20 Chandeliers & DIY Lamps 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.  Only a few of the projects on this list require special or unusual tools.

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!

01 | DIY Recycled TetraBox Lamp

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diy-lamp-ideas-5Designed by Ed Chew

02 | Plastic Spoon Lamp

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-3Designed by Yaroslav Olenev

03 | Hanger Lights

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-6Image credits: Natalie Sampson

04 | Gummy Bear Chandelier

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-8Designed by Kevin Champeny (NOTE: These are acrylic gummy bears. Don’t use real ones or they might melt!)

05 | Chandeliers That Turn A Room Into A Forest

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diy-lamp-ideas-8Designed by Thyra Hilden & Pio Diaz

06 | Drum Chandelier

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-10Designed by ludwigmetals

07 | Old Bike Parts Turned Into A Chandelier

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-13Designed by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock

08 | Carved African Gourd (Calabash) Lamps

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-18Designed by Jeeves & Wooster

09 | Paper Orb Lights

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10 | Grater Lights

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11 |  Doily Lamp

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-23Designed by Isabelle Mcallister

12 | Silverware Lights

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13 |  Cloud Night Lights

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-26Designed by sheharzad

14 | Globe Lights

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15 | Cup Lights

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16 |  DIY Yarn Lampshade

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17 | Pop Top Lampshade

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18 |  Paper Starburst Pendant Light

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creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-31Image credits: Gabrielle Guy | the3rsblog.wordpress.com

19 | Wine Bottle Lights

creative-diy-lamps-chandeliers-32Designed by Chris Weylandt

20 | Plastic Bottle Chandelier

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Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Google)

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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