I have been admiring the beautiful basket lights from Serena and Lily and other amazing home décor box stores and wanted to recreate my own and add a natural element in our dining room. We are pretty budget friendly over here and if there is a DIY hack to something I love with a similar outcome, I’m all over it. So that’s where this basket light idea came from originally, a “I can save us money and do that myself”.
Supplies needed for this project:
- Pendent fitter
- Light bulb
- Drill + bits
- Tape Measure
- Handy person to hang the light
Total cost of this project was $50.
I was on a mission but what I was finding is that it’s pretty hard to find a basket that will actually look good as a light. I didn’t want something flimsy or small and I also didn’t want handles. I needed something large but not to heavy with a fun weave, no handles and a sturdy bottom to support being hung upside-down. After searching for several weeks I ended up at World Market. They have the best basket selection and I was so excited when not only did they have the perfect basket but it was on sale too! woohoo!
Here is the basket I purchased. I also love these too 1. 2. 3. I love all the options that World Market had to offer. This is not a sponsored post, I just truly love when a store has this many options. It saves me from running all over town and taking my littles in and out of the car.
Here is the light fitting I purchased from Menards. I do see that online it only comes in limited colors where as mine is white and it is less expensive in the store. I think its $13.99. So if you have a local Menards, go in the store to purchase it if you can.
Next step is super simple. Flip your basket upside down and measure the width of the basket. Take your drill and start drilling a hole right in the center of the basket.
Next you take your light fitting and pull the cord through so that the light bulb section is in the center of the basket. For our light we used a 40 watt bulb but if you want the light to shine like a normal light I recommend getting a brighter light bulb.
And there you go. You hand the light up like a normal light fixture (don’t ask me how to do that, that’s Mr MSBs job). Its truly super simple and add so much texture and warmth to your room.
I hope that you enjoyed this DIY tutorial and find it helpful and easy to apply to your own home. The total cost of this DIY was a little under $50 which is a huge difference from the $298 + shipping version. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.