hanging X pendant light plans

I have been wanting to upgrade the nasty brass boob lights in my kitchen and my hallway since the day I moved in. However, I don’t usually change out lights until I redo the room. It is an unwritten Infarrantly Creative rule.

So I waited for 2 1/2 years until I finished the kitchen to upgrade them. Don’t worry, eventually, the brass boobs weren’t even noticeable to me. HA!

Today though, there are these gorgeous X hanging pendant lights that I made for less than $20 each.

Total overall size: 12″ tall by 10″ wide by 10″ deep.

I fell in love with a few wooden X hanging pendants I found on different sites online. I almost purchased the one from World Market but it was bigger than what I wanted and a little two rectangular for the space.  I knew I could make it for a fraction of the price.

And yes indeed I made it for just the cost of the pendant kit which was right around $20. But these were the inspiration…


Lamps Plus | Target | Wayfair | World Market


  • (4) 1″ x 1″ x 12″
  • (8) 1″ x 1″ x 8″
  • 3/4″ x 3/4″ pieces varies 1″ x 3″ x 8″
  • Wood Glue
  • Saw
  • Kreg Jig (optional)

  • Air Nail Gun
  • Hanging Pendant Light Kit
  • Drill

How To Make an X Hanging Pendant

Don’t be afraid of the X’s. They really are pretty easy once you get the hang of them.

I used Minwax Weathered Oak followed by Minwax Classic Gray.  

It love the brown and wood tones combined.

I purchased a hanging pendant light kit at Lowes but it is cheaper on Amazon.

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