How to make a pendant lamp

Not sure how or what kind of lights to add to a room in your rental? Consider making your own pendant lamps from recycled materials from your closet and kitchen. This is a do-it-yourself lighting project on a budget that's perfect for renters and anyone needing to add light to a room. You'll see how easy it is to make customized pendant lamps that will add that extra touch of style to any room, no electrical wiring needed!

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  1. Sharita Smith

    I would like to know how you hanged your homemade pendant lamp. Can you please make a video showing how you did it. Please never stop making your videos because they helped me out a lot because I am always looking for DIY projects. Thanks again for your videos.

    • Isabelle

      The HEMMA IKEA lamp kit comes with 2 hooks so I used those hooks to hang the pendant lamp – you just have to use the appropriate anchors for the type of ceiling in your apartment. Hope this helps and thank you so much for watching!

  2. Mishy

    Thanks so much for this and the “making a drum shade” video tutorial. I found them just in time! In this video you had us cut 2 short pieces of wire 2.75 in long. Just before you started gluing the legs you brought the short pieces out but you never explained what should be done with them. Are they just used to make the remaining foil flaps (the ones the legs are not glued to) sturdy?
    Thanks again and I’m eagerly waiting for some new videos from you!

    • Isabelle

      You’re welcome and the answer to your question is yes! That’s exactly what the short pieces are for. Thanks so much for watching and yes, stay tuned, I’m working on some new episodes!

  3. anjula singh

    Hey isabelle this is anjula from india. N m big of your creativity. Can u give some idea how toh make thrse lampshade frame from waste material which we can easily found at home. Plzz upload some v ideos regarding to this

    • Isabelle

      Hi Anjula, I’ll see if I can come up with something and thanks for being a big fan!

  4. nader

    I liked your ideas ……
    Can we have more??!!

    I am decorating my house and your idea boost me to do more

    thax !!!!

    • Isabelle

      You’re welcome! It’s really nice to hear that my ideas are helpful 🙂

  5. Sharita Smith

    Hi Isabelle,
    I would like to know where did you buy your cord covers because I have been looking for cord covers for my wall just like yours and I haven’t been having any luck please help!!!!!


  6. Divya

    Hi Isabelle,
    I too had the same lighting problem and as I was a renter was wondering how to find a solution for this. Your idea was super good. Thanks a million. Looking forward for more videos.

  7. hi, isabelle
    my is marcelo i do like your being creativeness to do your engineering the space of your home, i’m working in an interior designing company it gives more from your idea to do it in my home. thank you fro sharing it.

  8. ibtxhis

    are you able to show us how you hung it up?
    I will be moving soon, and I wanted to know if you can help show me.
    I am not good with making things at all. And plus, I would like to know
    if I can use the pendant lamp kit for a chandelier. like a mini chandelier.
    Please let me know!!! Thanks!

    • Isabelle

      The HEMMA IKEA lamp kit comes with 2 hooks so I used those hooks to hang the pendant lamp (see attached pic) – you just have to use the appropriate anchors for the type of ceiling in your apartment. I think the the light kit could probably work for a mini-chandelier. Hope this helps – thanks for watching!

  9. Janice

    Thanks so much for this video this is really helpful i would like to make one using 12″ embroidery hoops.. do you recommend it? and if so, could you kindly give me the measurements as where to bend the wire please? thank you!

  10. Judy

    Hi! Thanks for making this video! It’s absolutely perfect for a project that I’ve seen in my head but had no idea how to carry out. I am in the process of purchasing the things I need that I do not already have and I realized that embroidery hoops have a metal piece where the pin connects to tighten it. This wouldn’t allow for a flat surface. What do you do to combat that? Or do you just use 2 hoops. I’m a little confused on this. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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