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These colorful lights may look like they’re made from metal, but they’re actually made from recycled cardboard! This cheap (or free!) material gives you lots of room to play with shape and color. To re-create this approach, cut squares for the top and bottom, then cut eight strips to run between them. Cut a hole in the center of the top square, big enough to fit the light socket of your pendant light kit. Cut notches into the base and side pieces and fit them together as shown, then spray-paint the whole thing in the color of your choice. Once it’s dry, fit the cardboard form onto your light kit, and hang it with pride.
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