Who would have ever thought you could make a pendant light from a teacup and saucer? Here’s a DIY project that shows it not only possible but relatively easy.
Its such a creative idea and full of character with endless possibilities thanks to the endless styles and designs of tea cups and saucers out there. Here’s what you’ll need
Teacup(s) and Saucer(s)
Drill Press or Hammer Drill
Diamond drill bit
Sink or Container (large enough to submerge the cups)
Pendant light cord or Lampholder and Wire
Ofcourse, you’ll need to get your teacup and saucer. You can choose to go with the style pictured in the image above or pick your preferred aesthetic, Just make sure its ceramic and large enough to fit a small light bulb inside.
You’ll need a drill press (preferably) or hammer drill fitted with a diamond tipped drill bit to create the openings in your teacup and saucer where the lampholder will fit. (More likely than not you will need to do this underwater in a sink or large enough container as the ceramic tends to get hot when drilling and may crack)
Once the holes are drilled, you can place your pendant light cord through or create your own cord using a lampholder and suitable wires. Once the lampholder is fixed, screw in your light bulb, and voila.
Flip the switch and VOILA!!
If you’d like to get some more detail on the process and what not, refer to our source article on flamingo toes, as well as this hometalk post.