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I am super stoked to be sharing these DIY cone pendants with you guys today. Not only were they super easy to make, I was able to purchase the materials for only $50 per pendant.

In the world of interior design, cone pendants are definitely all the rage right now. I keep seeing the light fixtures used by all of  my favorite interior designers, but I was having no luck finding any within my meager budget. In fact, the cheapest I could find them, in the 18” wide size, were around $300 per light.

diy cone pendant light

With all of the other projects under way in our home,  I simply did not have the money to allocate towards kitchen lighting.  That is when a light went off in my head (forgive the cheesy wordplay). Let me share with you how I achieved this super fresh, upscale look on a super restricted budget.

diy cone pendant lighting

*This post contains affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t worry… you won’t pay a dime more.*

Materials for DIY Cone Pendant Lights:

diy cone pendant light

My husband acted as a hand model while I snapped some photos for you guys.

Here is the light kit you will be attaching the lamp shade to. (don’t mind my pants-less toddler in the background)

 

diy cone pendant light

Slide female coupler over light cord. (In case you are wondering, a coupler was used because threads on the top of the light pendant are not long enough to expose thread when putting lamp shade on).

diy cone pendant light

Now, screw coupler onto threaded stem.

diy cone pendant light

Slide the threaded extension/male coupler, which comes with light kit, over the cord.

diy cone pendant light

Slide lampshade over cord.

diy cone pendant light

Slide rod/rods (depending on how low you want your light pendant to hang) over cord and screw onto exposed threads.

diy cone pendant light

Now you are ready to install your beautiful, cone light pendant. We actually had to create fixtures as there were no preexisting fixtures where we needed to mount the lights, and I will be sharing that in a separate tutorial.

diy cone pendant light

diy cone light pendant

I love how the cone pendants anchor my kitchen island and give my kitchen a more custom look. The gold on the interior of the shade gives my kitchen a nice pop of glam and warmth. Not to mention, it matches beautifully with my gold frames.

diy cone pendant light

Just note that if you are using the gold-lined shades, I don’t recommend using a CFL bulb- it emits too much of an orange glow(beam me up Scotty!). I know the environmentalists are going to hate me, but I opted for  ultra-soft incandescent bulbs. Don’t worry guys….I recycle.

See how easy that was?

Now get out there and design some good vibes, and please be sure to spread the love by pinning…..

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misstoni65

Thursday 16th of February 2017

Those are lovely, and the interior shimmer is beautiful! I'm all about saving money and these DIY's look just like they came form a store, great job!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 16th of February 2017

Thank you so much, Toni. There was no way I was going to pay full retail on these babies.

by Brittany Goldwyn

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

Great project Erica! I pinned for later. We'll need pendant lights in our kitchen...at some point! Also, your photos are always so beautiful.

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Thursday 16th of February 2017

Thank you so much, Brittany!!!:)

leanne with divaofdiy.com

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

These add the perfect touch! Love them!

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Thursday 16th of February 2017

Thank you so much, Leanne!

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