Boho Pendant Light

7 Materials
2 Days

I’ve always wanted to make one of these pendants, but always felt intimidated to do so, but once I saw how easy it was, I thought I’d share with you!

I couldn’t believe how solid and structured it turned out!

All you need is…

school glue


jute string

large balloon



In a large bowl, mix one large bottle of glue, then add water and stir. I couldn’t find any measurements for the amount of water, but I put a little at a time to create a smooth paste.

Start by soaking the string in the glue paste, then tape the string to the balloon to start.

Go around the balloon in different directions until you are happy with the density of your pendant.

Once you are happy with how it looks, tie the string to keep from coming off. Just tuck under the area you stopped and tie.

Luckily I had this Styrofoam box to sit my balloon in to dry. It took around two days to dry. The balloon has to sit on something where the bottom doesn’t touch anything, so it can drip the excess glue.

Once dry, take your scissors and pop the balloon. It’s fun to watch!

After the balloon has deflated, cut a piece off of the bottom to make an opening for your bulb.

Remove the balloon.

Keep trimming until you are happy with the result.

Drill a hole where your wire will feed through.

Once you are happy with that, complete your fixture by feeding the wire through the hole and add your favorite bulb. You can purchase the wire kit from ikea for around $15 unless you already have an existing one.

I think I’ll make a bigger one next time with a exercise ball, I can’t wait! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  • K K on Sep 24, 2021 I the only one who thought that first picture with the string in the glue looked like mice that had been stuck in something and died? Just askin'.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Oct 07, 2021

    I love this. I’m wondering if I could use yarn instead of rope. I’d like the lamp to be all different colors. Do you think the yarn would work?

    Thanks for your share!

  • RacyRee RacyRee 4 days ago

    Doesn't the top hole have to be big enough for the actual light socket to fit in? Then screw bulb from opening at bottom? Im not real handy, so maybe I missed something. 😬


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