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Make a Feathery Pendant Lamp

30 December 2009 10,362 views 5 Comments

by heather

Over at Apartment Therapy, AT reader Ashley made this ethereal pendant lamp, inspired by an upscale ostrich feather lamp. She used some common materials that can be found at your local stores, and for less than twelve dollars, made this great statement lamp. [pendant lamp makeover at Apartment Therapy]

Ashley got some of her materials at IKEA, which is a great resource for cheap decor materials. I have also seen paper lanterns in the dollar aisle at Michael's craft store, or at Daiso (the Japanese dollar store) for $1.50, although they are probably not as large as the paper lantern shown in the project.

Project Estimate:

  • Wax paper, $1
  • Clear tape, $.50
  • Paper lantern, $6
  • Electric pendant lamp cord, $3.99

Total: $11.68

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  • Kathryn said:

    I had to read this twice to figure out that there were not actual feathers on the lamp, but that “feathers” were made with wax paper because it sure doesn’t look like it. What a cool project! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Hannah said:

    I saw an electric pendant at the dollar store the other day!!!! I am not sure if they carry them at all dollar stores though!!!

  • heather (author) said:

    @Hannah, oooh cool! What store was it?

  • Cassie said:

    Very neat idea, but with the wax paper burn??

  • heather (author) said:

    @cassie If you use a compact fluorescent light, you should be fine!