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Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Projects

By: Liz Gray
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Hula Hoop Chandelier

If you have two hours and $20, designer Emily Henderson has just the lighting project for you: A chandelier made from basic plastic hula-hoops. "I love this chandelier's graphic, modern look. It's large-scale but not visually heavy, and it couldn't be easier to make," she says.

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Create Your Own Modern Copper Pendant Light

A simple material from the plumbing section of the hardware store — copper piping — is transformed into a modern light fixture with just a few simple tools. Get the how-to over on Design Happens.

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Make a Stacked-Books Table Lamp

Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.

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Photo: Zach Desart. From: HGTV Magazine.

Turn a Beaker Into a Kitschy Lamp

Transform basic science lab supplies into a one-of-a-kind lamp with this how-to from HGTV Magazine.

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