6 Easy DIY Lamps - Blossom

It doesn’t take a professional interior designer to tell you that the right lighting can dramatically transform a room. A little candlelight can set a romantic tone for an evening out at your favorite restaurant. Simple white drapes and colorful lights are go-to for event coordinators when they need to make a wedding venue feel intimate and upscale. Have you ever walked into a room and just felt immediately cozy and relaxed by the ambiance? Yup, that’s probably the lighting. Ever taken a photo and been amazed by a sudden youthful glow? You can thank good lighting for that too.

The problem is, fancy lighting can get expensive. The prices of the coveted Edison lightbulb are enough to burn anyone’s budget. Cute brass lanterns and geometric light fixtures are allllll the rage right now, but who can afford the perfect mid-century modern decor of their dreams on a millennial salary? We are all about being DIY smart and live for a good home decor hack. These brilliant and simple lighting tricks will help you transform a children’s play-room into a magical land of rainbows and mystical colors. Have you ever dreamed about being a Hollywood movie star? Well, we can show you how to make a bordered vanity that will make you feel just like Marilyn Monroe. Let us enlighten you (no pun intended) about a few fun ways to illuminate any environment.

Colorful Wall Projections

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  • clear light bulbs
  • sharpies (multi-colored)


  1. Color any design you want onto the clear light bulb.
  2. Screw in the light bulb to any lamp and project your drawings onto the wall!


Faux Metal Light Bulb Cage

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  • plastic straws
  • metallic finish spray paint (copper)
  • scissors
  • wire
  • hanging lightbulb


  1. Spray paint all of the plastic straws.
  2. Cut them into 5 small pieces, 16 medium pieces, and 5 large pieces.
  3. Thread the wire through each piece and follow along with video to recreate our design.


Vanity Mirror

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  • square plywood board (size of your choice)
  • power drill
  • spray paint for wood (we used white)
  • Christmas lights (small strand)
  • ping pong balls
  • industrial strength glue


  1. Measure out the width between each Christmas light bulb before you drill holes around the perimeter of the plywood board.
  2. Spray paint the board whatever color you’d like.
  3. Pop each individual Christmas light bulb into each drilled hole.
  4. Drill holes into as many ping pong balls as there are Christmas lights.
  5. Put the ping pong balls over the Christmas light bulbs.
  6. Squeeze some industrial strength glue in the middle of the board.
  7. Lay a mirror over the glue and let it set.


Coil Light

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  • coiled rubber tube
  • LED lights
  • zip ties


  1. Feed the strip of LED lights through the rubber tubing.
  2. Tie zip ties over the entire surface of the rubber tubing.


Hanger Chandelier

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  • 15 wire hangers
  • wire
  • hot glue gun
  • spray paint (color of your choice)


  1. Stack all of the hangers on top of each other.
  2. Wrap a wire around one of the bottom corners of the hangers and wrap some around the hook part of the hangers.
  3. Flip them upside down so the hook part is on the bottom and unfold all of the hangers.
  4. Add a lot of hot glue to the hook part and let it dry.
  5. Spray paint the chandelier any color you’d like.
  6. Use another piece of wire (spray painted the same color as the rest of the chandelier) to secure a hanging light bulb to the frame.


Candle Lanterns

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  • shallow tin can (ex: cat food, tuna, etc.)
  • power drill
  • super glue
  • wooden dowel
  • screw
  • spray paint (color of your choice)
  • glass candle holder
  • tea lights


  1. Drill a small hole into the bottom of the can.
  2. Squeeze some industrial glue on the bottom of the can. Keep it close to the hole you just drilled.
  3. Stick a tall wooden dowel onto the glue and let it dry.
  4. Insert a screw into the predrilled hole and drill the screw into the wooden dowel.
  5. Spray paint using the color of your choice.
  6. Place the glass candle holder with a tea light in it into the tin can.

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