21 DIY Lamps & Chandeliers You Can Create From Everyday Objects
There’s something really satisfying about creating a useful object with your own two hands, especially if you make it with recycled materials. If helping the environment and making crafty and creative items appeals to you, here are some excellent DIY ideas for light fixtures like desk lamps or chandeliers that will literally brighten your day.
DIY home improvement projects that also use recycled materials are becoming more and more popular with people all over the world because they give us a tangible, real way to make a small difference in our waste imprint as a species. Granted, not all of these ideas are truly recycling-oriented, but they can still save you a heck of a lot of money. If you’re good with your hands in any way, there’s probably a project or two here that you could try out at home.
There are tons of DIY light fixture projects out there to choose from if you’re interested – these are just some of our favorites. Light fixtures are a great way to get started with DIY projects because they are absolutely beautiful and make a very noticeable impact in your home – they’re highly visible and very beautiful, if they are compatible with your home decor. Once you make a beautiful chandelier out of leftover plastic bottles or spoons, using potential waste in other creative ways won’t seem so far-fetched.
The possibilities are endless!
1. DIY Recycled TetraBox LampDesigned by Ed Chew
2. Plastic Spoon LampDesigned by Yaroslav Olenev
3. Hanger LightsImage credits: Natalie Sampson
4. Gummy Bear Chandelier
These are acrylic gummy bears. Don’t use real ones or they might melt!Designed by Kevin Champeny