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Make your own original pendant lamps using recycled spray cans

You might think that once a spray can is empty there’s nothing you can do about it anymore. We’re not referring to the substance it used to contained but to the can itself. With a little creativity and some free time you can basically find an immensity of DIY project ideas. Some of them could even include these empty spray cans.

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One idea would be to turn them into pendant lamps. Given their shape and form, they are perfect for this project. Just take a look at these beautiful pendant lamps made out of recycled spray cans. They were designed by the artists of zek. Even though there’s no official how-to description, it’s not difficult to figure out how the pendant lamps were made.

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First of all, the bottom of the spray can needs to be removed. This way the light will actually be seen. The cans also need to be painted. This can be done either before or after you remove the bottom. In this example, the colors and the patterns match beautifully. You could use these as inspiration or you can come up with your own patterns. The color palette should be your choice as well. Once the cans are painted and dry you can attach the cord and everything else. It’s not that difficult if you know what you’re doing.{found on manmadediy}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on September 21, 2012

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