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