Don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on designer lighting? You can easily DIY them!
Don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on designer lighting? You can easily DIY them!

One of the best ways to update a space is to add lighting. A great idea would be to use lighting fixtures that can double as art pieces. However, designer lighting can get pretty expensive. But you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars so you can have a set of stylish lights. With a little know-how, time, and effort, you can easily make them on your own.

Here's a great way to upgrade a space...
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We were renovating our outdoor bar about a month ago. We wanted it to become an entertainment area when family and friends come over to visit. As work went on, we realized we needed to get new lights to complement with the mood of the space. We figured concrete pendant lights would be good but the price tag attached to a set stopped us.

Fortunately, we found a tutorial video on how to DIY concrete pendant lights. It was simple and easy to follow so my husband and I worked on a set of six lights. Today, they’re hanging in our outdoor bar and we love it!

Materials:

  • Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix
  • Plastic bottles
  • Pendant cord kit
  • Threaded tube and nuts
  • 3 ½” deck screw
  • Cooking spray
  • Screws
  • Light bulb

Tools:

  • Box cutter/knife
  • Drill with drill bits
  • Mixing bucket
  • Mixing spoon
  • Large can
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Power Sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Eye protection
  • Waterproof Gloves

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Light up a space using these concrete pendant lights! Watch this video to learn how to make them.