If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind chandelier to hang in your hallway, or over the dining table, consider these creative DIY designs made from recycled materials such as glass baby food jars or plastic laundry scoops.
RaisingSpaces.com had some interesting Upcycled Pendant Lamps to share for Earth Day, including instructions to make this Scooped Pendant Lamp (shown at right). Did you guess that it is made from recycled laundry scoops?
The Flare Pendant Light, (pictured at left), is a tassel-styled cluster lamp made from recycled glass bud vases. Thrift stores usually have tons of these glass vases on display for very reasonable prices.
This piece is called FLARE, and is part of the VESSEL lighting series at RaisingSpaces, a variant made using trumpet-shaped clear glass bud vases arranged in a bouquet. How-to’s are provided if you’d like to make a similar DIY chandelier.
Although glass baby-food jars have been partly replaced by plastic containers these days, you’ll probably find a sizeable stash somewhere near the bud vases in the thrift store. If so, consider making this Baby Food Jar Candle Chandelier from Natural Home.
You’ll need lots of baby food jars and tea lights, plus some barrel hoops, a length of rusty chain and a few other bits and pieces; a complete materials and tools list is included on the page, as well as detailed directions to make your own.
If you happen to have one or two wire planters hanging around, recycle them into an Outdoor Pendant Lamp like this one (at right), perfect for al fresco dining on the patio.
Finally, check out How to Make a Teacup Chandelier which, as you might expect from the name, is a cluster chandelier made from a teapot, tea cups and saucers.