10 Totally Different DIY Pendant Lights


10 DIY Pendant Light Projects

I love a good ol’ craft project. Nothing makes me happier than spending a weekend afternoon with a project spread across the dining room table. In looking around for alternative lighting for the Dream house, I came across a number of amazing DIY pendant lights. From garbage cans to ice buckets, it seems like just about anything can become a light fixture!

DIY Trash Can Pendant Light

Trash Can Pendant Light from Domestically Speaking – Talk about trash to treasure! Maryann took a standard wicker garbage can and turned it into a stylish light fixture.

DIY Ice Bucket Pendant

On the Rocks from Makely Home – Perfect for the type who likes a tipple, an upcycled ice bucket is perfect above a bar.

Globe Pendant Light

Globe Light from Oregon Live – Turn the world upside down and put a bulb in it.


Tart Tin Lamp from Houzz – These little tins are easy to find at thrift stores and flea markets.

Industrial Whisk Pendant

Industrial Whisk Light from Brooklyn to West – Whip up some vintage fun with one of these industrial inspired lights.

DIY Concrete Pendant

Concrete Pendant Knock Off from HomeMade Modern – The original concrete lamp is spendy. The DIY version is labor intensive but affordable.


Brass Bowl Pendant from The Hunted Interior – Jump on the brass trend and add a little shine to your lighting.


Birch Bark Lamp from Ruffled – Bring a little nature inside with this bark pendant.

DIY Mason Jar Lamp

Mason Jar Pendant from A Beach Cottage – Canning jars bring country charm to pendant lighting.

DIY Paint Can Pendant

Paint Can Pendant from Shelterness – Adding a coat of leftover paint to those old paint cans can turn them into beautiful lighting.

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