DIY Wireless Wall Sconce

Bring some light into your home without calling an electrician with this clever DIY Wireless Wall Sconce hack from Nesting with Grace!

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Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month I chose to try out an easy hack for adding a wireless wall sconce by Nesting with Grace.  This DIY is the most clever way to add light to your space without needing to wire it. Imagine, having light with no power…genius!

Grace actually shared two posts about this hack.  In her first post, DIY SCONCES TO HAVE LIGHT WITHOUT POWER “MAGIC LIGHT TRICK”, Brooke shared how she first used this hack. Then, in her follow up post, she includes a helpful video to help you with her magic light trick.

If you have been following along, you know that I had grand plans for our basement rec room as part of the $100 room challenge.  Well, the basement turned out to be a much bigger project than I anticipated.  Once we started tackling this neglected space, my project list grew. I knew that I wanted to add more lighting to the basement, particularly near the stairs. This quick and easy trick is perfect for adding light to this dark space!

To start with, I ordered this Design House Mason 1 Light Wall Light in Oil Rubbed Bronze from Amazon. I chose this sconce for a couple of reasons. I really like the farmhouse look of this sconce, and with the opaque shade, the puck light would not be seen.  Planning ahead, I also ordered a Wireless Remote Control LED Puck Light 2 pack.  I ordered the 2 pack because I had already started thinking of all of the places I could add touches of light throughout my home.



This project was one of the quickest and easiest that I ever have done!  It took about 5 minutes to complete.  



  • wall sconce
  • LED puck lights
  • light socket adapter (I purchased mine at our local hardware store)
  • batteries

I thought I would need my glue gun, but the puck lights came with a double-sided foam adhesive.


  1. Screw the light socket adapter into the sconce.
  2. Take off the top of the puck light and insert the batteries.
  3. Place the double-sided foam adhesive on the back of the puck light and attach it to the light socket adapter.
  4. Screw the anchor into the wall.
  5. Attach the wall sconce to the anchor with the cap.
  6. Use the remote control to operate.




That’s it! As a result of this simple hack, this dark staircase leading down to my basement now has some light.

Do you have any places in your home where you could use a little extra light?


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  1. This is awesome! We could totally use these in our basement too.

  2. I am so excited you shared this! In the process of planning an RV makeover and would love to add some country/rustic charm. We have one of these fixtures in the closet that stopped working so all I would have to add is a puck light and, well, the rest of it (LOL).

  3. Mother of 3 says:

    Oh that is a great idea and so much easier than trying to run a wire! Love how it turned out. We’re working on finishing off our basement (and have been for YEARS). It’s a huge project and we’re doing all the work ourselves. Best of luck to you! Pinned.

  4. Great pin-spired idea, Lynne! I love this solution for those hard-to-wire spaces. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much, Julie. Yes, love this easy and inexpensive hack! Wishing you a great week ahead, my friend!

  5. This is such a cool project!! I don’t mess with electricity so your trick will work for me too. Pinning

  6. Lynne, I have a couple of those dark areas too. Now that hubby is recently retired, I’m going to have him take a looksie to install one or two in my home.

  7. How smart is this! Such a great idea! I know several places in my house where I could use this trick!

    1. Thank you, Roseann! Glad it is helpful! I am definitely hooked and have more places where I would like to add more of these sconces.

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! It was such an easy project to give us some much needed light! Have a great week!

  8. This is such a great trick and I’ve been meaning to do it over my bookcases. Love the light you chose!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I bet it will look great over your bookcases. With so many great lighting choices to hide the light, it is a great hack!

  9. Great idea. Those puck lights are unfortunately super ugly but this hides that. My closet light doesn’t work anymore and I don’t want to mess with the wiring to fix it so I may try a version of this.

  10. I need to adapt this idea for a space over my washer and dryer. Even though the room has lighting, it’s too dark above the machines. Love this! I’m sure it’s really nice in your basement space.

    1. I am so glad this is helpful, Shirely! I can’t wait to see how you incorporate it in your laundry area! Have a great week ahead!

  11. How clever is this! There so many remote control type light sources out there now! I love how you incorporated a light fixture for a really cool look! Love it!

  12. This is a great idea for those hard to light spaces.

  13. What a great hack, its surely make a big difference.

  14. Ok, this is genius and so much easier than trying to hardwire. Got me thinking of where I can do this 🙂 Pinned.

  15. These are great and could be used in a lot places. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh my goodness! This idea is absolutely genius. I have an area in my kitchen where I would like a wall sconce but do not want more holes in the wall and I have no idea how to connect wiring where there is none, so this would be absolutely perfect.

    p.s. I found you through the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop at First Day of Home and I am so glad I did!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Mary Beth! I am so happy to connect with you and glad that you find this idea helpful! Wishing you a great week ahead!

  17. Our basement is neglected, too! Partially because the stairs are dark and kind of creepy! Better lighting would definitely lower the creepy factor. Once you get past the staircase, the room is pretty cool. Thanks for a great idea! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  18. I love it. This would be perfect for our “cottage” that doesn’t have electricity but is a work space/hang out space for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  19. This is so cool! I’m actually thinking of a few places I could use a light like this!

  20. Genius! Thank you for sharing this hack. I love the light fixture you chose! I will be saving this as we might have to redecorate some of our rooms pretty soon…changes are happing in this little family 🙂

  21. Lisa Carol-Eiswirth says:

    so I purchased these items but cant figure how to get it flush. the center bolt sticks out and if I screw forward I cant get the decorative nut on. I don’t want to drill I giant hole in the middle. How did you actually hang this?

  22. Although these wall sconces are just adorable, I couldn’t see myself doing this with puck lights.
    I wanted mine for each side of the bed. I actually found lights that I love on Amazon that are battery operated. No way was I going through the hassle of wiring a light into the wall! The only drawback with these battery operated are that they are pricy, although after looking at the list price of yours as well as the puck set up, It’s actually about the same price so now I don’t feel so bad buying them..lol. I could also use extra lighting in a few places too so looks like I’ll be buying either mine or yours again. Yours does make for a nice light over the stairs. I really just wanted more of a decorative look in the bedroom but the extra light sure makes it nice for reading.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Shirley! Your battery lights sound wonderful. I love that there are so many options these days!!

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