How To Make A DIY Cage Pendant Light For $7


Our master bedroom has had a bare hanging light bulb for a few years now, so I knew I wanted to attempt some DIY lighting for the space. I could never decide what I wanted to do with it. I’ve seen so many caged light fixtures and love the look of them, but didn’t want to spend much money on our bedroom lighting. So, when I saw a $7 gold birdcage at Hobby Lobby I knew that was the answer! It ended up being so easy to put together and I had all the other materials needed already on hand. So keep reading to find out how I made my own DIY cage pendant light!

How do you make a DIY cage pendant light? Find a birdcage and saw off the top. Insert a hanging pendant light through the top of the sawed off portion. Hang the light and enjoy. 

Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom DIY cage pendant light is great for a bedroom and only cost $7!

How To Make A DIY Cage Pendant Light For $7

Pendant lights can be crazy expensive. I know that when I’m choosing a light fixture for a bedroom or a room that is only seen by me and my family, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on extras light lighting. I love the look of pendant lights, but not the cost. So, I was determined to find a way to make an inexpensive pendant light for our master bedroom.

When I found the cute gold birdcage at Hobby Lobby, I instantly knew that I could turn it into an adorable cage pendant light fixture with just a little bit of creativity. This project was so easy!

I was pleased with how easy this DIY lighting project was! I did it in just an afternoon and it turned out pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.

Materials Needed For How To Make A DIY Cage Pendant Light

  • Large Birdcage (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Hanging Pendant Light
  • Saw
  • Gold Leaf Pen
  • Gold Spray Paint

Instructions For How To Make A Cage Pendant Light

Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!This was our lighting before. Lovely, isn’t it? I didn’t take a photo of this, but we disconnected the whole thing and I spray painted just the bottom bulb attachment part gold.   Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!The birdcage I spotted was originally $14 but was on sale for half price. I actually have had it sitting out for a few months with a succulent inside of it. I’m not sure if they still have this same on there, but maybe something similar! The cage part is separate from the bottom. I am still using the little gold tray on a table.   Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!All we did was saw off the bird on the top. It’s not perfect or pretty but this part isn’t visible once the light is up.  Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom! I used a gold leaf paint pen to cover the cut areas just so they would blend a little better.   Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!Once all the paint was dry, we hung it! The whole process took maybe 30 minutes except for paint drying. I love it! The cut area at the top isn’t noticeable at all.   Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!I may get a more substantial light fixture in the future but this was a great cheap quick fix.   Make some DIY lighting using an inexpensive cage! This custom pendant light fixture is great for a bedroom!Have you jumped on the caged light trend?   Take a peek at my other home decor DIY projects!

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