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How to: Make an Easy Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25? 

 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
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Materials

  • Lamp cord set 
  • Crystal bulb
  • Pulley
  • Leather
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

Instructions

1. The cord was intended for a shade, so you will have the icky socket showing. Simply cut a strip of leather that will fit around the circumference of the socket.

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

2. Hot glue your leather to the socket area a little bit at a time. You don't need to use a ton of glue, just enough so the the leather and plastic stick securely. 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

3. Remove the pin from the pulley and release the wheel. Place the cord in the groove of the wheel. 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

4. Place the pin back onto the pulley. 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

5. To hang, simply hook it to an eye hook on your ceiling. Our eye hook was a bit too small, so we attached the pulley to a wire and then the wire to our eye hook.

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

 6. Place your bulb into the socket, adjust as necessary and enjoy! 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

The minimal design allows the light to fit into the rest of the room seamlessly. It isn't too loud, but it still has enough personality to catch your eye! The pulley allows me to adjust the height of my light, so if I'm working at my desk, it's easy to lower. If I want to brighten up more space, I can easily pull the light higher up and so on. The crystal bulb also gives the overall light a unique look - especially at night when the mesmerizing shadow hits the walls! 

DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly
DIY Minimal Pendant Light | Hello Lidy for Curbly

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Hello Lidy on Oct 16, 2015:

Hi Carol, 

I got the pulley from Lowes, but you can find them at most hardware stores! 

XO, Lidy


Carol on Oct 16, 2015:

Where did you get the pulley from?


Hello Lidy on Oct 09, 2015:

Yay! Thanks Chris, I'm so happy you like it :) 

XOXO


Chris Gardner on Oct 07, 2015:

Love this one! Beautiful job, Lidy. 


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