Making lamps with stumps, doilies and Legos!
Plastic Bag Pendant
Plastic bags may be the bane of environmental-istas everywhere, but don't let that stop you from making this unique recycle pendant lamp. Just hoard the plastic bags you get when you forget your reusable T-shirt grocery bag at home until you have enough to make this upcycled lamp.
Head to The 3 R's Blog for the free plastic bag pendant lamp tutorial!
When was the last time you used balloons for a serious craft? This pendant light mixes them with paper mache for an elegant lace look.
Get the free string pendant lamp tutorial from Made By Girl!
Who hasn't wanted to stick it to their English teacher and take a drill to boring backs? Just be sure that you haven't actually gotten your hands on a signed first edition. Big mistake.
Head to HGTV to get the free stackbooks lamp tutorial!
Lava lamps – are they so nerdy that they're actually cool yet? Whether it's fashion or nostalgia that brings you back, consider making your own lava lamp as another simple craft for children.
Get the free lava lamp tutorial from Instructables!
No luck finding a written-out tutorial for crafting this lamp, but hey, it's Legos. Use your imagination!
Made from recycled spoons, this lamp captures a 1920s flapper chic that rivals more traditional chandeliers. I wonder if it comes in Spork....
Check out the plastic spoon chandelier from StudioVerissimo, or make your own plastic spoon chandelier with this free tutorial from The Chive!
A paper lantern isn't so uncommon, but a shaggy starburst pendant that bears a striking resemblance to the Abominable Snowman? Unexpected. Consider shading the tips of each paper wing for an added contrast.
Learn how to make this paper scrap starburst pendent from Design*Sponge!
"Stumped" by what to do? Just think of all the good (and not so good) puns you'll hear after featuring this unique light in your home. If gathering materials from your local forest, be sure to grab thoroughly dried wood that's free of creepy-crawlies — those guests never know when to leave.
Learn how to use wood to make your own light from Handmadeology!
This stacked teapot lamp demands center stage for its mismatched elegance. Use vintage finds or your own chipped cupboard castaways.
Make your own teapot lamp with this free tutorial from My Repurposed Life!
You could just pay the $998 price tag to own this wine barrel lantern. Or, try making it on your own? Totally your call. If wine barrels aren't handy, keep a lookout for unwanted apple crates or whiskey barrels.
Head to Remodelista to check out this unique wine barrel lantern.
Christmas lights get bored waiting for their once-a-year spotlight, so give them a summertime workout with this unique wine bottle lamp. After drilling a hole near the bottom (wear a face mask to avoid sucking up particle glass), simply stuff the bottle with the tiny twinkles. Use a row of these bottle lamps for a late summer centerpiece or even an all-year window display.
Learn how to make this wine bottle table lamp from Wit and Whistle!
Image credits from top: The 3 R's Blog, Made by Girl, HGTV, Sergio Mendes, Abbie Bocan, Studio Verissimo, Gabrielle Guy, Handmadeology, Gail Wilson, Fancesca Connolly, Amanda Wright