7 Cool & Unique DIY Lamps

A home without lamps? Unheard of! But since finding the perfect store-bought light fixtures for your home can be a lot harder than it sounds, so why not just make them yourself? The following 7 homemade lamps are easy to make and will brighten up every room in your house.

1. Beach Ball Lamp

Presumably, very few of us find a bare light bulb hanging from the living room ceiling to be aesthetically pleasing. But say you can't get around to picking out a nice lampshade or the furniture stores have nothing that you like — then this homemade DIY lampshade is just what you need. And the best part is that since it's completely one-of-a-kind, you can be sure that no one else will have such unique home decorations! Learn more here.

2. Floor Lamp

Unfortunately designer furniture typically carries a hefty price tag. On the other hand, the cheaper stuff is so mass-produced that everyone has it. Because knowing that your sister, friend, coworker, and neighbor all have the exact same living room as you is never fun, follow these instructions to make your own personalized piece that will have everyone begging you for the name of your "interior designer." Learn more here.

3. Cloud Lamp

There are many beautiful lamps out there, but the catch is that you usually have to pay extortionate prices to get them. But it doesn't have to be that way! Instead, you can create this dreamy lamp with just some basic materials in a few simple steps. The result: a fairytale ambience in your very own home. Forget counting sheep, because now you can drift off to sleep under the atmospheric light of your new cloud lamp! Learn more here.

4. Hanging Glass Bottle Lamps

Unless you're really well organized, chances are you've had some bottles lying around that you have wanted to take to the recycling bin. And the longer they're there, the longer your weekend to-do list gets, the more bottles accumulate, and the more annoying recycling becomes. Well this just might be the solution for that little problem! Learn more here.

5. Floral Light Box

Emily Brontë once mused, "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." Well, the following DIY project takes plenty of inspiration from the English wordsmith's famous quote to bring an abundance of bliss to your very own living room. It's time to get collecting those leaves! As summer turns to fall and the days grow darker, this marvelous seasonal centerpiece is the perfect addition for brightening up any living room. Learn more here.

6. Horse Lamp

If your kids are all grown up, but you can't bear the thought of throwing out their favorite childhood toys, then today is your lucky day. There are so many great ways to repurpose your little ones' old playthings, starting with this beautiful decorative lamp that no one will ever believe was once a simple figurine. Learn more here.

7. Lighted Constellation Wall Art

"I own the stars because nobody before me ever thought of owning them." That's according to the title character of the classic children's book, "The Little Prince. " In the following DIY project, you can own the stars in a small way — and brush up on your home improvement skills — by taking inspiration from the heavens and hanging it on your wall. And any time the night sky is too cloudy to see the stars, you can just have a look at your wall instead! Learn more here.

From cloud lamps to starry skies to a bottle light — there are so many options to choose from, it's like your creative light bulb just lit up!


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