Teacup Pendant Shades

These teacup shades are such a fun way to add a little vintage style to your lighting. They are easy to put together, especially if you use existing pendant lights!
You can do just one light, or mix and match your cups for a fun look. I used an existing pendant light system but you could also install new pendants.
The cups really glow when you turn on the lights! I added vintage style Edison bulbs so the cups would have a fun look even when they aren't on.
Simply drill the holes needed to fit the lighting.
Add your cups to the pendant hardware and you're all ready to add your lightbulb.
The pendants I had needed a small bulb so I found a little mini Edison bulb for the lights. I love the gold glow it gives the cups.
Click the link to get more details on drilling the cups!

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  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Feb 29, 2016

    How many cups and saucers broke before you got enough to make these 3. I just can't imagine drilling these fragile objects!

  • Linda
    on Feb 29, 2016

    what drill bit did you use for this ? and did you use tape ?

    • Jeanne Martin
      Jeanne Martin
      on Jun 11, 2019

      On every post there is a "GO" button (it's blue) right above this Question section. It says "Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!" and the go button is right next to it. Just click on the go button. Maybe you learned something new today about Hometalk's project posts!

  • Virginia
    on Jun 11, 2019

    "Simply drilling a hole" in porcelain is not so simple. How do you keep it from cracking and breaking where you don't want it to while drilling?

    • Karen Goodenough
      Karen Goodenough
      on Sep 18, 2020

      My sentiments exactly, you have to be very careful drill that type of thing, usually drill small hole and gradually work up with larger bits, some people use water also while doing it

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  • Joyce
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Love this...it is so cute...this will go with any decor....

  • Bonnie
    on Nov 15, 2020

    Won't try this but wouldn't they be adorable in a tea room, inexpensive ambience while you sip your tea and eat your crumpets.

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