How to Convert an Ikea Hanging Pendant Lamp Into Really Cool Exploding Death Star Lamp

IKEA Death Star Lamp

German costumer Maria Krüger shared her method for turning an IKEA PS 2014 hanging pendant lamp into a really cool exploding Death Star lamp.

This project was floating around the internet for a while and I was always fascinated by the Death Star idea. With my boyfriend moving in and the new space caused by a larger flat, the possibility was there and I took it ;) Since I haven’t found an Instructable of this project here, I thought I will give it a try for my first time.

Hanging Death Star


Ikea Pendant Lamp

Spray Paint


Darker Gray

images via Maria Krüger

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