Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crushing On :: DIY Lighting

I've been coming across some fantastic DIY tutorials lately. It never ceases to amaze me how people can take ordinary everyday materials and turn them into something function and beautiful. How I wish that ability would rub off on me! My hope is that if I keep immersing myself in this stuff, somehow those wildly imaginative juices will seep into my brain.

Want to make a chandelier out of wax paper, thread, and a wire lampshade? Sure! It looks lovely lit, and just as lovely when turned off. This project looks very time and labor intensive, so be sure to attempt it when you have plenty of time and patience to spare.

Need a fixture that sheds a bunch of light and has sweet cottage charm? Then this DIY lighting project is just the thing.

This doily lamp is definitely less labor intensive than the above chandelier, but it's just as romantic! If you have a large collection of doilies (as I do) then this is just perfect. 

Do you have any favorite DIY lighting tutorials to share?


Candice @ Made With Love said...

Wow...I love the mason jar pendants and the basket light! I totally think that the right lighting choices can either make or break a room! :)

Unknown said...

i am also curshing on these ideas. i'm hoping to make that second one for our bedroom soon. i'm thinking it'll change the whole vibe of the room!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh i love the mason jar one! i need to look into that, that is just the best i have seen yet!

Unknown said...

I've been crushing on those, too! Wish i was a little more 'engineer minded'!