Lighting can be a great way to add a personal touch to your home. Instead of just sticking with the standard light fixtures that can be found at any home improvement store, there are so many ways to create completely customized and one-of-a-kind light fixtures yourself. Here are 15 DIY light fixtures for you to consider making for your own space.
These paper lanterns can be made with your own personal photos. So you can illuminate scenes from your favorite vacation spot or even family photos. See the full tutorial at Photojojo to make your own.
This tutorial utilizes bamboo to create a sphere around your light source. You can reuse a bamboo shade or even placemat for this project. See the full tutorial at Crafty Nest for further instructions.
Light Up Clouds
Who wouldn’t want a ceiling full of clouds to light up their home? This project requires cotton batting and flameless candles that don’t generate much heat. See the full tutorial at RoomHints for further instructions.
Balsa Wood Lampshade
This project lets you give new life to an old lamp by painting the base and adding balsa wood around the shade. You can find the full tutorial at C.R.A.F.T.
Globe Light Fixture
It’s pretty likely that you have a globe or two lying around. And if you don’t, you can easily pick one up at a resale shop or garage sale. This tutorial from DIY Show Off shows you how to make a light fixture (or two) from your old globe.
Mason Jar Chandelier
Mason jars are another item you probably have lying around. You can use some of them, along with a ceiling-mounted utensil rack, to create a one-of-a-kind chandelier. Learn more from the tutorial at Ikea Hackers.
Paper Scrap Light
Recycle old paper scraps and create a modern looking yet totally functional light fixture in the process. Learn how from the tutorial at Design Sponge.
This DIY project uses small plastic bubbles, string, and electrical cord to create a unique statement light fixture. See the rest of the instructions on Mint Love Social Club.
Wire Waste Basket Pendant Lamp
This project lets you make something pretty out of traditionally not-pretty materials, like a trash can. The basic gist is that you weave fabric pieces around the basket, but you can see the full tutorial over at Poppytalk.
Paint Swatch Chandelier
Paint swatches can be found at nearly any home improvement store. So if you’ve recently painted or if you just have extra swatches lying around, you don’t have to just throw them away. Instead, make a chandelier that will really stand out. Find out how at Hey Gorgeous.