Some of the best DIY lamp ideas are the most simple to make and allow you to personalize it in your own way, just like the print out paper lights we mentioned here. Take this pendant light that Allison of Paisley Sprouts created. Here she takes the standard, well known paper lantern. Then cuts dozens of 5” circles out of vintage maps and hot glues them onto the lantern. The result is a wonderful, personalized pendant light for her baby’s bedroom. And as we said before, the great thing is that you can adapt this project to your own style by cutting out circles from beach photos, gardening/music/car magazines, or anything you like (even fabric and use glue to harden it).