DIY pendant light tutorials | How About Orange

October 04, 2011

DIY pendant light tutorials

I just bought a white, spherical Fillsta light from IKEA, but if I'd had tons of extra time on my hands, maybe I'd have attempted one of these! Here's a collection of round hanging beauties you can make yourself.

Links to the how-tos:
Faceted paper light from The 3 R's Blog
Wire orb by Orlando Soria
Paper cup light shade at Cut Out and Keep
Lace lamp from the Dos Family
Yarn pendant light at Made By Girl

28 comments:

Grandma G said...

They look like a LOT of work! An adventure in itself!

Mum

Connie @ Daydream In Color said...

These look so fun to make. I'll definitely have to dive into one of these projects when I get a permanent place!

diana said...

I like them a lot, thanks for sharing. Now I need to find a couple of days to spare :)))

Did you see Kristy's coloured ones? I think they're pretty cool, too :)

youhadmeatbonjourblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/lantern-makeover.html

youhadmeatbonjourblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-lantern-tutorial.html

Jessica Jones said...

Fun for kids rooms or parties. So cute!

Elise said...

Holy Moly. I really like these.Thanks for the links.

Elise said...

Holy Moly. I really like these.Thanks for the links.

Ridgely's Radar said...

These are great!

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- Brittany said...

I had to chuckle because the paper cup pendant reminded me that my parents had one made of styrofoam that the DIYed in the 70's! Thanks for bringing back the memory. I really like the IKEA one that you bought.

-Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

Tori said...

Love the different textures and looks!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

This is excellent!! Don't know if I will ever do one of these but pinned it for the future in case!

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the ikea light you bought? I don't see it on their website.

Thanks!

Jessica Jones said...

I went with the Fillsta light.

randomcreative said...

What a fun collection of tutorials! Thanks for the round up.

Katie said...

I just used this super simple/cute tutorial from Martha Stewart on my paper lanterns this past weekend: http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2011/05/paper-lanterns.html

Jessica Jones said...

Cute! I've seen lots of tissue-paper lantern ideas lately, and they're pretty.

Stacey said...

I do love the one you picked at IKEA. I saw it the other day and wished I owned our home and could install it. I'm dying of the lace one too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I love the colorful piece of art that's next to the first lamp shade. Do you know who made it by any chance ?

Jessica Jones said...

Anonymous, I don't know, but you could contact The 3 R's Blog and ask.

Allison Patrick said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shade! I'm totally honored.

For the person asking about that piece of artwork, its a Japanese print that has been in the family for many years (my grandparents actually purchased 3, one for each of their children.) I can try to look at the signature, but I think it might be in Japanese...

I love it too and its my favorite backdrop for photographing my lights, along with the Japanese basket on the left!

Thanks! Allison (the3Rsblog)

Jessica Jones said...

Allison, I'm in love with your shade. Great work!

The Needle Shop said...

Like Brittany's parents I made a styrofoam one when I was in junior high. My parents had this killer set of craft-y Time Life books - I need to track them down. I cherished my lamp for a long time.

Dress-geek said...

Well, the lanterns are really great. They remind me 70's inspired design which is cool.
Yet i prefer glamorous 40's style dresses and my 30's inspired red bob. And i do not know what to do to refuse this *))). Anyhow i do experiments with lanterns, umbrellas at home. Recently i painted a witch and bats on my umbrella and called it expecting halloween. As to lantern. Well 3 years ago i was presented japanese lantern from Tokyo in shape of Jack *))) It is cool i need to shoot it and post to picasa

Elsa said...

How timely! I just decided to install a pendant light in our bedroom and I do have tons of spare time on my hands... as well as the hardware but no shade.

Anonymous said...

I tried the doily lamp a few weeks ago and just couldn't get it to work. The wallpaper glue was too goopy so the doilies kept falling off.
Also, the balloon shrank overnight as it got colder, so it didn't hold it's shape. Too bad because I was really excited about it.

henzy said...

Very cool. Can't wait to try them when I have a bit more time on my hands

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Progress Lighting said...

Nice pendant lights. The cups interests me. It is really beautiful. It has a dimension and makes it more beautiful. Appealing.

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