8 DIY Lighting Ideas To Make Creative Lamps From Old Items

by Vlen Feng
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8 DIY Lighting  Ideas To Make Creative Lamps From Old Items

There are a lot of really creative DIY ideas that deal with recycling of old products from the household, and in the same time, creating fascinating items and decorations for the home. 

The following lamps prove that you can make a unique DIY lamp by putting to good use old items that have been collecting dust in your attic or garage. Yes, some of you might call that... junk. But at the end of the day, even junk can be upcycled into a beautiful new lighting fixture. Let’s take a look at some ideas.

1. Transform the fan into a table lamp

transform old fan to table lamp


W Flea Market Lighting Fan Lamp with Edison Light Bulbs. This is certain to get many compliments when you show off your latest DIY project.

2. Transform old camera into a table lamp

1980s camera lamp

3. DIY Halloween Style Batman Lamp

batman lamp DIY

Use a card to cut out the shape of a bat and then hide the led light behind.

4. Change bicycle wheels to Ferris wheel

Change bicycle wheels to Ferris wheel

You only need a led strip lights and an old bicycle wheel.

 5. DIY Skateboard Lamp

skateboard DIY lamp

The best bulb to use is a 40w G18-1/2 lamp..I used a 15W A15. I had a couple threaded lamp rod adapter..so all I did was drill 1/2in holes in the board. Fitted the adapter in with glue and screw in the threaded lamp rod.

6. DIY Burlap Ruffle Lamp

Burlap Ruffle Lamp

Ruffles never go out of stlyle. You can ruffle up your lamp shade by using a colored cloth of your liking, preferably light in weight. Cut it into strips, then make a repeat folding pattern to form the ruffles. Lastly, cover the shade with the ruffles. This is a creative way to made a lamp shade.

7. Book lampshade

book lampshade DIY

It might not seem like a good idea to combine a book with a light bulb. But, when you think about it, the pages of the book could create a very beautiful effect, especially when the light is diffused and spread through them. The project is extremely simple. All you have to do is find a big book that you are willing to sacrifice and cut a rectangular part just like the picture shows. Then install the cord and hanrdware and attach it on the wall.

8. Bohemian Mobile Rustic Chandelier

Bohemian Rustic Chandelier

(Photo credit : Bannolighting)

Inspired by my love of all things natural and crystals, this Quartz crystal point bohemian chandelier is the perfect piece to light up your home, wedding venue, nursery or yoga studio. Created using all natural Quartz points, reclaimed naturally fallen wood and gold chain. The lights are battery powered which eliminates the need for a wall plug. There is also a built-in timer.


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