You can create many useful things with the things lying around in your home. Repurposing these objects into a beautiful décor item not only lengthens their life, but you also save them from ending up in landfills. Recycled material DIY projects have become very popular as people have learned how to reuse items which can no longer be used for their original purpose. You would be helping the environment and saving some money as well, when you make these really nice pendant lights from things like can tabs, which you might have thought have absolutely no use at all. So here are a few ideas for you to get started on your pendant light project:
Diagonal pendant made using can tabs
You can use the tabs from soda cans or any other beverage you want. The tabs can then be stuck to an empty metal or paper container or lamp shade. The diagonally stuck pendants create a really shiny and cool look, and once you light the pendant, be prepared to be stunned by the pendant glitter. A unique idea which is quite easy to execute as well.
This pendant light looks really nice and is probably one of the simplest DIY projects we have seen. All you need is a potted plant with an extending branch, or you just put a dried branch in a pot, and hang a few foto lights from the branch. This light is just right for the holiday season. You can paint the branch white, and hang your own handcrafted pendant lights from it too.
Pendant light using tin cans
If you’ve been wondering what to do with the tin cans in your attic taking up valuable space, this is the perfect solution for that. Repurpose the tins into beautiful drum pendants using just paint, wire, plugs etc. It’s a good way to use up any leftover paint too. Paint the tin cans when they are dry, and attach the electric paraphernalia to get the most delightful pendant lights.
An old globe can be converted into a delightful pendant fit for the study. Cut an old globe in half and attach a cord kit and that’s it – your globe light can shed a lot of light for you to study by.
Metal sheet pendant
Convert the metal sheets you use to cover the radiator vents into a pretty pendant. You can get these sheets easily from a hardware store too, if you don’t have any at home. You have to cut out a design in the sheet and fix washers, screws and lighting kit to get the light ready. Intricate patterns look elegant and beautiful.
Fan pendant retro style
If you have the metal covering of any old fan, you can use it to make a unique, retro style light for your home. It suits any décor, especially rustic, contemporary and industrial styles. And all you have to do is paint it in a color which matches your theme.
Introduce an element of industrial style décor with this simple DIY utensil holder pendant. Spray paint the holder in a copper or silver color to make it even more chic. Then use a simple cord kit and pass the wire through the base. Turn it upside down, and your fantastic little pendant is sure to get loads of praise. What’s more, you can change the lamp’s color according to the season, or when you get tired of the color!
Mason jar style
The ubiquitous mason jar has so many uses that it’s hard to keep track. Now, you can transform your empty mason jars into amazing pendant lights. Just make a hole in the lid to pass the wire through. Use an eco friendly LED light and your mason jar light is ready for use.
Hemp string lamp
Get hold of an old plastic ball and apply some glue all over it. Wrap some hemp string all over the light to give you a wonderful, natural looking light.
Tin cans, can tabs, globes, mason jars and so on, have been used to create beautiful pendant lights. With these as inspiration, you can make pendant lights out of any old thing you have no use for anymore.