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Two umbrellas plus a hanging socket make for statement-making DIY lighting in this project from ReadyMade.

diy-lightingCameron Sadeghpour, ReadyMade


Finding the right-sized pendant to fit over your table can be a challenge, especially if you have high ceilings. This DIY lighting project is a great cure for filling in that open space, utilizing the relatively generous domed shape of an umbrella to create a spherical pendant. Plus, the weatherproof material makes the light safe for outdoor use.

Though a clear umbrella affords maximum light, a brightly-patterned model can also be used (or even a pretty parasol). In a nutshell, you'll want to trim off the handle, feed a hanging socket through the top and then connect the two umbrellas with twist-ties. For the complete instructions, visit ReadyMade.

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