The thread lamp is one of the most popular items looking for a differentiated decoration for the house that can be made very easily. With just a few steps and super affordable materials such as cord, white glue, scissors and bladder, as well as the electrical part with socket, socket and a switch (if you decide to install a lamp).

It is because of its ease of manufacture and versatility that we have dedicated this item to fairy lights! Let’s talk a little bit about how to use them in decoration, different models and different patterns and how to make them at home!

String lamp: 65 ideas and how to proceed step by step

The possibilities of the cord lamp in decoration

It can be inserted in different environments of the house and in different shapes, sizes and models! From pendant lights in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms, you can think of table or floor lamps with pearls or string domes.

Depending on the type of cord you choose, you can give your lamp a completely different style, such as: B. the more rustic with sisal, ideal for outdoors and for wood-based decorations; the most contemporary, with black or white strings in a finer thickness that can even refer to the mirrored metal domes; this is the most fun, with different types of combinations of tones and colors found in the strings.

The shapes and patterns that your lamp can follow

Although the most popular fairy lights are the ones that follow rounded patterns that consist of the shape of balloons and bubbles, you can choose other shapes to turn the work of your lamp into a fun activity full of creativity.

Using a box and film paper, you can get a square, rectangular or cylindrical lamp that is perfect for table or floor models. You can also choose organic shapes from different shapes (the bubbles are still great in that regard).

For those who already have a lamp with a dome, cylinder or other shape and want to give a new one in this decoration, macrame, a technique for manual weaving of yarn, presents various types of patterns and designs that are made easily and even more can (in this case only the thread or cord to be used is required).

The macrame technique hanger for candles and electronic candles, which also look beautiful in the decoration.

An important detail to ensure the durability of your lamp

Do not forget to provide the lacquered lamp with a kind of lacquer so that it does not deform with the fluctuations in time. For those who want to use white glue as a base, humid climate can soften your strand structure to the point where it loses its structure, so don’t use water-soluble clear varnish!

65 models of traditional string lamp (DIY)

Now you see 65 ideas from string luminaries and the walkthrough at the end of this article with video tutorials:

Figure 1 – Round string fittings: set of lamps in white string to give the air decoration of a hall of party or room more delicate.

Round string lamp

Image 2 – Crochet lamp: For lovers of manual art, these luminous balls gain even more charm with different patterns in the cord.


Image 3 – String of lights to decorate the house for Christmas and any other day of remembrance: light balls with colored strings.

String lamp to decorate the house at Christmas

Figure 4 – Large black cord domes for pendant lights add a touch of style to your living room.

Pendant pendant lamp

Image 5 – Mix patterns of fabrics in their domes and colors to get a different style and attract attention.

Patterns of string coverage

Image 6 – Dome for the central chandelier of the dining table, which makes a perfect double with the carbon chair.

Dome for table center chandelier

Image 7 – To give your pendant pendant a special touch from the bed head: round cover made of colored thread that wraps around the lamp.

Bedside pendant string lamp

Image 8 – Think about the different shapes you can make your string lamp from and have fun mixing them!

Fixture lamp with various formats

Image 9 – White round string of lights that connects with the clear atmosphere of the room and still draws attention.

White string lamp

Image 10 – When you coat your glowing balls, mix several shades into a rainbow!

Luminous balls

Figure 11 – Embellishment for Easter: dome in the string that mimics a carrot with plastic candles to decorate your table!

Dome of string imitating carrot

Image 12 – DIY ceiling decoration: garland with super interesting pendants with several string balls.

LED ceiling light DIY

Figure 13 – Ball in crescent moon with yellow cord for more concentrated lighting such as tables or counters.

Half moon sphere with yellow string

Image 14 – Balls fully lined with colored cords with paper accessories to form the petals of a flower: super festive and cheerful decoration to hang on the wall and illuminate the room.

Colorful barbantes

Figure 15 – Low hanging chandelier with a large ball of string for those who have a more relaxed style of decorating.

Low pendant chandelier

Figure 16 – Lighting in two pendants: chandelier with black cord pearls as decoration for the perfect simple kitchen.

String luster

Image 17 – Low-hanging lighting for corner tables with metal frames and coating on vertical strands: a perfect and super discreet design.

Low light pending

Image 18 – Balls in sisal string for everyone who wants a more rustic and handcrafted processing of their fairy lights.

Painted sisal balls for string lamp

Image 19 – String Lamp: For those who love the tendency to make a chandelier with multiple lamp holders, here is a cover that blends with the style and gives the ensemble a delicate and light touch.

Chandelier with various lamp sockets

Image 20 – Rim Ball: In addition to thread yarns, you can also buy ready-made thread bindings, such as lace balls, from your string lamp.

Roped sphere

Image 21 – Coated natural fiber brown for your chandelier: an additional color point in a minimal P&B environment.

Coated browning of natural fiber

Image 22 – Barbantes, metal wires, wool, sisal … The possibilities are many to create super interesting balls for your decoration!

Barbed wire and wires

Image 23 – String domes for chandeliers in a regular pattern: a refined ambience that gains a touch of elegance with these pendants.

Chandelier domes for chandeliers

Image 24 – Contemporary B&W atmosphere with a mix of materials and textures: central string lamp from the living room, which gives this decoration another detail.

Central String Lamp

Picture 25 – Colored string balls for the decoration of the main table of the children’s birthday party.

Colored string beads

Image 26 – Table center with string balls, candles and flowers: perfect for special dates, parties and other celebrations.

String ball light

Image 27 – Mixing pendants in the room: For those who want to give the functional decoration of the room more personality, it is recommended to vary the patterns of the chandeliers, from the simplest and smoothest to the spherical ones with a cord.

Mix of pendants for room

Image 28 – Another example of thread pens in different colors, with which you can give your turn signals more charm.

Rope strings

Figure 29 – For environments with high ceilings: The fairy lights as pendant lights can be placed at different heights and work very well in large and high environments.

High ceiling floor light fixture

Image 30 – String balls with a touch more: You can add other details to your balls, like a tassel made with a string!

String balls with an extra touch

Figure 31 – When creating your ball, you should choose the thickness of the string and the size of the top!

Have fun choosing the string thickness

Figure 32 – Another ambience with chandeliers with string beads and carbon chair.

Atmosphere decorated with chandeliers

Figure 33 – Pendant with cord as a touch different and super sensitive in a dining room in an industrial minimal style.

Pendant string

Image 34 – Pendant lamp with lace balls: Fall in love with the different lace styles and shadow patterns that they can create when the lights come on.

Pendant chandelier in ball coated with lace

Figure 35 – Balls of brown string mimicking strips of wood in a rustic style of decoration.

Browned twine spheres

Image 36 – When preparing your own sphere, pay attention to the drawing options and the number of lines.

Light fixture

Image 37 – Mega sphere of cord in a central chandelier for your room: miniature decoration and super delicate.

Mega string of string

Figure 38 – Almost full coverage: pay attention to the openings from which your lightbulb emerges and the type of effect you want when it comes to covering your pearls.

Almost total coverage

Image 39 – Another decoration for the holiday: twine with fake candles and industrial decorative balls.

Decoration for party of end of year

Figure 40 – Central triad for long dining tables: domes for chandeliers in a regular pattern in a black line.

Central triad for long dining tables

Figure 41 – Don’t forget to insert the lamp holder into the dome or ball!

Do not forget to fit the lamp socket into the dome or ball

Figure 42 – Pendant chandelier with cord pattern in the ball to give a special corner of your home more prominence.

Pendant chandelier with string pattern inside ball

Figure 43 – Choose the strings in your preferred colors to create the balls of your lamps or chandeliers.

Choose the strings in your favorite colors

Picture 44 – And it can mix several colors! Create different patterns by alternating two or more colors in the same ball.

Create different patterns by alternating two or more colors

Image 45 – Ball pendant in black as a contrast for a house in pastel tones.

Sphere pendant in black

Image 46 – Sphere in light tones: effect of a shell that almost disappears in its environment.

Sphere in light tones

Other models of lamps made with string

Figure 47 – Floor lamp type “campfire”: dome in the cord of the lamp accompanies the curved shape of the fire.

Floor lamp

Figure 48 – Pendant for candles: create a romantic atmosphere with pendants made with a string using the macrame technique.

Earrings for candles

Image 49 – To distribute the light well and make the focus softer: Sisal wire at the height of the lamp of this rustic lamp in a modern table design.

To distribute light well and soften focus
To learn how to make this lamp, take a look at our tutorial session at the end of the post!

Figure 50 – Pendant table centerpiece with huge leaves, flowers and tassels!: Perfect idea for wedding decoration or big celebrations.

Pendant table centerpiece with leaves

Figure 51 – Dome cover for knitted chandelier: pattern with a different style in super thin cord.

Dome cover for chandelier in knitting

Image 52 – Another macramé coating: For chandeliers with a tubular shape, a super delicate and refined pattern.

Other coating with macramé

Image 53 – A reinterpretation of the most elegant classics: chandeliers with chandeliers in a circular pattern on several levels.

luster with stripes of string

Figure 54 – For those who produce in crochet: decorate with your own work with different patterns and designs.

For those who produce in crochet: decorate with your own work with different patterns and designs.

Picture 55 – Hanging structure in colored cord for huge rooms!

Structure pendant in colored string

Image 56 – In addition to pearls, try other shapes that might be interesting for your turn signals.

Interesting lamp with heart shape

Image 57 – Another chandelier that has all worked on strips that can be cut at any time.

Chandelier all worked in fringes

Picture 58 – Mix the work with wire constructions too!

Rope work with wire structure

Image 59 – Chandelier pendant in red and a super fringe style and that forms several tassels in the top.

Pendant chandelier in red gradient

Image 60 – Another idea where the string and metal structure are mixed: the base, which is concealed by the parallel work of the colored strings to form a striped pattern.

Another idea that mix string and metal structure

Tutorials: How To Make String Lamps At Home

In addition to all the ideas that we have already shown you in our picture gallery, here are some super simple instructions that you can prepare at home and decorate several rooms with domes and balls for fairy lights!

Pendant chandelier with simple cord with bubble

With super simple and inexpensive materials that can be bought, this tutorial quickly and easily explains how to make a ball to attach the chandelier.

Square string lamp

Although it looks a little more complex than the spherical model, this square lamp is very interesting and follows the same manufacturing principle as the previous one, but with a shape made of a cardboard box. And it’s a great tutorial to inspire you in whatever shape you want to use in your fixtures!

Wooden table lamp and cord

This lamp, which is available in our gallery, requires a little more technique to cut wood, but the result is fantastic to decorate different types of table.

Chandeliers and candle holders from Macramé

Learn how to make a simple macrame mooring pattern to coat glass jars and turn them into chandeliers or candle holders, and give your surroundings a more crafty and romantic touch!



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