DIY Cardboard Pendant Light
Contributor Post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed Hi all! Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, happy to be joining the amazing DIY squad at Poppytalk! I'm a big fan of recycling and repurposing, so I decided to get to work on some cardboard boxes I had laying around the house. As it turns out, cardboard makes a pretty sweet little pendant light. First, gather your materials. Corrugated cardboard, 25" wide and as tall as you'd like your lightSpray paintYard stickBox cutterGlue gunPendant light cord (this one from Ikea is only $5!) Step 1: Start by spray painting one side of the cardboard. Step 2: Mark the cardboard at 5-inch intervals lengthwise with the box cutter. Step 3: Lay the cardboard flat again and cut it into strips lengthwise by tracing along the yard stick with the box cutter. Step 4: Once your strips are cut, hot glue the ends of each strip together (painted side in) so that you have pentagons. Step 5: Finally, cut a solid pentagon out of cardboard for the top of the pendant.