If you’ve decided to re-do a room or renovate your space, consider one of these 20+ awesome DIY light fixtures to complete your home decor!
I’m an appreciator of cool lighting. This means that whenever there is a lamp section in any store, I’m immediately there, checking everything out. I feel 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. Because lighting can be a statement piece that I can create on my own! These projects will show you that.
What I’ve also 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.
The one thing you will need for these projects (besides light bulbs!) that I want to prepare you for is a lighting kit. Which is also known as a lamp kit. You can purchase these on Amazon or in a home improvement store.
You can get them prewired, which means you basically just thread the kit through your fixture and turn it on. Others you have to wire – but the wiring is pretty simple. You’ll just be twisting. So don’t get intimidated.
If you are a newbie, just make sure you find a kit with great instructions or a good how to video. There’s a lot of instruction on YouTube that can show you exactly what to do. I promise you will knock it out of the park!
Are you ready to get the ideas? If you want to DIY a lamp too, check out this collection below. I know you’ll find something you love!
DIY Light Fixtures
Want to update your room's lighting but don't want to spend a ton of money? Get exactly what you are looking for with one of these budget friendly homemade light fixtures.
Clair made this DIY feather lamp shade to go in her dining room for only $18. I love how feminine and light (no pun intended) it is.
Amy made this brass pendant light for less than $40. She was inspired by one from Pottery Barn Kids with a price of $299.
Don’t throw that cardboard in the garbage – recycle it by turning it into a pendant light. You could also paint this DIY light fixture if you were so inclined.
Copper tubing is readily available at the hardware store, and makes for a stunning light fixture. I love the industrial feel of this DIY.
Can you believe this pendant lamp fixture is made from clothespins and fencing material? It’s so easy to make, too. Looks great in a laundry room but I think it would be fun in the kitchen too.
Get the look of a delicate Japanese lantern without the hefty price tag! This DIY wall sconce will brighten up your home with a modern take on the traditional rice paper covered lantern.
Fan Cover Light
Here is another upcycled fan idea! This DIY light fixture is more industrial, and I love that Edison bulb Randi used for this project.
Embroidery hoops and chicken wire come together to make a cool rustic light! Just because it is a laundry room doesn't mean it can't have some style.
Wood Slat Ceiling Light
DIY light fixtures can be rustic and modern at the same time - like this one! Tracie used a recycled lamp fixture and wood slats to make a truly fabulous hanging pendant.
$20 and one hour is all Carrie needed to make this light. She removed the outdated lantern light added some spray paint and a decorative orb.
Wine Bottle Chandelier
Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!
Greg made these corbel sconces after purchasing similar ones on Amazon and realizing that he could make them for much cheaper on his own. So can you!
Glass Bowl Pendant
Have you ever fallen in love with something and it sells out? That is what happened to Sarah with this light fixture. So, of course, she DIY'd it and saved herself $100 in the process!
Mason Jar Vanity Light
Turn your builder grade bathroom fixture into a farmhouse style light using mason jars! Plus a little bit of spray paint, of course.
This DIY light fixture is kind of like the corbel sconce above, but with the additions of a pulley and shade.
If you are an appreciator of mid-century modern like myself, you’re going to love this cool lamp DIY. I'd never heard of wood paper before, but I love this project.
An old fan gets a new lease on life with a little spray paint and a hanging light. I can't believe how good it looks in such a bold yellow!
Wood Wall Sconces
Not in love with your existing wall sconces? You can reuse the main light fixture and replace the shade. Christine replaced her outdates sconces with a wood enclosure.
Are you a bibliophile? Then this project is perfect for you! I can't believe you can make DIY light fixtures out of books, but it's true.
Pick flat marbles in your favorite colors to make these gorgeous light fixtures. You can use clear marbles for something a little more neutral, or use a fun color.
How to Make a Pallet Wood Light Box
This requires a little bit of work but the resulting light fixture is worth it! Pallet wood, mason jars . . . it's got everything you need for farmhouse decor.
Mason Jars and Pallet
This mason jar fixture adds the perfect rustic touch to a kitchen or dining area.
Which of these easy DIY fixtures is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments! Please also check out these other posts:
Tuesday 6th of September 2022
I like all these ideas.
Wednesday 7th of September 2022
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.
Monday 7th of October 2013
I love the ping pong fixture! That is so adorable!