Why spend hundreds of dollars on sophisticated lights, when you can make much cooler ones for a fraction of that money? We are quite confident that after traversing our list of 33 Super Smart DIY Lighting Ideas, you will be inspired to work on an incredibly cool lighting idea. So, without further ado, let us begin with the amazing Rustic Whiskey Bottle Lamp DIY project.

1. Learn How to Build a Rustic Whiskey Bottle Lamp

Take a look at this incredibly cool Whiskey Bottle Lamp. Impressive, isn’t it? The best part of the project is that it is quite simple to create, and we believe you can build it even without any prior experience in DIY projects.

While the whiskey bottle looks quite sophisticated, it is actually a standard bottle which is filled with metallic copper decor sand. If you have a hard time gathering copper decor sand, then you can use small rocks, glass pebbles, or glitter instead.

If you are interested in building your very own Whiskey Bottle Lamp, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration.

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2. The Ultimate Décor for a Candle Light Dinner

If you want to take your Candle Light Dinner to the next level, then this is one way to do it. To get started with this project, you will require three candles and three wine bottles, which are preferably of different shapes and colors. This circular wooden stand you see in the illustration is optional, but we must say that it adds a touch of class to the entire décor. Finally, you will require a glass cutting tool to cut your wine bottles.

Once you manage to cut the wine bottles to your satisfaction, light up the candles and place your wine bottles over them. That’s it; you are done! This project will surely woo the special someone in your life. Just make sure that you put the same effort into cooking the dinner.

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3. The Amazing Sea Urchin Light

Do not worry all you environmentalists; this lamp is not made from a real sea urchin. It just looks like one. Now, that we have got the confusion out of the way, let us talk about this incredible project.

For this DIY idea, you will need a large LED Glow Ball, preferably one which can change colors. And, for the spines of the sea urchin, you will require a large quantity of cable ties. The more the merrier, we believe.

The detailed step-by-step instructions are mentioned in the link below the illustration. If you are interested in this project, then we suggest you click on it to learn more about this incredible project.

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4. The Magical Crystal Nightlight

Take a look at this incredible Crystal nightlight. It seems straight out of a fantasy realm, doesn’t it? However, we must say that it is not exactly a simple project and you need some prior experience with DIY projects to bring this idea to fruition.

While the execution of the project may not be as simple as the ones featured earlier on this list, all the materials required for this idea are easily available. If you want the detailed step-by-step instructions for creating this incredible magical crystal nightlight, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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5. A Work of Art – The Amazing Origami Light

Although the last project was not for everyone, we believe that anyone can execute this amazing idea, albeit with a little time and effort. Moreover, the material list for this project is surely one of the simplest featured on our list.

In fact, all you need is a thick sheet of paper (250 GSM), mount board, Styrofoam sheet, LED array or normal LED bulbs, double-sided tape, and a 9V battery. The rest of the items required for this project are already present in every home.

If you are interested in building your very own origami light, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration. In case the white paper triangles seem too mundane for your taste, you can always paint them up and add your unique artistic touch.

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6. Make Your Very Own Bat Signal!

Batman fans, we have something incredibly cool for you. Feast your eyes upon the amazing Bat Signal. The best part of this project is that it is incredibly simple to create, and you can even have a lot of fun building this with your kids. However, before you get your hopes too high, we must say that the Bat Signal fails to call upon the Silent Guardian. Believe us, we tried!

Jokes aside, the materials required for this product are also easy to acquire, and all you need is an empty can of Pringles, black paint, an LED light bulb, tape, foam, and a hot glue gun. That’s it; you are now ready to get started with creating your very own Bat Signal.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then we suggest you click the link mentioned below the image. The DIY Bat Signal is an amazing idea, especially if you are planning on dressing up as Batman for Halloween.

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7. Stunning Ceiling Light Made from Reclaimed Wood

Take a look at this charming ceiling light made from reclaimed wood. Stunning, isn’t it? What is even more impressive is the fact that you do not need to invest in anything to create this amazing DIY light. However, this project only makes sense for those who have woodworking tools lying around. Needless to say, you need some experience with those tools as well.

If this DIY project is right up your alley, then we suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration. Although this light looks amazing as is, you can take it a step further by polishing the reclaimed wood using varnish.

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8. Understatedly Cool Plane Light – Perfect for a Modern Home

Here is another project for woodworking lovers. While the last DIY light project would look charming for a rustic home, this incredible Plane Light will feel right at home in any contemporary environment. In some ways, this is reminiscent of an ice-cream cake, wouldn’t you agree?

If you are interested in building this amazing Plane Light for your home, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration. P.S. It is incredibly detailed and an excruciatingly long article, so brace yourself for that.

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9. The Incredibly Cool Ceiling Skateboard Light – A Must for Skateboarding Enthusiasts

Take a look at this amazing ceiling Skateboard light. While this DIY project, may not appeal to everyone’s tastes, it will surely pique the interest of any skateboarding enthusiast. This is a surprisingly simple project to execute, and you can easily do it using a single tool – the power drill.

Needless to say, you will need to sacrifice a skateboard for this project. And since the bottom of the skateboard will be visible at all times, make sure you get one with minimum damage on that side.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration. We are confident that you will love this idea.

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10. A Project for Tech Geeks – The Amazing Fountain of Light

If you wanted to work on a cool and funky project, then you surely need to check out this amazing Fountain of Light. However, we must admit that this is not meant for everyone. In fact, you need to be a tech geek to be comfortable with executing this idea.

In case you believe that the Fountain of Light is something you can tackle with ease, then go right ahead and click on the link mentioned below the illustration. It will surely keep you enthused for a few days. If you manage to bring this idea to fruition, then do share it with us. We would love to hear from you.

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11. Simple but Elegant Softbox Light

Take a look at this amazing Softbox Light. It is almost hard to believe that this is a home-made project. Although this DIY idea looks quite sophisticated, we believe that you can execute it, albeit with a little time and effort.

To get started with this project, you will require a 26-inch road bike wheel + tire, white lycra material, cotton thread, LED light strip, among others. The detailed step-by-step instructions along with the full material list are mentioned in the link below the illustration, and we suggest you click on it if you are interested in this project.

Although this project is perfect as is, we believe that the use of an RGB LED strip will take it to the next level. There are many inexpensive options available in the market, and it will be a worthy investment over a standard white LED strip.

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12. Learn How to Make an Incredibly Cool Wireless Tea Light Chandelier

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a chandelier when you can make something much cooler for a lot less cash? This amazing tea light chandelier looks stunning in the dark, doesn’t it? However, we must admit that this is not a simple project by any means and you need to be accustomed to using tools like routers, hand drills, and circle cutting bits.

If you are already comfortable with the tools mentioned above, then this project will be a piece of cake. Moreover, the materials required for this project are easily available and inexpensive as well.

The best part of this project is that it will be completely devoid of electrical lines. Whether you use LED tea light candles or actual candles, you do not have to connect any complicated wires. Moreover, you can save on your electrical bills by using this solution to light up your living room.

If you want to learn more about this project, then we suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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13. Yet Another Hanging Skateboard Light for Skateboard Lovers

Skateboard lovers, we have yet another amazing Hanging Skateboard Light project for you. And yes, unlike the last project, this one requires fewer tools.

To get started with this project, you will require a skateboard, two-way light bulb sockets, LED light bulbs, a hand drill, wiring, cable clips, chocolate block connector, screws, and a screwdriver. Most of these items will already be present in your home, and if not, they are readily available.

The detailed step-by-step instructions for this incredible DIY project is mentioned in the link below the illustration. And, if you are interested in bringing this idea to fruition, then we suggest you visit the link. We are quite sure that you will love this idea.

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14. The Incredibly Hip Light Chest – Perfect for Your Nightstand

Feast your eyes upon this incredible light chest. It looks straight out of a fantasy game, doesn’t it? However, we must say that building this amazing wooden chest from scratch is by no means an easy feat and it will surely require some woodworking experience to get started with this project.

Although the lighting used in this project may seem quite complicated, you may add your own twist to make things more convenient. If you are interested in bringing this idea to fruition, then we suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration. You will find the detailed step-by-step instructions along with the full material list over there.

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15. The Understatedly Cool Shard Light

This amazing shard light was made in collaboration with famous YouTuber DIY Perks and instructables. The best part of this project is that it is quite simple to create, and you can do it without any prior DIY experience. Moreover, all the materials required for this idea are readily available for purchase, and that just makes it even more convenient.

If you are interested in creating this project, then follow the link mentioned below the illustration. Although this Shard Light looks quite incredible, we believe you can take it a step further by etching some cool design patterns on the plexiglass. That will make it truly unique.

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16. Spice Up Your Christmas Lighting with This Amazing Light Ball

Feast your eyes upon this amazing Light Ball. Impressive, isn’t it? We believe that this project will be perfect for your Christmas décor!

Although the Light Ball may look quite sophisticated, it is actually incredibly simple to create. Moreover, this is one of the most inexpensive projects featured on this list. In fact, all you require are some transparent plastic cups, drill, LED lights, stapler, and a string. That’s it!

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then we suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration. This is a fantastic project that everyone can create, and you should definitely give it a try.

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17. Create A Rustic Themed Chandelier with Mason Jars

If you loved projects made with recycled items, then you surely need to check out this product. The chain, mason jars, the vintage light bulbs, and the saw blade, somehow seem like they were meant to be together. It really is a cohesive design.

However, we must say that you need to be careful while drilling holes into the saw blade. In case, you are not comfortable with it; then you can use a circular piece of wood instead. If you can get past that hurdle, then this project is fairly simple, and we believe that you will be done with it in a few hours.

The detailed step-by-step instructions along with the material list are mentioned in the link below the illustration. We are quite confident that you this project will be well worth your time, and you should surely visit the website.

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18. Learn How to Make This Surreal Bio-plastic Light

Would you believe us if we said that the non-electrical part of this project was made entirely from cornstarch, gelatin, vinegar, and water? We know, it is incredibly hard to digest what we just said, but it is the truth nonetheless. Although this part looks quite sophisticated, it is actually quite simple to execute.

However, we cannot say the same about the electronics used for this project. And, if you are someone who shies away from coding and electronics, then the Bio-plastic light might not be for you. On the flip side, if you love messing around with Arduino controllers, then you will feel right at home working on this idea.

If you feel you can take on this project, then go right ahead and click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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19. Learn How to Create This Rainbow Pinecone Light Using Spoons

While the last project featured on our list by contacting for everyone, this one surely is. In fact, it is incredibly simple to create you can do it even without any prior DIY experience. Moreover, the materials used for this idea are not only readily available, but also inexpensive.

To get started with this project, you will require an LED light bulb (preferably one which is RGB), 2-Liter Bottle with Lid, multiple plastic spoons (at least 100), light socket, and a string of feathers, which is optional. In addition to that, you will require some everyday tools like hammer, center punch, scissors, screwdriver, and a hot glue gun. Although the item list is big, you will mostly have all these materials in your home.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then we suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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20. The Simple but Elegant Pipe Chandelier Light

Take a look at this simple yet elegant pipe chandelier light. Beautiful, isn’t it? The best part of DIY chandelier light is that it is incredibly simple to create. In fact, the hardest part is gathering all the supplies.

To get started with this project, you will require 3 – 0.5-inch Black Pipe “T” fittings, 2 – 0.5-inch Black Pipe Nipples (18-inch long), 1 – 0.5-inch Black Pipe Nipple (10-inch long), and 2 – 0.5-inch Black Pipe Reducer Fittings. Moreover, you will also need 2 Light Fixtures of your Choice, and, an Outdoor Circular Metal Light Cover with 3 holes (0.5-inch). All the items mentioned here are easily available, and you should not have a problem purchasing them.

If you are interested in building this pipe chandelier light, then follow the link mentioned below the illustration.

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21. Incredibly Cool Dodecahedron Light Fixture

This incredible Dodecahedron Light Fixture is truly a sight for sore eyes, wouldn’t you agree? Moreover, it is hard to believe that this is a DIY project. In fact, Dodecahedron Light Fixture such as this one can easily sell for north of $500. However, with some woodworking experience coupled with a few woodworking tools, you can bring this amazing light fixture to fruition for less. A lot less.

The creator of this project has gone to great lengths to make this complicated woodwork of architecture as simple as possible. So, suggest you click on the link mentioned below the illustration to learn more about this DIY idea. We bet you will love it.

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22. The Soothing Garden Globe Solar Light

If you are tired of complicated projects which are tedious and require a lot of expertise, then you should definitely check out this DIY Garden Globe Solar Light. Moreover, the materials required for this project are readily available, and you can purchase most of the items in the second-hand market.

To get started with this project, you will require a plain wire, a can of metal spray paint, 2 hanging baskets, curtain rod, washers, and Solar String Lights. If you want the detailed step-by-step instructions for creating this magnificent Garden Globe Solar Light, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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23. The Amazing LED Light Tube – Perfect Choice for a Night Light

Here’s yet another simple project which you can create without any prior DIY experience. While the LED Light Tubes may not illuminate your room, they do create a soothing ambiance.

For this DIY idea, you will require LEDs, coin cell batteries, tape, mason jar lid, acetate, paper, and a glue gun. The building process is as easy as it gets, and you can finish this project within an hour.

If you are interested in checking out the detailed step-by-step instructions for the LED Light Tubes, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration. Although this idea looks magnificent as is, we believe you can take it a step further with an RGB LED light. With that simple modification, you will be able to change the ambiance whenever you want.

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24. The Breathtaking Dancing LED Night Light

A picture will not do any justice to this incredible LED Night Light project. You surely need to watch this video, before we proceed any further.

Now that you have finished watching the short video clip, we bet you are as excited as we were when we first experienced this amazing LED Night Light.

Needless to say, this is one of the more complicated projects on our list, and if you do not have any prior DIY experience, you should try out one of the simpler projects featured here. Having said that, we must say that the creator has explained this project in great detail and you should not come across any hurdles while attempting to bring this idea to fruition.

If you want to try out this amazing project, then follow the link mentioned below the image.

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25. The Incredible Kusudama Night Light by Ezycraft

Although the Kusudama Night Light may look like an incredibly sophisticated DIY project, it is deceptively simple. And, the best part is that you can create it without any prior DIY experience. Moreover, the materials required for this idea are not only easy on the wallet, but they are also readily available.

If you are itching to learn the detailed step-by-step instructions for creating this surreal Kusudama Night Light, then follow the link mentioned below the illustration. It is definitely worth checking out.

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26. The Brilliant Pilea Pendant Lamp by Ezycraft

If you loved the last project from EzyCraft, then you surely need to check out this amazing DIY Pilea Lamp. This is yet another project which will test your prowess in arts and craft. In other words, you do not require any complicated woodworking tools or hand drills to bring this idea to fruition.

To get started with this project, you will require a foam board (4 – 5 mm thick), sketch/watercolor paper (210 GSM), and bamboo skewers (25 cm long). In addition to that, you will require an X-Acto knife, craft knife, double-sided tape, ruler, super glue gel, pen (ink and ballpoint), and last but not least, PVA glue.

If you want to check out the detailed step-by-step instructions for this project, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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27. The Amazing Swirl Pendant Lamp by EzyCraft

We just can’t seem to get enough of EzyCraft’s amazing DIY Light projects, and we are sure that you feel the same way. So, here is yet another magnificent DIY Light made by the master himself.

It is almost hard to believe that this amazing Swirl Pendant Lamp is made entirely of paper. In fact, you only require an A3 sketch/illustration pad (250 GSM), craft knife, super glue gel, glue gun, measuring tape, pencil, and ruler.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then follow the link mentioned below the illustration. EzyCraft has put up an amazing video tutorial so that you can bring this project to fruition in a matter of hours.

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28. Learn How to Make a Glowing Black Light Night Light

If you are looking for the easiest project on this list, then this is it. It is almost impossible to believe that this impressive Glowing Black Light Night Light can be made in a matter of minutes. Moreover, you can do it with minimum effort. This is surely the ultimate DIY project for lazy people.

To get started with this project, you will require a black light, highlighter, a jar of clear water and a cutting tool. That’s all!

The instructions for this project are mentioned in the link below the illustration. So, we suggest you click on it if you are interested in bringing this cool idea to fruition.

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29. Beautiful Tea Light Lanterns – A DIY Project for Everyone

Take a look at these amazing Tea Light Lanterns. Beautiful, aren’t they? While this DIY project may not be as simple as the last one, we believe that anyone can create these wonderful lanterns.

For this DIY Tea Light Lantern project, you will require an A4 sheet of translucent paper, a pair of scissors, printer, tea lights/candle (preferably the electronic ones), glue stick, ruler, and any picture software. Since the translucent paper is flammable, we suggest you avoid normal candles and go for electronic tea lights.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then click on the link mentioned below.

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30. Incredibly Cool LED Night Light

This stellar pair of LED Night Lights is truly a sight for sore eyes, wouldn’t you agree? However, despite its simple appearance, it is surely not the easiest project on this list. Having said that, we must say that the creator has gone to great lengths to make this project as simple as possible. So, it should not be as complicated as the list of materials suggests.

For this project, you will require a moderately large piece of wood, glass jar, glass beads, a charging brick which outputs 9V DC, and an LDR. In addition to that, you will also require an NPN transistor, 10K ohm resistor, 100 ohm resistor, 10K ohm trim pot, and 4 LEDs.

If you do not feel perturbed by all the electronics involved, then go right ahead and click on the link mentioned below the illustration to learn more about this project. However, we should tell you that the white light used in this project is not a wise choice for night lights. You should go for RGB LEDs instead.

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31. The Cosy Leaf-Light by DIY Perks

Take a look at this amazing Leaf-Light made by DIY Perks. Impressive, isn’t it? The best part of this project is the simplicity. In fact, anyone can attempt to make this in a matter of an hour or two.

To get started with the Leaf-Light, you will require a dried-up hydrangea head, an LED bulb and a piece of drift wood. That’s all!

If you would like to know the detailed step-by-step instructions for this amazing DIY project, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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32. The Beautiful Christmas Light in a Jar

The Christmas Light in a Jar is a perfect DIY project for the Holiday season, wouldn’t you agree? Moreover, it is an extremely simple project and one that you can create with your kids.

For this DIY project, you will need an LED tealight, a printed motif, scissors, and a cylindrical glass jar. In addition to that, you will also require glue, muffin paper cup, pencil, and a ruler. All the materials are inexpensive and easily available, so you should not have a problem acquiring everything.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, then click on the link mentioned below the illustration.

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33. The Surreal Multicolor Runway Light

We have saved the best for last! Feast your eyes upon this glorious Multicolor Runway Light. It really is a sight for sore eyes, wouldn’t you agree? However, this incredible DIY project is quite complicated to build, and you need to delve into some serious electronic circuits to bring this idea to fruition. Having said that, we must give props to the creator for going to great lengths to explain every step of this project. So, you should not have much trouble if you have some experience with electronic circuits.

The material list for the Multicolor Runway Light is quite long, and it is best if you follow the link mentioned below the illustration.

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That brings our article to an end. We hope you enjoyed our list of DIY Lighting ideas. If you bring some of these incredibly cool ideas to fruition, do share your project with us. We would love to hear from you.

Sudarshan Kar