DIY Hanging Light – Create & Share Challenge

Hi everyone!  It’s the last Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for the Create & Share Challenge hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins & Cat from Pocketful of Posies.  This month’s challenge is called LAMP-ALOOZA, where we all created a project either making a lamp or making over one.  For my project I created a DIY Hanging light for the closet in our master bedroom.

 

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DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

I was so excited when it was decided we were doing a lamp project because I had already bought a lamp kit from Ikea and have been without a light in my master bedroom closet since we built them over a year ago.  It is not fun searching for clothes in the dark :).  Btw, I did not receive any compensation from Ikea I just really like their products and prices.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

My DIY hanging light is super simple to install using the lighting kits from Ikea.  You simply just add the kit to the shade.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

After hanging it up with the plain shade I knew I wanted to make the shade a little more unique.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

So I glammed up the shade by adding a green ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade with a little glue from my glue gun.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

For the finishing touch on the shade I broke out my giant button collection and used a whooping 3 buttons on my lamp shade :).

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

I know, I am living on the edge.  The button and ribbon remind me of a pretty top or dress, perfect for a closet!!!

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

I love having some light to see my clothes now!!!  And the best part is that it only took a few minutes to make.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

We also added a plug in switch to the DIY hanging light so I had the ability to use a switch to turn the light on and off.  I hung it on my shoe cubby with a velcro command strip.

DIY - Hanging light with Ikea lighting kit - Create & Share Challenge

Thanks so much for checking out my new closet light!  Don’t forget to pin my DIY – Hanging Light for my Closet!

Looking for a cheap easy way to add light to a dark closet? I created this DIY Hanging lamp in less than a 1/2 hour very inexpensively! Come check out how other bloggers created their own lamps as well for the #createandsharechallengereat & Share Cha

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