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16 Gorgeous DIY Light Fixtures

New lighting is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways to update the look of your home, but one glance at the prices of light fixtures prices might leave you searching for better, more affordable alternatives for brightening your home in style.

Thankfully, we don’t have to be limited by our pocketbooks when it comes to decorating with stunning lighting fixtures when there are countless ways to create our own in a variety of colors and styles. Best of all, we’re only limited by our imaginations!

1. Dodecahedron Pendant Light Fixture

Image source: View Along the Way
Image source: View Along the Way

While the dodecahedron (12 pentagonal faces, 3 meeting at each vertex) model might have been suggested as theĀ global geometry of the universe, all we see is a magnificent masterpiece of lighting design. Made from 30 pieces of wood, this pendant light fixture is a DIYer’s dream!

Get the full tutorial at View Along the Way

2. Wood Star Light

Image source: The Cavender Diary
Image source: The Cavender Diary

Could. not. love. this. star. light. fixture. more. Doesn’t this great big barn wood star remind you of a vintage carnival? Big bold nostalgic flair makes this light fixture a true work of art.

Get the full two-part tutorial (Part 1 and Part 2) at The Cavender Diary

3. Bowl Wall Sconce

Image source: Vintage Revivals
Image source: Vintage Revivals

There’s nothing quite like functional design created from everyday objects. This wall sconce made from a simple bowl combines modern composition with vintage flair when paired with an Edison light bulb.

Get the full tutorial at Vintage Revivals

4. Statement Pendant

Image source: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Image source: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

I don’t even know where to start with the amazingness that is this statement pendant. You simply have to see for yourself how a light fixture this incredible was created from egg crate diffusers. Mind = blown.

Get the full tutorial at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

5. Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier

Image source: Design Sponge
Image source: Design Sponge

Breathtaking, right? Semi-transparent Capiz shells with their pearlescent finish are known for their lavish design features. Now you can get the expensive look of Capiz shell for a fraction of the cost with wax paper. Yes, wax paper! Create your very own faux Capiz chandelier to make a dramatic design statement that only looks like it cost a fortune!

Get the full tutorial at Design Sponge

6. Plumbing Pipe Light

Image source: The Gathered Home
Image source: The Gathered Home

Industrial trends in home decor are all the rage, but they don’t come cheap. Fortunately for you, this incredible plumbing light fixture can made for less than $100!

Get the full tutorial at The Gathered Home

7. Candle Lantern Chandelier

Image source: Vintage Revivals
Image source: Vintage Revivals

From candle holder to chic chandy in just 3 easy steps? We’re sold! No need to spend a fortune on unique lighting fixtures when you can create your own to die for!

Get the full tutorial at Vintage Revivals

8. Geometric Lampshade

Image source: Weekday Carnival
Image source: Weekday Carnival

If you’re looking to add a spark of contemporary flair, this sleek minimal chandy makes a bold ultramodern proclamation.

Get the full tutorial from Riikka Kantinkoski of Weekday Carnival

9. Lantern Light Fixture

Image source: The Shabby Chic Cottage
Image source: The Shabby Chic Cottage

Affordable lanterns can be found in a variety of colors and styles, so wouldn’t it be great if pendant lights did too? Now they can when you convert a lantern into a stunning hanging light. Check out the tutorial to learn more.

Get the full tutorial at The Shabby Creek Cottage

10. Modern Paper Lampshade

Image source: Curbly
Image source: Curbly

As symbols of good cheer and celebration, paper lanterns lend joy wherever they hang. Create some happiness in your home with these modern paper lampshades you can create yourself!

Get the full tutorial at Curbly

11. Pendant Light

Image source: Jennifer Rizzo
Image source: Jennifer Rizzo

If you’ve ever thrifted, you’ve likely seen piles of unattractive light fixtures that have seen better decades. And so it once was for this delightfully charming pendant light that is the result of a truly dramatic makeover! Click the tutorial to see the amazing “before” pics!

Get the full tutorial at Jennifer Rizzo

12. Folded Rope Dome Light

Image source: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Image source: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Dome lighting selections are generally pretty yawn-worthy, but this incredible folded rope dome light creates interest and beautifully diffused light with its intricate pattern. Go on, give this captivating fixture a try!

Get the full tutorial at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

13. Recipe Light Fixture

Image source: Seesaws and Sawhorses
Image source: Seesaws and Sawhorses

We’re simply bewitched by the charm of this recipe light fixture! Perfect for a kitchen nook or dining area, this sweet chandelier bring a bit of old school flair wherever you break bread.

Get the full tutorial at Seesaws and Sawhorses

14. Modern Chandelier

Image source: Curbly
Image source: Curbly

Got two hours and $10? That’s all it takes to create this contemporary chandelier! I’m thinking these would make awesome gifts in various colors!

Get the full tutorial at Curbly

15. Caged Basket Chandelier

Image source: Vintage Revivals
Image source: Vintage Revivals

Can you believe this chandelier is made from two hanging flower baskets? Me neither! Check out how it’s done to create a light fixture that literally and figuratively makes a room shine!

Get the full tutorial at Vintage Revivals

16. String Light

Image source: Look What I Made
Image source: Look What I Made

Creating this awesome string light is easier than it looks! Up the cool factor in any room of your home with this unique pendant design.

Get the full tutorial at Look What I Made!

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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