I have a horrible habit of knocking over my lamp on my nightstand. I am a huge reader, and read each night before I go to bed. I try to reach over to my lamp, knock it over in the process, then have to get out of bed anyway. While searching online I found lots of naked hanging light bulbs. I knew it would be super easy to create my own
DIY Hanging Light
Just like with my Dual Greeting Mat, I found myself being inspired by something from Anthropologie. I loved their fabric light cord and I knew I wanted to create something similar. Because really, I am not going to pay $38 for this either.
I found a white 12′ hanging light cord from amazon for less then $9 that I knew would meet my needs perfectly. Once I got it home I turned it on to see if the cord got hot when the light was turned on. Thankfully the cord didn’t get hot so I knew I could safely wrap yarn around it.
While at a thrift store I found a bag of yarn with a beautiful teal color and bought it for this project for under $3. Swoop!
It took me about an hour to wrap the yarn around the cord, up until the on-off switch, which was about 3ft from the end. Thankfully the way I am hanging the light, I didn’t need to cover more of the cord, because, really, that was a lot of work.
I tied the yarn into a knot at the end and it didn’t unravel or look weird.
I love the different textures of the yarn against the smooth white of the cord. It makes me happy and feels modern and clean.
Don’t you just love that copper bulb that I paired with the DIY hanging light? I also DIYed that and will be sharing the tutorial next Monday at All Things With Purpose.
What do you think about my DIY hanging light? Would it be something you would be interested in having in your home?
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by
on Monday for a link to HERE for my tutorial about the copper dipped light. You will love how easy it is, and will want to make one of your own.
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