This DIY Cricut pendant light creates a statement on a budget – costing just three dollars to make!
For my rental entryway makeover, I knew the dated pendant light needed to go. However, I wanted to avoid rewiring as we would have to hire a professional. The simplest solution (and the most affordable one) was to wrap the current one with an updated one. That’s where this modern DIY Cricut pendant light design came in!
Getting your Free SVG Design from the Gilded Stork Craft and Resource Library
To make this DIY Cricut Pendant Light, download the free SVG design from the template library.
Materials needed to make this DIY Cricut Pendant Light:
Bristol board is the perfect material for this light. It has a glossy smooth surface that creates a luxurious appearance to the shade.
You will need five sheets of 28″ x 22″ x 0.10″ bristol board. If you’re in Canada as I am, I purchased this at Dollarama for 50 cents each.
You will also need to purchase the extended Cricut cutting mat, 12” x 24”.
Cutting your pendant light out on your Cricut machine
Above is an illustration of how I cut the bristol board down in order to cut out the light using five sheets.
Scoring and Folding
Once you have cut the SVG design out five times, its time to move onto scoring and folding.
Use a craft knife and ruler to lightly score the tabs that jet out from the side of each piece. You will want to score the glossy side of the bristol board. Score from the top corner to the bottom corner, as pictured above – where the right side of the ruler touches.
Do this for each piece that has the tabs. Fold the tab away from the glossy side.
Assembling the light:
Add double sided tape to each tab on the glossy side of your bristol board as shown above.
Below are step-by-step photos for assembling the pieces to create your pendant light.
Hanging Your DIY Pendant Light
The completed shade can then be adhered around a lamp shade or attach a hoop inside and use this to surround an existing light fixture.