Make your life bright with a fabulous buoy hanging light! I love DIY Lamp Projects and lighting in general, and to make hanging light pendants from nautical buoys is such a cool idea.
How fun is this colorful bunch hanging outside on the porch!
The creator behind this bright innovation, the talented Debi Beard (see her Sheer Shell Curtain Tutorial). For all the details about this project, make sure to read Debi's post: DIY Buoy Hanging Light Pendants where you can watch her entertaining video!
How to Make Nautical Buoy Hanging Light Pendants in a Nutshell:
Besides the nautical buoys, you will need a liner so that the heat from the lightbulb doesn’t melt the foam, Debi says. Then you'll also need an electrical socket and cord with a plug, bulbs, twine to wrap the cord (if you want to), and paint to give the weathered buoys a fresh new look (also optional of course). Then you simply carve out the foam in the size of the liner. Make sure it's going to be a tight fit. Maybe there's a hanging light pendant kit out there that could be used for these DIY lamps? I've seen hanging light pendant kits at Ikea, but don't think they have liners. Well, Debi found a great solution in the plumbing department of her local hardware store.
Now head over to Debi's site, so that you too can illuminate your nights with chic buoy hanging lights! Follow Debi's Design Diary on Facebook.