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15 DIY Light Fixtures to Obsess Over

If you’ve decided to re-do a room or renovate your space, consider one of these 15 awesome DIY light fixtures to complete your look!

15 DIY Light Fixtures to Obsess OverI’m an appreciator of light fixtures. This means that whenever there is a lamp section in any store, I’m there getting inspired by everything I see.

I realize that if I want something *really* unique and don’t want to spend a ton of cash, it’s time to DIY a light fixture myself.

And what I’ve learned by checking out some of the DIY light fixtures is that it’s not as hard as you would think to make one yourself.

And some of these are nearly free, which is right up my alley. If you want to DIY a lamp too, check out this collection below. I know you’ll find something you love!

DIY Light Fixtures


Wood Veneer

Veneer facing isn’t just for furniture – you can also use it to make beautiful pendant lamps.

Find the instructions at Lowe’s


Danish Modern

If you are an appreciator of mid-century modern like myself, you’re going to love this cool lamp DIY.

Get the how-to at Adventures of An Almost 40 Year Old Intern


Mason Jars

This mason jar fixture adds the perfect rustic touch to a kitchen or dining area.

Get the instructions at Twenty 8 Divine


Recycled Fan

An old fan gets a new lease on life with a little spray paint and a hanging light.

Find out how it was done at Kittenhood


Stuck on Styrofoam

Foam cups are the key ingredient in making this modern pendant lamp.

The tutorial is no longer available but you can find similar instructions here.


Copper Pipe

Copper tubing is readily available at the hardware store, and makes for a stunning light fixture.

See how it was made at Camilla Styles


Clothespin Pendant

Can you believe this pendant lamp is made from clothespins and fencing material? It’s so easy to make, too.

See how it was done at Young House Love


Dollar Wastebasket

A trash bin as a light fixture? What a cool idea – and it’s budget friendly.

Find out how to do it at Dollar Store Crafts

Twine light fixture made with Mod Podge

Twine Pendant

Mod Podge and twine are the key ingredients in this cool pendant lamp – I love all the texture!

See how it was made at The Design Pages


Bag Holder

Can you believe that this fixture was made from an IKEA bag holder? I love it.

Get the how-to at My Sister’s Suitcase


Book Lamp

Are you a bibliophile? Then this project is perfect for you.

Get the step-by-step at Instructables


Old Cardboard

Don’t throw that cardboard in the garbage – recycle it by turning it into a pendant light.

Get the how-to at Poppytalk


Wood Slats

Tracie used a recycled lamp fixture and wood slats to make a truly fabulous hanging pendant.

Get the instructions at Cleverly Inspired


Flat Marbles

Pick flat marbles in your favorite colors to make these gorgeous light fixtures.

See how it was done at Nine Red


Ping Pong

This gorgeous lamp was made with hundreds of spray painted ping pong balls.

Learn more about the project at Poppytalk

Which of these DIY light fixtures is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments!

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Ralph Taylor

Sunday 14th of April 2019

I make my own lamps from concrete and PVC for use in our vacation apartments rentals. I had to buy the lampshades in the past, but I would like to get some ideas for making my own shades out of bamboo or other suitable materials. The tricky part is the metal frame that holdsthe shade on the lamp post.


Wednesday 22nd of April 2015

This is a great collection of DIY light fixtures! I am obsessed with the foam cups light.

Susie Starkman

Monday 7th of October 2013

I love the ping pong fixture! That is so adorable!