I have been so excited about my newest light fixture DIY. This DIY faux woven yarn pendant light fixture takes the ever popular wall weavings and turns them into something functional. A pendant light! But not only is it covered with all the textural yarn, it can actually be made without any actual weaving! Yes! You heard that right. This fixture is made from my favorite faux weaving technique of using braided yarn, tassels, and roving to create all the fun patterns and texture of a traditional wall weaving but with half the work!
Isn’t it gorgeous?! Just look at all the colors and textures! As you can see, I used a seagrass basket as the base of the pendant light. Then I added on all the yarn tassels and braids, leaving a peek of the seagrass exposed for an added textural element. I don’t think I could love it more if I tried!
Materials to make your own DIY Faux Woven Yarn Pendant Light Fixture:
- Woven basket (seagrass, wicker, or rattan all work)
- Yarn in various colors and textures
- Roving in various colors
- Hot glue
- Pendant light kit (I love to get mine here)
Begin by making all your tassels and braids. For the braids, I braided roving for one look and then used multiple thin yarn strands and braided them together for other looks. For the tassels, you will want to wrap the yarn around your hand or a 4″ piece of cardboard about 15 times. Then use a 6″ piece of yarn to tie around the yarn through the loop. Then cut the opposite end of the yarn from where it is tied to create a tassel.
Once you have all your pieces, it’s time to assemble your weaving. For this step, I began by hot gluing the braids to the basket at various angles and around the top of the upside down basket. Then I hot glued on the tassels to fill in the gaps and then glued in roving tufts in places to look like a wall weaving with the fluffly roving balls.
Once the basket was covered, I poked a hole through the center of the top of the pendant and strung the light cord through the hole. This is a hardwired fixture, so I wired it up to the ceiling. But you can also make this pendant to use with a plug in light kit. You just might need to cut and rewire the plug end or the socket end so that you can feed the wire through the hole in the basket.
I love my new kitchen table light fixture! And it is definitely unique and different from anything else I have seen out on the market as far as lighting goes. Tell me, would you hang a fixture like this in your home?