DIY: Turn a Salad Bowl into a Super Modern Pendant Light!

created at: 05/15/2011

If you’ve ever spent time looking for contemporary lighting for your home, you know how expensive it can be.  Fortunately, we’ve spied this super simple, super chic DIY lighting idea that’ll set you back less than $25!  

All you need for these steel pendant lights are salad bowls, a lighting kit, and a drill – the pattern you create is up to you!  Check out IKEA Hackers for the full tutorial.

Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

created at: 04/20/2011

As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes.  You can’t look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!  As it stands, we’re embracing the trend here at Curbly.  To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!  Enjoy!   

Related Video:

created at: 04/20/2011

DIY bathroom storage shelf from Liz Marie!

created at: 04/20/2011

Vase-in-a-shelf from theUncommonGreen – Buy one here or check out the DIY instructions on Flickr. Continue Reading

Organic Pendants From Toothpicks and Plastic Spoons

created at: 2009-05-19

image: designboom

Oh, the design ingenuity of the gifted and talented! Made from glued and what looks like stitched together toothpicks, the stamen light is one of the bendable organic designs of daisuke hiraiwg that was shown in the british section of the ICFF this past week. This talented Tokyo born designer uses humble materials to form organic expressions.

created at: 2009-05-19

image: designboom

Here, 300 plastic spoons were patterned and textured using a soldering gun to drill holes and then artfully joining them together to form a simple yet sophisticated use of the ordinary to form an extraordinary petal pendant light.  Continue Reading