How to Make a Cupcake Liner Pendant Lamp

Two Parts:Preparing the orb lighting fixtureAdding the cupcake liners

Here's a simply yet chic way of adding beauty to your room. This inexpensive decorative lamp will surely brighten your house and will take only two to three hours to make!

Part 1
Preparing the orb lighting fixture

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    Buy an orb lighting fixture. You can buy this at your local hardware store. An orb lighting fixture is usually used outside your house or garden, but in this tutorial, the orb will be used as the interior base for your pendant lamp.
    • If you have trouble locating an orb lighting fixture, using a paper lantern will work in a pinch.
    • The garden orb lighting fixture is your best choice due to its durability; it can withstand the heat generated by the pendant lamp.
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    Remove the base of the orb lighting fixture. Set aside.
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    Drill three holes into the mouth of the orb.
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    Cut three strong but thin wires, measuring 5 inches (12.7 cm) each.
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    Bend the end of the wire, forming a hook loop.
    • Insert the loop end of the wire into the holes you just made.
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    • Join the three wires together with a twistie or plastic tie, or bind them together using a pair of pliers.
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Part 2
Adding the cupcake liners

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    If you prefer, hang the orb on a hook while you glue the cupcake liners in place.
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    Apply glue to the bottom of the first cupcake liner.
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    Place the first cupcake liner on the orb, as shown in the image. Face the cupcake liner outward, pressing the glued base to the orb. Repeat with more liners in a neat row.
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    Continue to cover the whole orb with outward-facing cupcake liners. Allow to dry completely.
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    Crumple another set of cupcake liners roughly into the shape of a flower. (See the image for guidance.)
    • Glue the liner flowers to the center of the cupcake liners you have already adhered to the surface of the orb.
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    Screw an LED bulb into the pendant lamp. Now you can either rest or hang the pendant lamp in an appropriate place. Stand back and admire your work of art!
    • Call an electrician for hanging installation; this will allow you to hang the lamp on your ceiling.
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    • You can use colored bulbs if you prefer for a more artistic look.
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Things You'll Need

  • Orb lighting fixture (lighting or hardware stores)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Glue
  • Drill
  • Pliers
  • Wire
  • Hanging hook for working off (optional)
  • Twistie or plastic tie
  • LED bulb


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Categories: Crafts | Budget Decorating