Thursday, July 8, 2010

DIY Hanging Lamps

Lighting is a key component of every project in both interior and event design. It is an obvious staple for interiors, however people often forget about the significance of creative lighting for events, big and small. We try to use distinctive lighting pieces for all our projects. This includes dinner parties, birthdays, showers, weddings etc. For example, take a look at the chandelier we used as the focal point for a brightly colored baby shower. We also just decided on 3 large, elegant chandeliers to hang in trees for an outdoor wedding at an equestrian center in May. However, it doesn't need to cost a lot of money to add a unique piece to light up a project. Below are some of our favorite "Do It Yourself" hanging lamp concepts. Get creative with materials and colors. Challenge yourself to use creative lighting at your next event or just to finish off a room. You can find the base for most of these projects (a ceiling cord) at Ikea for only $3.99.

*Our Favorite*
An Ostrich Egg Lamp
From the Ready Made magazine and website

Click here
for instructions

I have seen the eggs sold at a few different Ostrich farms in California. You can find them online as well. How cute would this look in a nursery or child's bedroom?

A Chandelier Upgrade

From -Instructions

I have seen people practically giving away this style of brass chandelier at garage sales.

Hanging Mason Jar Lamp
From Design Sponge- Instructions

This would look great to hang for an outdoor dinner party or just to light up a patio.

An Outdoor Planter Lamp

Also from Design Sponge- Instructions

This is incredibly cheap and clever. You could paint this a bright color and really make it pop.

We would love to hear from anyone who has made a DIY hanging lamp in the past!



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