Top 10 DIY Lighting Ideas

Top 10 DIY Lighting Ideas and Designs

Top 10 DIY Lighting Ideas

DIY has never been so fun until these funky lighting ideas came about. By using your everyday household items, you’ll be begging for darkness to come upon you, as it gives you a reason to show-off your marvellous creations. So unleash the electrician in you and get your hands dirty with our top 10 picks of DIY lighting ideas.

10. DIY Lighting – Vintage Fans

DIY Lighting - Vintage Fan Light Photo Credit: Number 10 in our list of DIY lighting ideas goes to this simply stunning vintage fan. Rather than going for a costly traditional ceiling light, use an old fan as a cage for your ceiling light or even a lamp! It will feel right at home with old-style, vintage décor.

9. DIY Storytime Chandelier

DIY Lighting - Vintage Book Chandelier for Library or Study Photo Credit: Number 9 is storytelling time. We love this beautiful way to jazz up a plain shade. Clip on pages from your favourite book or poems, or even a book with some aesthetically pleasing pages. You can also give them that vintage appearance with the classic tea bag trick. This would be absolutely perfect as a reading lamp, or a ceiling light in a library or study. Definitely a theme-fitter.

8. Shuttlecock Fairy Lights

DIY Lighting - Shuttlecock Fairy Lights Photo Credit: These shuttlecock fairy lights are such a cute addition to a games room or to the bedroom of someone with a sporty personality. Really simple and easy, yet they make such a wonderful effect, especially with the detailed shadows they create. That is why they make number 8 on our list of DIY lighting ideas.

7. Magic Mushroom​ Garden Lights

Number 7 is a bit difficult, that’s why we’ve put it here at number 7. Although when done correctly, will give your garden a new lease of life! Although they’re not able to be put together using everyday household items, they look so magical and have an adorable “fairy garden” feel to them. There’s so much more you can add with them such as gnomes, fairy houses or even Smurfs! You’d be creating a perfect magical mushroom corner. Here’s the YouTube video on how to make them:

6. Tea or Coffee?

DIY Lighting - Quirky Teacup Lights Photo Credit: These teacup pendants are the most charming lights I have come across. Your kitchen or dining room need these lights in their lives, especially if you décor screams shabby chic.  Just make sure you have some super strong glue or things could go terribly wrong!

5. Upcycled Instruments

DIY Lighting - Drum Kit Lights for Music Themed BedroomDIY Lighting - Guitar Shelf Light Photo Credit: This upcycled drum kit will show off any musical personality! Not too complex to assemble and is an eccentric way to get your guests to stop and stare. This bizarre light would be most at home in a garage for band practice, a spare room full of memorabilia, a games room as well as a music lover’s bedroom. Furthermore, you can piece it together how you like in a way that suits you and is appropriate for the layout of the room. So for those typically crouched ceilings you can group the drums either side of each other, so they don’t hang too low and get in the way. It’s like music to the eyes! Secondly, I introduce to you, the DIY guitar! This one is one of our favourites because it just looks the part for any music lover’s bedroom. This 2-in-1 design is a quirky light source, as well as practical storage unit.

4. Beer Can Track Lighting

DIY Lighting - Retro Beer Can Lights for Pubs and Bars Photo Credit: We’re halfway there on our list of DIY lighting ideas and at number 5, we have the amazing beer can track lights. I absolutely love this idea and the versatility with it is amazing. Ideal for a bachelor pad, a kitchen/diner, or even above a bar! They’re so attractive yet such a simple idea and a fabulous way to upcycle your used cans, meaning you’re saving the planet as you go. how can you not love them even more? We recommend using LED bulbs for this, because they give off little-to-none heat. Using regular halogen/incandescent bulbs may burn your cans.

3. Great Cheese Grater Lights

DIY Lighting - Cheese Grater Kitchen and Dining Room Light Photo Credit: These exquisite cheese grater lights are so weird but there’s something about them that actually makes them look like they should be an actual lighting fixture and that’s why we love them. The added leaf decoration makes it that even more charming too. Another light that’s perfect for a kitchen/diner with quirky décor. All of the holes will create funky shadows on your walls and I suppose it will come in handy if you’ve lost your cheese grater too.

2. Filled Mason Jars

DIY Lighting - Mason Jar Lights Photo Credit: Mason jars are a classic when it comes to DIY lights and they’re classic for a reason. Which is why they hold a strong position, standing at second place, on our lovely little list. They can be made into cute candle holders, small and simple ceiling lights, delicate pendants as well as statement fixtures. Add bulbs, candles or even stuff them with fairy lights, to really achieve the “wow” factor.

1. Bright Bottles

DIY Lighting - Wine Bottle Lamps Photo Credit: At the top of our list of DIY lighting are these straightforward fairy light filled wine and spirit bottles. So stunning, so effective, yet so easy it’s unreal. You won’t be able to wait until night time to switch these beauties on. Store them on top of a fireplace, mantelpiece, window sill, as well as in a wine cabinet on display or bookcase. You will really want to show them off! If you require any assistance in how to make these DIY lighting creations, do not hesitate to contact us Show us some pics of your DIY lighting creations. We would love to have a look and share them on our Facebook page!  

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