There’s something really satisfying about creating a useful object with your own two hands, especially if you make it with recycled materials. If helping the environment and making crafty and creative items appeals to you, here are some excellent DIY ideas for light fixtures like desk lamps or chandeliers that will literally brighten your day.
DIY home improvement projects that also use recycled materials are becoming more and more popular with people all over the world because they give us a tangible, real way to make a small difference in our waste imprint as a species. Granted, not all of these ideas are truly recycling-oriented, but they can still save you a heck of a lot of money. If you’re good with your hands in any way, there’s probably a project or two here that you could try out at home. And if not – check out our other DIY recycling post for more ideas! Only a few of the projects on this list require special or unusual tools.
There are tons of DIY light fixture projects out there to choose from if you’re interested – these are just some of our favorites. Light fixtures are a great way to get started with DIY projects because they are absolutely beautiful and make a very noticeable impact in your home – they’re highly visible and very beautiful, if they are compatible with your home decor. Once you make a beautiful chandelier out of leftover plastic bottles or spoons, using potential waste in other creative ways won’t seem so far-fetched.