7 Ideas for DIY Nursery Lamps

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    Recycled Lamp Ideas

    Love to DIY? Easy on the eyes and the budget, these clever, DIY nursery lamp ideas are guaranteed to brighten your day!

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    Beaded Cord Lamp

    This simple cord lamp from Design Sponge is strung with colorful wooden beads and capped with an elegant globe bulb, has a sweet, playful look reminiscent of a vintage toy. Don’t have room in your budget for a $150 light bulb on a string? Pick up an attractive pendant cord and create your own version using the chunky wooden beads available at most craft stores.  

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    Up-Cycled Bulb Lamp

    Turn old, blown, incandescent light bulbs into a work of art! These star-shaped pendant lamps, available as a DIY kit sold by Bulbs Unlimited, could easily be recreated using an inexpensive lamp kit and strong, heat-resistant glue. Choose a clear-drying brand suitable for use on glass and specially designed for high temperatures.

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    Globe Lamp

    You’ve got the world on a string—now turn it on.

    This matching set of bowl lamps from Rosebud's Cottage were created using an inexpensive globe, a crafting knife and a pair of hardware-store light kits. This is only one variation on this fun and easy DIY. Hang an entire globe, mount the southern hemisphere flush against the ceiling, or even create a table lamp. The possibilities are endless!

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    Bird Cage Lamp

    Captivated by Graham & Green’s beautiful “Bird Cage Chandelier” but a little less than enthusiastic about it's £600 price tag, Bethany of Dwellings by DeVore set out to make her own version using spare lamp parts and chicken wire. Her gorgeous recreation, shown above, cost less than $50!

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    Magic Hat Lamp

    It doesn’t take a magician to recreate this fun and whimsical ceiling lamp. Simply pick up an old top hat (or bowler) from a thrift store, or purchase a costume version online, and follow these simple instructions from Mr. Kate. Presto! Gorgeous new lamp without the £200 price tag!

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    Lace Pendent Lamp

    Create this fabulous lace lamp from Eco Owl for less than $5 using thrift-store doilies, a beach ball, and a little Mod Podge. Simply soak the doilies in a Mod Podge solution and arrange them on the beach ball, ensuring that the edges of each doily touch. Trim as needed. Once the lace dries and becomes stiff, deflate and remove the beach ball. Cut a small hole near the top, and insert your light kit.

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    Hemp Pendant Lamp

    It might be messy, but with a little patience and a lot of glue, you can create your own set of beautiful, hemp-wrapped, globe lamps, like the ones shown here from Crafty Nest, for as little as $50! Begin by wrapping layers of hemp string around a beach ball, saturating each strand with clear-drying craft glue as you wrap. (Remember to leave the bottom portion of the beach ball exposed and to create a small open area near the top where the light fixture will go.) After the glue dries, deflate and remove the beach ball. Finally, install a pendant light kit.