The lighting of your home can totally make or break the ambiance. You could have the most beautiful, well-appointed living room in the world – but if you light the place with one of those offensive florescent stick bulbs, it’s going to look less like a cozy living space and more like an outdated doctors office.
The trouble is, good lamps are hard to find. And when you do find them, they’re incredibly expensive. So what’s a good-lighting-lover to do? Well, for starters, you can check out this list. Here, we’ve put together 15 awesome DIY projects that will take your lamps to the next level on a budget. Get ready to light it up.
#1. Turn an old mason jar into a cool end table lamp.
#2. Make a shabby-chic chandelier out of a hula hoop and some twinkle lights.
#3. DIY some marquee letters to put yourself in the mood for love.
#4. Get creative with some lampshades on a string.
#5. Put together this cute nightlight.
#6. Repurpose and spraypaint children’s toys for the ultimate lamp stand.
#7. DIY some light clouds – how cute would this look in a nursery?
#8. Hang some old-fashioned bulbs from a piece of driftwood.
#9. Turn your boring floor lamp into a stylized piece for your living room.
#10. This is a great alternative to a normal table side or reading lamp.
#11. Make a cute spotlight out of a tin can – these would be great to illuminate bookshelves.
#12. Create the base of your lamp with stacked rocks.
#13. Make your lamp look elegant with some doilies.
#14. If you want to get creative, you can create these LED-lit lamps from sea urchins!
#15. If your home has an earthy vibe, try putting together one of these tree branch lamps.
DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp
Plastic Spoon Lamp
Gummy Bear Chandelier
Designed by Kevin Champeny (NOTE: These are acrylic gummy bears. Don’t use real ones or they might melt!)
Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest
Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier
Carved African Gourd (Calabash) Lamps
Paper Orb Lights
Cloud Night Lights
DIY Yarn Lampshade
Pop Top Lampshade
Paper Starburst Pendant Light
Wine Bottle Lights
Plastic Bottle Chandelier