance

  2. Laura Lynn

    I just hot glued them to the shade. They have never come loose!

    The stain is Special Walnut By Minwax.