As much as I love a good (a.k.a. pretty) lamp that looks like it's made for my home, I can't bring myself to throw down the plastic to buy it - you know, for fear of the heartburn I'll inevitably get when the bill comes in. Whether you give your current lamps a facelift or create one out of expected materials, there are plenty of DIY lamps that can spice up your life sans scary pricetag.
Here are just some of the ah-mazing DIY lamps and lamp makeovers to choose from:
1. Wastebasket turned pendant light
Wastebasket plus scrap fabric shade equals genius. Get the full tutorial here.
2. Ping pong ball string of lights
Image: Brit + Co
3. Yarn lantern
Perfect for if your knitting skills leave a lot to be desired. Get the full tutorial here.
Image: The Inspired Room
4. Bottle lamp
Simply chic. Get the full tutorial here.
5. Paint chip lampshade
6. Tree branch chandelier
Speechless? Yeah, me too. Get the full tutorial here.
Image: Pretty Handy Girl
7. Song lyric lamp
Wear your heart on your... lamp. Get the full tutorial here.
8. Pipe lamp
An Anthropologie-inspired lamp at a fraction of the cost. Get the full tutorial here.
9. Japanese lamp
This one's made from paper and chopsticks and looks like a million! Get the full tutorial here.
10. Mason jar fixtures
Make these incredible lights using mason jars and rope. Get the full tutorial here.
Which lamp makeovers do you love the most?
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