Killer DIY Lighting Projects To Add Fire To Your Life!!!

Apr 23, 2012 | Home Style

Once Wed's painted votives.

Light creates magic in a house.  If you have great lighting that is customized, you have a greater sense of magic at home.  The beautiful thing about do-it-yourself lighting is that it provides an opportunity to customize your home’s sparkle.  Here are a few DIY lighting projects that I found all around the Internet that are clever, attractive and very effective at adding fire and effervescence to your home…!

Once Wed's painted votives.

Once Wed's painted votives.

These little glass votives have gotten a high-style makeover with a little swirled, dripped, brushed and splattered watery paint from Once Wed.  A big package of super-chep generic glass candleholders meet instant glamour in THIS DIY project.


If you can operate a drill you can effectually make yourself wine bottle twinkle lanterns using THESE guidelines at Shelterness.  If you aren’t handy with a drill but want to make a big grip of these for a fabulous party or your mantlepiece or patio (gorgeous on a patio!) gather your bottle together and call a local hardware store to see if you can hire someone to drill for you.  I wouldn’t want anyone non-expert to be drilling glass, after all!

Apartment Therapy's awesome DIY inspiration.

The above felt-adorned lamps are accomplished with a little good old-fashioned hot glue and some imagination at Apartment Therapy.  They have a great roundup of this and other great lighting projects that are fabulous for up cycling your own blah lamps and lighting fixtures right HERE.

dornob's DIY Solar Lamp = awesome!

If you dare to go solar and trip the light fantastic at night on your deck, patio or windowsill, THESE solar ideas from dornob will knock you out!

Crafty Nest's hemp lantern is a project I fully believe you can make today!

While the above project is seen far and wide in different flavors and forms on the DIY blogs, I would be remiss to leave it out of this roundup because it is simple & effective goodness!  Turn help cord and some glue into an intricate weblike orb that is sturdy and enchanting using THESE instructions from Crafty Nest.

hand-painted paper lanterns are divine!!!

While I have been reading that the painted lantern trend is well established in the party-throwing circuit, I am going to say that hand-painted lanterns— a little watercolor or acrylic + a brush of two + your imagination— are totally ingenious.

If you have a have DIY lighting project, please send it my way!!! I love giving my clients options to work with what they have when feng shui’ing their homes since its much more personal and transformative.  And I am obsessed with them myself!  Have fun! xoxo Dana


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