Paper Cups & Wiffle Balls: DIY Kids' Lighting Made From Unexpected Materials

Time to brighten up your child's room with some inspired ideas. Check out these clever DIY light fixtures you can make on your own.

1. Paper Cup Pendant Light Shade, at Cut Out and Keep. Use these small condiment cups or a different style cup to match your decor.

2. DIY R2D2 Lamp
, at Instructables. All you need is a $10 lamp from IKEA and the Force.

3. Wiffle Ball DNA Lamp
, by Mark Montano. From the author of The Big-Ass Book of Crafts comes this wiffle-ball encrusted lamp.

4. Cylinder Wall Sconce
,at My Sister's Suitcase. Holly made these sconces out of plastic bag holders from IKEA.

(Images: as linked above)

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.