DIY Concrete Pendant Light

Designer lighting can get expensive. Why buy when you can DIY your own stylish concrete light pendant with a single bag of concrete mix and some old plastic bottles!

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Supplies 

What you’ll need to make your DIY concrete pendant light:
  • Fast drying concrete
  • Socket
  • Cable
  • Light Globe
  • Recycled plastic bottles – one thinner than the other.
  • Two threaded tube and nuts – I used a 3/8th inch diameter tube.
  • 3 1/2″ Deck Screw

Tools Needed:

  • Box cutter
  • Cordless Drill with a 3/8th diamater standard bit for drilling holes in the bottle caps.

 

Step 1: Cut the soda bottle

Poke a hole in the soda bottle with a box cutter and use scissors to cut the bottom of the bottle off.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 1 

Step 2: Drill holes in the caps of the soda bottles.

TIP: It’s easier to drill a hole in the bottle caps when they are attached to the bottle.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 2 

Step 3: Connect the bottle caps together.

Screw the tube through both caps and use nuts on either side of each cap to hold them in place.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 3 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 3 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 3 

Step 4: Screw the bottles back onto the caps.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 4 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 4 

Step 5: Using deck screws to stabilize the bottles

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 5 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 5 

Step 6: Mix the concrete and pour in-between the two bottles aka your mould. Use a large spoon to fill the mould. Shake and tap the mould after each spoonful to make sure the concrete settles and there are no bubbles in your concrete.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 6 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 6 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 6 

Step 7: Remove the bottles.
I used a box cutter and scissors to remove the plastic bottle away from the dried concrete.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 7 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 7 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 7 

Step 8: Sand concrete lamps back to a smooth finish.

Step 9: Insert your lamp wiring. 

The cable, the lamp base and the wall socket was attached by a qualified electrician. To be safe and to avoid a nasty zap or worse a house fire Havven recommends you go to the same length and get this step done by a professional.

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 9 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 9 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Step 9 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Options 

HomeMade Modern DIY EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp Options 

Guest post by Ben Uyeda from Homemade Modern.com

Ben will be releasing a book soon featuring the best of his projects, so keep an eye out for that and follow Ben on Twitter @benuyeda to stay up to date.

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