In search of some fun accessories for our new office space, we came across this DIY pendant lamp made of plastic cups and had to give it a try. It’s super simple, inexpensive, and makes for a funky yet classy accessory that most people would never guess is DIY.

Let’s start with the supplies you will need…
  • 50 Clear Plastic Cups (We used Solo brand)
  • Heavy Duty Stapler
  • 1 Strand of White String Lights
  • Mini Clothes Pins
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow these simple steps. Take a look at the photos below to help guide you through the process.
1. Divide 50 cups into two stacks of 12, two stacks of 9, and two stacks of 4
2. Drill a hole in the base of each cup
3. Lay 12 cups in a circle, then staple them together
4. Repeat step 3, using only 9 cups
5. Lay the circle of 9 cups onto the circle of 12 cups and staple together
6. Add and staple final circle of 4 cups
7. Repeat steps 3-6 with remaining cups
8. Thread the string of lights through the bases of the cups
9. Once the lights are in place, staple the two half spheres together
And, viola! Your new pendant lamp is complete.
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