Easy DIY Copper Pendant Light

DIY Copper Pendant Light

I was watching the super bowl last night…OK, since my team was eliminated a long time ago, I was watching the commercials and the halftime show..so I was late in typing up my post for today.  So late, that I decided to show you a really simple project, a DIY pendant light.

DIY Copper Pendant Light

I found this great copper bowl  in the thrift store a couple weeks ago.  

To me it screamed pendant light  but there was no hole.  And if it wasn’t a pendant light in it’s former life I’m not really sure what it would have been.

To make a pendant light  from the copper bowl all I needed was a simple pendant kit.
Westinghouse Lighting 7028500 Single-Light Mini-Pendant Kit with Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish

DIY Copper Pendant Light

The inside had a nice iron finish, but again, I’m not really sure what this would have been used for.  The inside doesn’t really have a smooth enough finish to use as a bowl.

DIY Copper Pendant Light

It’s super easy to create a pendant light with the pendant kit.  If you don’t have a preexisting hole, use the pendant kit as a pattern for where to cut your hole.

Yes, I know my line is a little messy…it’s kind of hard to take a picture with one hand while drawing a circle with the other…at least I’m not that coordinated.

DIY Copper Pendant Light

I used my handy dandy little dremel to cut the hole in the top of the copper pot.

The  dremel can be used for cleaning, grinding, sanding, polishing, engraving and cutting.  I tend to use the cutting tool more than anything else, usually for metal and usually for cutting where other tools are just too big.

This one at Amazon will give you an idea of all the accessories the Dremel comes with.


DIY Copper Pendant Light

Once your hole is cut, just insert the pendant.  It really is that easy!

DIY Copper Pendant Light

From the inside, screw on the included collar and tighten.

DIY Copper Pendant Light

I finished off the pendant with a vintage style light bulb.

DIY Copper Pendant Light

DIY Copper Pendant Light

Have a great week and I hope your team won last night.

Stay inspired.

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  • susan says:

    Girl, you are my hero! Unlike me, you get going and make things happen! I am hoping that with some outside support, I can finally accomplish many of the projects I think about but don’t seem to accomplish.
    You have a great eye and imagination. I always eagerly check out your latest post and you do not disppoint.

    • Joan says:

      What a nice compliment. I usually find that it’s all about starting a project, that it is never as hard as I make it out to be in my mind. Good luck., you can do it!

  • Barb says:

    Girl Friend! Da Bomb! Love Love Love! Great Eye. Love all U do! Keep up all the FUN!

  • Nancy says:

    This is so adorable! What a great find in that bowl!
    I will be on the lookout….
    Where did you get the vintage light??

  • Vanessa says:

    That light looks like the bowl was always meant to be a light. It’s awesome! I knew wicker baskets and such could be turned into lights easy enough but I never thought of using my dremel to put a hole in the bottom of a pot. Thank you!

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