DIY Macrame Pendant Light

Last weekend, I got my artsy fartsy on and made this DIY macrame pendant for our downstairs bathroom makeover, and I am actually kind of amazed at how well it turned out. I am smiling from ear to ear that I completed this and I love the way it turned out!

This whole process took about 2 1/2 hours to complete, and it is not nearly as difficult as you might think it is! All you need is a cage light, macrame cord, and scissors.
diy macrame pendant light
I purchased this cage light for less than $8 on clearance.
diy macrame pendant light
I completed this entire project by doing the same knot over and over again. It is called a square knot. And you can read very detailed instructions for how to do it yourself by clicking through to the blog. I even made a video that you can watch.
diy macrame pendant light
diy macrame pendant light
This might just be one of my favorite projects! And I love the ambiance it gives to the space!
diy macrame pendant light
Isn't this light just so much more interesting than just the cage light? It might take a few tries to get this repeating knot down, but once you have it, you can fly through this process! Let me know if you give it a try!

Suggested materials:

  • Cage light  (Target)
  • Macrame cord  (craft store)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Meg
    on Jul 7, 2017

    Where is that shelvinh unit from ?
    • Wyldecent
      on Jun 5, 2019

      It looks to be three separate shelves spaced close together -- just brackets and boards. Pretty simple to do.

  • Denise Skelton
    on Jun 5, 2019

    Is there any risk that the cord could get hot & catch fire?

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Jun 6, 2019

      If you are worried use a LED bulb. But, lampshades are made of paper and I've never had one burst into flames. Have you? So no, the cage keeps the rope away from the bulb.

  • Sherry
    on Jun 6, 2019

    That is one of the best cage light projects Ive seen. I love it

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  • Kathy
    on Jun 10, 2019

    I've never cared for macrame, but THIS?! Wow... I love it!

  • Jacx
    on Jun 13, 2019

    This just beautiful! Did macrame back in the 70s but this is TOTALLY UPDATED! I'm going to try this on regular shade form. Just got to find the best shape.

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