My penchant for letters and punctuation make me squeal for this idea. A white paper lantern filled to the gills with sticky-back vinyl lettering purchased at Michaels. Picture the letters less random, spelling out words and names. Perfect for a kid's room or even decorations at a party or wedding! A tutorial's probably not really necessary, but to show your love, visit The Swell Life.
This glamorous pendant lamp is made out of one of the most UN-glamourous things imaginable. Here's a closer shot. Want to venture a guess?
Remember the plastic spoon rose? Turns out that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as spoon-crafting is concerned. Take for example these (dare I say?) gorgeous spoon pendent lights.
Holes in spoons negate their intent, but they also take artist's Daisuke Hirawa creation (pictured above) into
Serious props to Stephanie for thinking waaay outside the box in turning this papasan chair into a pendant light. Makes me wanna take a look around the house to see what other objects
Jackie fell in love with DWI's Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter of
Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.
When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I'm sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting. But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal.
Ever see a DIY project and think THERE IS NO WAY because it's just so brilliant and so good that you can hardly believe it? That was this punched brass pendant light for me.
YHL used 320 clothespins to make this utterly unique pendant light. Yes, it's perfect for a laundry room situation, but it could be cool in just about any room in the house. Stuff they used
If I were to tell you that this builder-basic chandelier was really a diamond in the rough and you'd want it in every room of your house, would you believe me? What if I told you the key to success was a few metal baskets? See for yourself.
Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop). But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration! (Pick and choose, people. We don't want anyone getting hurt.)
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.
The entryway to my home is small, but I love the idea of having some sort of statement piece present. Every space needs a little interest, but because all the real estate I can offer is in ceiling height I'm mainly limited to a killer light fixture. The second I saw this project for hemp pendant lamps I knew I'd found the one to fit my style. And my champagne tastes can rest easy, knowing that I'll be spending less than on a nice dinner out!
Q: What's more fun than a brightly colored, modern, pleated paper lamp shade?
A: A brightly colored, modern, pleated paper lamp shade you made yourself!
Because paper is somewhat rigid and requires only minimal interior framing, it is perfect for making lamp shades. You start this project with a rectangular sheet of paper, pleat it in two different directions, and then, to make a sphere, reshape the pleats by arching them open one row at a time—no cutting involved. It’s a really cool process with beautiful results.
Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.
So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are amazing.
Right out the box, the Less Lamp really isn't much of a lamp at all. Its black egg shape lets no light pass through. Ridiculous, right? Which is why to make it 'work' you gotta break it with its accompanying pickaxe. Bust off a chunk or put dozens of little holes in it, whatever you
Lauren and her electrician husband determined to make a jar pendant chandelier modeled after Pottery Barn's Exeter light fixture (pictured below), which retails for $399. Lauren & Co. pulled their homemade version
Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda's knock off set her
Remember the doily lamp from a few days ago? Yeah, well this creation by intructabler stregoi blows that baby out of the water, if you ask me. And just one of the things I like better about it is we have a tutorial to make one for ourselves.