Make Your Own Light Fixture Out of Coffee Cans

While looking through one of our favorite how to resources, ReadyMade's online project gallery, we spotted this great lighting project. We are a huge fan of DIY lighting fixtures and this project by Jamie Reynolds promises a great looking light fixture that we can make for only $24. What a great way to upcycle coffee cans!

Using 3 large metal coffee cans, lightbulb sockets, and some nuts and bolts, lighting designer Jamie Reynolds has upcycled used coffee cans into a great lighting fixture. With the metal left unpainted, the cans lend a clean modern look to any room and are a great way to re-use something that would ordinarily just end up in the recycling bin.

To transform your coffee cans into a light fixture you will need (in addition to the coffee cans of course), 3 keyless medium-base lightbulb sockets, 3 silver gauge cord sets, nuts, washers, and bolts. The tools required for this project are a drill, screwdriver, pliers, marker and a ruler. The estimated total cost for the materials for this project is $24.

We think this is an awesome way to upcycle coffee cans and for $24 it is a great way to get a unique light fixture for a very low cost.

For the complete instructions check out Coffee Can Lamp.

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