Shine Bright! 10 DIY Lights + Lamps

I’m on the hunt right now for a few great lighting options for our apartment. We need new lamps in our bedroom and our living room could use a little extra kick in the lighting department, too. But have you noticed how expensive lighting fixtures and lamps are? It kind of blows my mind. I don’t have $200 and up each for bedside lamps! Never fear though. Turns out, making your own super cool lights and lamps is becoming a thing, a thing I definitely want to try. Does your home need a little update in the lighting department, too? Shine bright with these 10 DIY lights and lamps!

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    Shine Bright! 10 DIY Lights + Lamps

    Click through for 10 hip and cool DIY lights and lamps!

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    DIY Gem Nightlight

    A nightlight that's actually cool? I love it! This gem nightlight is made with cardstock, vellum paper and glue.
    Get the how-to at Almost Makes Perfect

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    DIY Quilt Light

    This amazing cardboard pendant light is so much easier to make than you think! Just buy the downloadable template and create it with the tape, paint or embellishments of your choice.
    Get the how-to at Tamara Maynes | Photo via The Design Files Daily

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    DIY Marquee Light

    I love a good marquee as much as (if not more) than the next girl. I think they look amazing as ambient lighting that makes a real statement in a room. Make your own with paper mache letters, paint and string lights.
    Get the how-to at Brit + Co. 

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    DIY Yarn Lanterns

    Made with colorful yarn and a pre-made lamp kit, these cool lanterns look great clustered together in a little trio. I'd love them hanging above our dining room table!
    Get the how-to at Brit + Co.

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    DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

    Can you even believe how cool this pendant light is made from cardboard? A light kit, some scissors, corrugated cardboard and a bit of white spray paint is all you need.
    Get the how-to at Poppytalk | Photo by Lovely Indeed

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    DIY Rope Knot Pendant

    I love rope and nautical details, so this knotted rope pendant has a look I seriously love.
    Get the how-to at Monster Circus

  • DIY Color Pop Cord Lamp 8 of 11
    DIY Color Pop Cord Lamp

    I'm pretty in love with this cool lamp, made from a vase and a lamp kit with a brightly colored cord. It's a modern look that also feels perfectly classic.
    Get the how-to at Vintage Revivals

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    DIY Industrial Chandelier

    Oh man. I'm crazy about this industrial looking chandelier - it's made from an old wagon wheel! You know it'd be perfect in a dining room.
    Get the how-to at Black Oak Studios

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    DIY Jute Twinkle Lights

    A simple yet really fun way to dress up basic string lights, these little jute lamp shades are made by attaching jute rope to paper cups. So fun!
    Get the how-to at Ella Claire

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    DIY Dodecahedron Pendant

    This DIY dodecahedron pendant is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. I'd love it in our kitchen or an entryway! You can make your own with wood you can purchase at any hardware store.
    Get the how-to at View Along the Way

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