5 Safe & Simple DIY Lighting Projects
There's always room for bright new accent lights in your home. The more creative the better. The cheaper the better. The safer the better. The last thing you want to do is get into the ceilings and walls playing around with dangerous wires. Luckily, there are several quick DIY projects that you can put together that are as safe to assemble as a wireless light switch, feature interesting designs, and use items that you probably already have sitting around the house. Find inspiration to light up your home with these five DIY lighting projects.
Light-Up Wine Bottle
Almost everyone has an old wine or liquor bottle lying around the house. All you need is a simple set of battery-operated string lights and some patience feeding the strings in through the top. Or if you don't mind assembling a couple tools, you can create a few long-lasting wine bottle light fixtures that plug into the wall. To do this DIY project properly, you'll at least need an empty wine bottle, a drill with a glass drill bit and an independent strand of string lights. Drilling the hole in the glass can be tricky if you've never done it before. Take a look at these instructions for details.
All you need for this DIY project is a container, a light source, and something to punch holes. An old paint can, soup can, or coffee can is perfect and lets you repurpose. For a light source, it's easy to use any kind of battery-powered or wireless LED light. That way you don't have to mess around with plugs and can just fix the light inside the container or can. Drills can make holes the quickest, but for simple cans you could also get by with a sturdy awl or the classic hammer and nail. The best part about this DIY project is you can create any pattern or outline, illuminate it and shine it on the wall.
Expert DIYers, craft enthusiasts, or anyone looking for something challenging to put together on a rainy day should consider this whimsical lighting project. It requires some specific materials, like a soldering gun and some solder LED lights (if you're using this Instructables step-by-step), but if you can pull it off you'll not only have a totally original accent light to feature anywhere in your home, you'll also have a fun fashion statement for those laid back spring or summer nights.
Mason Jar Lights
Mason jars are some of the most versatile items we can repurpose. From planters and vases for the garden or window sill to kitchen or bathroom organizers, there are a thousand reasons why throwing out Mason jars isn't the best idea. In addition to being useful in almost every room of the house, they can be repurposed in a number of decorative capacities, and some of the most creative ideas in this realm involve lighting them up. Use them in cool chandelier designs, as table lamps, bathroom fixtures or tiki torches. Need some inspiration for your Mason jar lights? Check out these suggestions at DIY Joy.
Night Lights For All
Kids aren't the only ones who sleep better with a little light at night. There are plenty of adults who prefer to leave a light on in order to get to sleep. Still, there seems to be a need for grown-up or creative night lights that everyone can enjoy without feeling like they're afraid of the dark. Whether you're interested in a glowing light made out of quartz, want to learn how to make a relaxing light-up pillow or are just looking for a DIY night light project that's completely original, scroll through this list at Viralnova for some inspiring ideas you can try out right now.