Easy-DIY Cardboard Pendant Light
We have several unused kinds of stuff at home that can be recycled or repurposed, so we decided to get Easy-DIY on some cardboard boxes. All of us can find them laying around the house. As it turns out, cardboard makes a pretty sweet little pendant light.
Wanna know how? Follow the steps below to Do It Yourself!
First, gather your materials.
- Corrugated cardboard, 25″ wide and as tall as you’d like your light
- Spray paint
- Yard stick
- Box cutter
- Glue gun
- Pendant light cord
Step 1: Start by spray painting one side of the cardboard. Let it dry thoroughly and turn the cardboard painted side down.
Step 2: Mark the cardboard at 5-inch intervals lengthwise with the box cutter. On each mark, make a vertical cut with the box cutter so that the top side of the cardboard is cut but the bottom side remains intact.
Step 3: Lay the cardboard flat again and cut it into strips lengthwise by tracing along the yard stick with the box cutter.
Step 4: Once your strips are cut, hot glue the ends of each strip together (painted side in) so that you have pentagons. Then begin making a staggered stack with the pentagons and securing them in place with hot glue.
Step 5: Finally, cut a solid Pentagon out of cardboard for the top of the pendant. Cut a hole in the top just wide enough to fit the light socket snugly. Secure this to the top of the pendant with hot glue, and light it up!
Make way for this little guy in your house, and let it brighten the space for you. Well, for a suggestion it might brighten the corners in your living room or bedroom. The choice is yours!