21 DIY Lamps & Chandeliers You Can Create From Everyday Objects

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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 Lamp

DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp

DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp 1

DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp 2

DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp 3

DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp 4

Designed by Ed Chew

2. Plastic Spoon Lamp

Plastic Spoon Lamp

Plastic Spoon Lamp 1

Plastic Spoon Lamp 2

Designed by Yaroslav Olenev

3. Hanger Lights

Hanger Lights

Hanger Lights 1

Hanger Lights 2

Image credits: Natalie Sampson

4. Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier 1

These are acrylic gummy bears. Don’t use real ones or they might melt!

Designed by Kevin Champeny 

5. Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest

Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest

Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest 1

Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest 2

Designed by Thyra Hilden & Pio Diaz

6. Drum Chandelier

Drum Chandelier

Drum Chandelier 1

Designed by ludwigmetals

7. Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier

Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier

Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier 1

Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier 2

Designed by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock

8. Carved African Gourd (Calabash) Lamps

Carved African Gourd

Carved African Gourd 1

Carved African Gourd 2

Carved African Gourd 3

Carved African Gourd 4

Designed by Calabarte

9. Hat Lamps

Hat Lamps

Designed by Jeeves & Wooster

10. Paper Orb Lights

Paper Orb Lights

Paper Orb Lights 1

Image credits: designsponge.com

11. Grater Lights

Grater Lights

Image credits: recyclart.org

12. Doily Lamp

Doily Lamp

Doily Lamp 1

Designed by Isabelle Mcallister

13. Silverware Lights

Silverware Lights

Designed by Francois Legault

14. Cloud Night Lights

Cloud Night Lights

Cloud Night Lights 1

Designed by sheharzad

15. Globe Lights

Globe Lights

Designed by Benoît Vieubled

16. Cup Lights

Cup Lights

Designed by Gregory Bonasera

17. DIY Yarn Lampshade

DIY Yarn Lampshade

Image credits: unknown

18. Pop Top Lampshade

Pop Top Lampshade

Pop Top Lampshade 1

Image credits: makezine.com

19. Paper Starburst Pendant Light

Paper Starburst Pendant Light

Paper Starburst Pendant Light 1

Image credits: Gabrielle Guy | the3rsblog.wordpress.com

20. Wine Bottle Lights

Wine Bottle Lights

Designed by Chris Weylandt

21. Plastic Bottle Chandelier

Plastic Bottle Chandelier

Plastic Bottle Chandelier 1

Plastic Bottle Chandelier 2

Image credits: blogilates.com | michellebrand.co.uk

Paper Starburst Pendant Light 1