Are you searching for new ways to transform you space? Do you need a new light fixture to push those nooks into a fashion-forward era? Or maybe you just need a quick refresher for the bedroom or breakfast bar? Whatever the case, pendant lights are a wonderful way to bring both function and fun into the home. Let’s take a peek at 15 DIY projects that are ready to ignite your home.
1. White Leather
You’ll need some white leather cuts to begin this unique project. Follow along at Brit + Co to figure out how these beauties can be made and installed in your home. We envision these designs inside your home office, craft room, or even near the vanity area of your bedroom.
2. Ice Bucket
Who knew that an ice bucket could be turned into something so useful? Well, the geniuses over at Makely Home sure did and they’ve decided to give us a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it happen inside our own homes. We love this for a farmhouse vision or kitchen area.
You’ll need quite a bit of string to get this one started too. We love projects that act not only with functional appeal but with a lot of unique style. And that’s what this one has. It almost looks like a piece of modern art! Check out the tutorial by visiting and watching this video at YouTube.
According to Martha Stewart, a brass accent bowl could be your best friend when it comes to lighting. If you’re looking for an industrial niche or something just as posh as the rest of your place, this budget-friendly DIY is right up your alley. Use it by the living room couch or in a reading nook.
House Beautiful took an old globe and turned it into the coolest pendant light around. We love how much personality this can add to any room. This about adding it to the kids’ playroom, bedroom, or your home office for a punch of pizzazz.
Those fabric scraps you have lying around the craft room could come in handy here. Over at Kaleidoscope Living you’ll learn how to truly design your very own pendant light. The finished product here is definitely on the more traditional side of interior design.
Atta Girl Says impressed us with this gorgeous geometric pendant light. We are loving how modern his piece is and versatile too. And it all came from a wire accent globe!
8. Cheese Grater
What’s really fun is when you use older pieces and turn them into something new. We saw that with the globe and brass bowl and Goodwill has an entire list of ideas! One of those possibilities comes in the form of a cheese grater! How unique!
View Along the Way has a stunning dodecahedron pendant light up for learning how to make. We love this blend of modern and farmhouse feels. And it was inspired by a Ralph Lauren design!
Baskets can easily turn into a pendant light as well. But we love this collage effort even more than a one-off design. Check out A Pair and a Spare to jazz up your guest bathroom or bedroom with one of these.
11. Ikea Piece
A dish from Ikea could be your best bet to a versatile pendant light. Just check out all the details behind this simple beauty by visiting the visionaries at A Beautiful Mess. You literally only need 5 things to create it.
If you’re searching for a particular industrial design, then check out these pendant lights. These rope and wire creations may be your best bet for transforming your kitchen or mudroom around. Follow the details at Blesser House.
Simple cone pendants are really easy to DIY at home as well. And you’ll probably save money by just whipping them up yourself versus buying them in the store. Grab the tutorial at Designing Vibes.
14. Wood Veneer
These wood veneer lights are perfect for those that love minimal styling. Curbly Will walk you through the process of creating and installing with ease.
15. Mixing Bowl
The Ugly Duckling House leaves us off with a truly creative idea. Your mixing bowls may be the perfect foundation for a new pendant light. Grab a glass one and innovate something contemporary and new!