To DIY For
To DIY For
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DIY Whimsical Lamp by doodlecraft on Instructables
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DIY Lantern Upgrade
Materials:
Decorative Lantern (the ones I used were candle holders from Target, but I’ve seen similar models at Goodwill and rummage sales)
String Lights (length will depend on size of the lantern, but I used one 20’ string of white lights for each of the lanterns I made)
Power Tools: handheld drill and jigsaw (it’s not too much of an obstacle if you don’t have these…you’ll just have to find a creative way around it!)
Steps:
On the bottom face of the lantern, draw a circle slightly bigger than the outlet plug at the end of the string lights.
Drill a large hole on the perimeter of this circle, then cut along the rest of the border using a jigsaw (make sure the lantern in stationary and stable while doing this!)
Clean the lantern of metal shavings and dust (especially the glass). During this step you may want to cover the perimeter of the cut hole with electric tape or similar material to guard you from the sharp edges.
Fill the lantern with the string lights. Pull the end of the string lights (with the outlet plug) out of the hole you cut, along with sufficient length to reach an outlet.
Hang or place your lantern somewhere pretty! My favorite part is that I can move them around as needed, and in the complete dark they look like a lantern of captured fireflies!
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atavus:

Hardback book lamp
atavus:

Hardback book lamp
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le-vague-des-passions:

(via String Lights In The Bedroom | Apartment Therapy)
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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps with Energy Saving LEDs on inhabitat
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design-waffle:

Something for our inner child: Capsule lamp by Hong Kong-based Design Systems 
design-waffle:

Something for our inner child: Capsule lamp by Hong Kong-based Design Systems 
design-waffle:

Something for our inner child: Capsule lamp by Hong Kong-based Design Systems 
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muchbtr:

Lighting design company, Estiluz, have crafted this wonderful balloon shaped lighting fixture. Fanciful, these fixtures appear so “light” they just might float out of the room. (Just kidding, they’re a bunch of spherical glass lamps; you’ve got nothing to fear.)
muchbtr:

Lighting design company, Estiluz, have crafted this wonderful balloon shaped lighting fixture. Fanciful, these fixtures appear so “light” they just might float out of the room. (Just kidding, they’re a bunch of spherical glass lamps; you’ve got nothing to fear.)
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Teapot Lamps by designer Tommaso Guerra
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diy-design:

(via Wooster Top Hat Pendant Lighting by Innermost | Hi Consumption)
I saw this idea a long time ago and am very glad I’ve stumbled upon it once more.