20 DIY Light Fixtures

What do tin cans, ping pong balls, and paint stir sticks have in common? They can all be light fixtures, duh! With a little DIY love you can turn everyday objects into lovely lights. See for yourself…

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1. Mason jars

2. Globes

3. Dodecahedron

4. Toys

5. Ping pong balls

6. Planters

7. Tin can

8. Paint stir sticks

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9. Brass sheets

10. Colander

11. Flower vase

12. Strand of Christmas lights

13. Clam basket

14. Trash can

15. Wire basket

16. Bowls

17. Plastic cups

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18. Drum

19. Old lamp shade + balsa wood

20. Cardboard + string lights

Which light do you like best? What else could you turn into a light? I’d love to hear…


  1. I turned an old light fixture and toilet paper rolls into a cute light before. I know it sounds weird, but it ended up being pretty cool! I love all of these ideas– thanks for sharing them! :)


    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  2. Love C.R.A.F.T.! New follower on Twitter & Bloglovin’– looking forward to reading more & trying out some projects!
    -Leia @ Latitude Adjustment

  3. Hey Jamie, all of the lights are awesome, but I LOVE the one from brass sheets! It reminds me of one by Murray Feiss that I just love – but I know the price on this one is way better! The bowls are pretty fabulous too! Thanks for sharing these and have a great week!

  4. Jill Wilhelm says:

    I love all of those! I recently made a new light fixture for my kitchen using a large vase! I’d love for you to check it out!


  5. Dodecahedron is totally blowing you a kiss of thanks right now. :)

  6. That globe one is so clever, would be really cute in a kids room!

  7. Hey, thanks for featuring my paint stick pendant. I’ve been looking around your site. It’s a must read!

  8. Wow…you can make a lamp or light fixture out of just about anything, cant you? Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wowzers….so many options now…these are great Jamie!

  10. Love this round-up!

  11. I LOVE THESE. Especially the letter A and the stir stick light. I think I’ve seen the stir stick one done with the exterior in a uniform stain but the inside of each stick painted in bright colors, and that was neat, too.

    I don’t know how I found you (I left this tab open over the weekend and I think I was googling to make sure I hadn’t unknowingly duplicated anyone else’s work when I made this chandelier shade: http://knucklesalad.com/illumination-challenge/) but now that I have found you I am going to keep you because your blog is amaaaazing.

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