Upcycle Everyday Items Into Extraordinary Light Fixtures

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Like spring, these DIY projects are all about renewal and restoration. We love the idea of letting your imagination run wild and transforming old items into new lighting fixtures – truly a fun and stylish way to punch up décor.

A Bulb-Cage

Birds are singing because it's spring! Reflect their happiness inside your home by pairing a thrift store birdcage with a chandelier. Simple, elegant and downright adorable.
 
Image of a light fixture created by combining a crystal chandelier and wooden birdcage. Icons accompany the image with the following text: What you need: • Chandelier • Bird cage • GE LED candelabra

All Dressed Up

What to do with an old dress form? Turn it into the coolest lamp you've ever seen. But don't stop there. Dress it in a skirt and tank for everyday use or adorn it with a gown for special occasions.
 
Image of a light fixture created using a dress form. Icons accompany the image with the following text: What you need: • Lamp shade • Dress form • Electrical hardware • GE LED general purpose

Glass It Up

Here's a clever alternative to recycling glass jugs. Reuse them to create shiny, smooth table lamps.
 
Image of a bedroom with light fixtures created using a glass bottles. Icons accompany the image with the following text: What you need: • Lamp shade • Glass bottle • Electrical hardware • GE LED general purpose

Not Just for Canning

Mason jars serve so many purposes…for canning, displaying flowers, and even serving drinks. Why not repurpose several of them to make your own funky lighting fixture? Grandma would be proud of your resourcefulness.
 
Image of pendant lights created with mason jars. Icons accompany the image with the following text: What you need: • Mason jar • Electrical hardware • GE LED decorative

The World is Aglow

Kids will love this light-up globe fixture in their room. It's perfect as a reading lamp or nightlight, and it's a fun way to learn world geography.
 
Image of light fixture created with a globe of the world. Icons accompany the image with the following text: What you need: • Globe • Electrical hardware • GE LED general purpose