Halo Light Pendant DIY

Halo Light Pendant DIY www.abeautifulmess.comHi ABM readers! It’s Rubyellen from Cakies and I miss you guys. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to do something for this space. I love hanging light fixtures (they’re my favorite kind!), so I thought it would be fun to do a different take on a caged pendant light. I made 3 of them, but this would look just as great alone!

Halo Light Pendant DIY (supplies)Supplies: 18 gauge galvanized steel wire (I got a pack that had 110 ft, which was definitely more than enough!), Measuring tape/ruler, Wire cutter, Round nose pliers, White electrical cord swag kits (bought here), Spray paint (paint & primer combo works great!), Newspapers, Light bulbs.

Halo Light Pendant DIY (steps)1. Measure out and cut these various lengths of wire per light: 6 ½”, 18”, 21”, and 25”. If you’re making more than one light, make sure to group the same sizes together, so you won’t get things confused. Note: You may need to smooth out the wire as you unravel it to make sure it forms a circular shape.

2. Wrap the 6 ½” piece of wire around the top of the light kit and form a ring around it. You want it to fit somewhat snuggly, so wrap tight! Repeat if making more than one light halo.

3. With the round nose pliers, bend ¼” of each ends of the wire outward. Repeat with every halo piece. This makes the insert loop that the ring will go through. Be sure to NOT bend the ends of the ring that goes around the top of the light kit.

4. Lay out your newspapers and get ready to spray paint the wire. Group the wire pieces together: 6 ½”, 18”, 21”, and 25”. Each of these pieces will all be sprayed one color, so that the halo will all be one color. If you want to paint them different colors, keep the same sizes grouped together or get creative with it!

5. Paint your wire. Allow one side to dry before flipping over to spray the other side. Coat the wire about 2-3 times. Make sure to allow wire to completely dry.

6. If making more than one, make sure your halos are grouped correctly, with one size of each wire being in each group.

7. The best way to attach your halo wires onto the ring is to place the rings in order with the 25” first, and the 18” last. Hold the top insert loops on one side, so that they are lined up together (make sure the other side is in the same order). Proceed to slide one end of the ring through the 3 insert loops on one side, continue to slide the ring around and insert the other end of insert loops for opposite end of the halo.

8. Attach the ring onto the top of the light. Tighten ring if necessary.

Halo Light Pendant DIY There you go! Screw your bulb(s) in and hang up your light, or sets of lights! These could easily be made into a chandelier using something like this with multiple lights in one. Or you can go chic and paint your wires gold (or just buy copper wire and skip the painting step all together)! If you also want to focus on just one, but add a really big halo, I would just add more wires, but gradually go larger in size with each one. That would definitely have a more dramatic effect.

Halo Light Pendant DIY This project is a simple way to dress up a light. I love hanging lights in our home! We only have two table lamps in our home and all the rest of the light fixtures are hanging ones (see some of mine herehere, and here)! This colorful DIY lighting is in our learning room (we homeschool), so it’s a fun little addition to this special space. What kind of lighting person are you? Do you like table and floor lamps? Or would you rather opt for a hanging one?

If you make one, don’t forget to share it with us! – Rubyellen

  • Great work! Pendant lighting can add great visual styles to a room. This pendant light is very easy to make by following your instructions. I am totally inspired with your work. Thanks for sharing.

  • I was very pleased to find this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  • could you tell me how to hardwire the 3 lights into one spot in the ceiling – electrically? have a light there already – need to attach all cords to that – ty in advance!

  • I absolutely love this idea! There’s something a bit cartoonish about it that I think is amazing. I might have to attempt this in my dorm this fall…

  • This is so cool and easy yet very effective! <3


  • Ever since I took a 3D Design class this past spring, I’ve gotten really comfortable working with wire. This looks like something I could definitely make and is super cool! Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  • This looks so easy! I love the idea!


  • These are seriously nice, may have to do this if I have bare bulbs in my new uni room. xx


  • ohmygosh, can’t express how much i want to make these. one day i’ll have a house to put them in, one day.
    thanks for the inspo! x

  • I really like these!! 🙂 Very cool!

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  • So easy!
    But i am thinking in something more easy, do you know aluminium wire in lots of colors ??? easier !

  • Easy and so atractive. I like it :)))


  • Never seen something like this. Love the originality! So cute!


  • these looks amazing!I have to use this idea!!


  • I’m a teacher and this is one that I can definitely use with my kiddeos. They will love it! Thanks for always coming up with the best ideas 🙂

    Dana Ivy
    www.iadorewhatilove.com – check out my blog!

  • These are so interesting! I love them.


  • Beautiful Idea!!

    Jäckle & Hösle

  • Cute idea!! I bet kids would love to have something like this in their bedrooms…


  • So easy and cute for a little pop in an ordinary room.


  • Very simple but looks really cute. I like the primary colours.


  • Wow, this is so simple but really pretty! And the colours can be changed to match your own interior! Brilliant!


  • This is just the coolest DIY light fixture we’ve seen. Dig that they are customizable, too, since we’re all about that and great design at www.caseable.com. So inspired to customize some for our Brooklyn production studio!

  • This is such a cool idea! It looks like you scribbled some circles around the bulbs. This is so amazing!

    xo Julia

  • These look so cool! Great idea.

    Carina xx

  • Very cool idea and so easy to do. Might try this one 🙂


  • I’m quite a fan of pendant lamps but haven’t quite gotten up the courage to try making one of my own…this looks great and do-able 🙂


  • It’s times like this that I absolutely wish I owned my own home, I wonder how this would look if you could some how turn it into a free standing lamp and make it hang over where you want the light that way. Anyone have an idea on how to do that?

  • i love hanging lights too this is a great way to make them look more interesting!


  • So simple and quirky, and they look great together! 🙂
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • these look cute! gonna try them out for my work room 🙂

    – Janine

  • They look so cool! I’m not really a DIY kinda girl, but I’d love to try this one out.


  • These are really great! I feel like they would work really well in a kids room. I love how the colors you chose really pop. Thanks for sharing!



  • So simple and cute, got to try this! xx


  • I think hanging lights are my favourite too, but I have no idea how to get them going in terms of electrical. I’d be curious to know how you did that part.


  • These are so so cool! Very unique and fun. And me? I am all about string lights.

    Juliette Laura

  • Lovely…

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  • Love how customizable these are! Very fun…now I just have to find a space for them and choose my colors.

  • Love these! They look so lovely in photos. 🙂 x


  • This is so cute!! I’ve been seeing different ideas to decorate my light fixtures with al over the interwebz recently. I am so excited to try some of them out + restyle my apartment a bit.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

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