Do-it-yourself ceiling for a chandelier: 15 bright ideas
Lighting is one of the main components of any interior. The correct supply of light, the play of shadows and reflections - all this fills the house with extraordinary coziness and comfort. Hand-made lampshade for the lamp is a special detail that will add a touch of exclusivity and highlight your home among all the others. In the article we have compiled a selection of 15 ideas on how to quickly and easily make a ceiling with your own hands!
1. Original bottle shades
If after the holiday you still have empty bottles of wine, do not rush to throw them away - you can “give” them a second life by placing them under the lights. Such hanging structures will look great in the kitchen, especially as a bar counter lighting.
The most laborious moment is cutting the bottom. This can be done using a glass cutter or a thin rope. The rope, previously moistened in any flammable liquid, should be wrapped in the bottom of the bottle and set on fire. When the flame completely bypasses it, put the bottle in boiling water, and then in ice water. After this procedure, the bottom will break off.
Now it remains only to mount the cartridge with an electric cable, screw in a light bulb with a beautiful spiral and enjoy a pleasant soft glow.
2. Ribbon cover
Tapes are a great way to update an old lampshade. First, get rid of the old coating and prepare the material. The plafond can be made monochrome or use ribbons of different colors. The color is chosen to match the interior or vice versa - contrasting, to create an accent zone.
Fasten the tape from the inside of the lampshade (to the upper rim) and start wrapping from top to bottom. The density of the winding depends on how soft the glow you want. If you let the tape overlap, the ceiling will create a warm, diffuse glow, and at intervals you will get interesting lighting effects.
The frame can be pre-wrapped with fabric for density, and the ribbons can be stitched in a checkerboard pattern. Get a nice Provencal ceiling.
3. Wire shade
The laconic wire shade is perfect for any modern minimalist trend (loft, hi-tech, modern). Such lampshades can decorate an ensemble of pendant lights, for example, above a bar counter or other light sources.
All that is needed for work is a wire, pliers and an ordinary watering can, the height of which will determine the dimensions of the future ceiling. If you are planning a group of fixtures, you can make them in one or different colors.
Take a watering can and, starting from the top, wrap it with wire to the very bottom. Compartments with pliers remainder, extend the switch. The plafond is ready!
4. Homemade thread chandelier
There is nothing simpler than making an air shade of threads. Inflate the balloon to the desired size, wrap it with cling film. Next, take the thread, dip it in glue and wrap it around the ball.
Now you need to wait a bit until the structure hardens, then pierce the ball with a needle and remove it with the film. The level of lighting will depend on how tightly wound the thread.
5. A fringed ceiling
Using two metal hoops (you can take a hoop) and braid with a fringe, you can construct a two-story magnificent chandelier.
To fix the hoops, use a strong fishing line, and it is better to fix the fringe with a glue gun.
6. Lush balls
Such a home-made ceiling will perfectly decorate a children's room or kitchen, creating a soft, pleasant glow. It can be made in any color palette at your discretion.
To work, you need to prepare glue, colored paper and a Chinese lantern (now they are sold in many stores). Instead of paper, you can use a loose fabric.
From paper (fabric) cut out circles of the same size and paste a flashlight over them. Details need to be glued with an overlap, starting from the bottom - creating a semblance of scales.
7. Glass jar cover
Simple and, at the same time, quite original plafonds can be made from ordinary liter cans that every housewife has. It is better to take cans with a twist lid - then it will be much easier to change the light bulb.
First of all, we make a hole in the lid, insert a cartridge, a light bulb, and mount an electric cable. The lid with the cartridge can be painted in gold or silver.
The jar can be pre-decorate - pasting it with twine, napkins or simply painted. In any case, you get a beautiful and exclusive chandelier.
8. Lampshade made of wood tapes
A stylish decoration of any interior will be a wonderful shade of veneer. To make such beauty with your own hands, you will need veneer tapes, glue and large clamps.
We bend the strip, forming a circle, glue the joints and fix with a clothespin. We do the same with the other ribbons, forming a spherical figure.
During assembly, several ribbons need to be stitched together in a checkerboard pattern. Try not to place the parts too tightly to each other, otherwise the light from the lamp will be very dim.
9. The ceiling of kitchen appliances
A wonderful cover can be assembled using simple spoons and forks. All that is required of you is to place about a dozen devices around the bulb on the suspension and fix it well with wire.
Since the sizes of such shades are small, it is better to design them with several pendant lights, forming an ensemble. For the same purpose, you can use other kitchen utensils - for example, graters.
10. Light with butterflies
A child’s room can be decorated with a wonderful home-made chandelier with fluttering moths. Attracting your child to its creation and the process will turn into an exciting joint pastime.
You need a piece of paper. It is necessary to measure the required height of the lampshade and the length of the sheet with which the frame will be wrapped. Cut the workpiece. Next, on the reverse side, draw the butterflies in random order and cut them out with a sharp construction knife. These beauties will serve as suspensions to our chandelier. Additionally, you can cut more of these moths from a separate sheet.
We wrap the frame with a Whatman paper and complement the composition with butterflies suspended on a fishing line. In the evening, when the chandelier will emit light, many shades of various moths will appear on the walls and ceiling.
11. Knitted napkin cover
Openwork shade can be made of knitted napkins. Its stunning glare will create home comfort and a warm, peaceful atmosphere in the interior.
To form a frame, you will need an inflated balloon, glue (it is better to take wallpaper), napkins and a brush. The ball needs to be fixed in a suspended state. Glue bred according to the instructions.
We carefully lubricate each napkin with glue on one side and press it to the ball. Parts must be in contact. After full pasting, let the ball dry. Then we burst it and carefully remove it. We got a wonderful knitted ceiling!
12. Globe lamp
A wonderful home-made ceiling for a children's room can be made from the most ordinary globe. Cut it in half into two equal hemispheres. In the upper part of one half, make a small hole, insert a cartridge with a bulb and a holder. The chandelier is ready!
After installing the cartridge, you can glue two halves back, resulting in a luminous ball. A more creative option is to make small holes in the globe that “outline” the contours of the continents. Such a lamp will bring a lot of pleasure to the child and will help in the study of geography.
13. Shade from tree branches
For an apartment in an eco-style or cottage, a multi-lamp chandelier from an ordinary thick branch will be an excellent solution. Making it is not at all difficult, but the effect will be charming.
The wood must be washed, cleaned, dried and varnished (you can pre-soak with stain to get the right color). Next, fix the branch to the ceiling surface on the dowels, optionally underweight with cartridges with bulbs, fixing them with long wires. The plafond is ready!
14. Hat lampshade
What could be simpler and at the same time original than making a shade from a hat. Such a hat is probably in the bins of grandparents. It is enough to thoroughly clean it and string it on the holder with a cartridge.
The plafond hat will become a successful themed decoration for the hallway or dressing room.
It’s quite possible for an old kettle to find application by making it a useful piece of furniture - a lighting fixture. To do this, you have to cut the bottom, and in the lid to equip the seat for the cartridge with a light bulb. The gimbal must be attached to the handle.
Paint the kettle in bright color, paste over it with a pattern or cover with a bronze composition that will give the product a touch of vintage.
A home-made ceiling from a teapot will be a real decoration of the interior of the kitchen or country house. If desired, you can keep him company with pendant lights with lampshades from cups and saucers. It will turn out very beautifully!