How to make a romantic pendant light with coffee filters

That’s right — coffee filters! Turn this everyday household item into a stunning decorative piece.

coffee filter pendant light DIY

Photo courtesy of Nichole Loiacono Design,

This handmade project seems intimidating — especially to those who aren’t naturally crafty — but in reality, it’s super easy and inexpensive to make. Inspired by interior designer Nichole Loiacono, this DIY lantern requires just a few materials, four simple steps and the result is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind light fixture that is sure to make any house guest go  “ooohh” and “ahhh”!

What you need:

Paper lantern

Coffee Filters

Glue gun

Light cord

How to do it:

1. First, scrunch up the coffee filter so that the bottom forms a pointed shape.

2. Place a small amount of hot glue on the bottom point of the coffee filter, and place on the lantern, holding it in place for a few seconds.

3. Continue the same process, covering the entire surface of the lantern.

4. Once covered, screw a lightbulb to the cord and insert into the top opening of the lantern.  Secure the cord within the wire holder at the top of the lantern, so that it hangs nicely in the centre.


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