But what do you do if your landlord doesn't want you to alter his property at all or if you don't want to leave them when you move? You can still make these amazing fixtures.
Instead of wiring them for electricity, you can use candles. Another way to make them more portable would be to hang them from your ceiling with plant hooks and add an actual plug in type cord to the fixture so you can hang your fixture and then plug it in rather than hardwire it.
Here are some great ideas for empty coffee cans, mason jars (or any pretty jars with a screw top) and empty paint cans!
This is actually SO easy! Go to Michael's (or your favorite hobby store) buy 4 lamp kits, drill holes in the lids and board, thread the lamp cords through the board, connect the wires and voila!! Instant mason jar lamp. However, it's the whole connect the wires thing that stumps me every time....so I took mine to a local lighting company and they did that for me. Still cheaper than purchasing them already made AND I had an extra bonus in that I was able to pick and choose the materials. Win-win. BTW they are using rods normally intended to drop a ceiling fan.
Yet another use for those pallets I mentioned in an earlier post! This one I know I can do because there's no electrical involved!
What a great light! I may just have to make a visit to my friendly electrician when I get this assembled! Notice the first one is made utilizing a wire basket!
This would look awesome over my sink!
Nothing beats the playful light of a punched tin shade!
These paint can lights are great for an industrial look!
These crafty ideas are super easy. Pick your materials, put them together and then (in the case of people like me, who are electrically challenged) head down to your local lighting or electrical company and get them to wire it up for you! Done!
Enjoy your space!