Basket Pendant Light DIY Tutorial

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DIY Basket Pendant Light Tutorial How to

This DIY basket light pendant was such an easy project! Now our nursery has a beautiful, one-of-a-kind light fixture that adds so much character to the room!

Hey everyone! I can’t wait to show you how easy this DIY basket pendant light was. The best part about this project is that you can customize your light with literally any basket that you’d like!

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The basket I used is pretty special, it was my grandma’s. When she passed away my Mom took it, and when I told her about my idea for a basket light she pulled this one out right away.  

If you love the look of my basket, I would definitely recommend checking thrift stores! I see neat baskets at second hand stores all the time, and they are usually only a couple of bucks!

For this project I purchased a $15 light fixture from Amazon, but sadly it’s no longer available. I loved the modern lines and the way the brass tied in to the other hardware throughout the nursery. I love this fixture just as much, but it’s a bit more pricey.

Basket Pendant Light DIY Tutorial Step 1

First, my husband simply removed the existing shade.

He then ran the wire from the fixture through a fender washer, which kept the light in a straight, fixed position.

Please forgive my pregnant brain for not snapping a picture of this step. I’m not sure where my mind was, but in the following photos I have the washer labeled so that you can see what I’m referring to!

Basket Pendant Light DIY Tutorial Step 2

Next, he found the center of the basket and pulled the wire through, making sure the washer was left on the inside. 

DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial

Basket Pendant Light DIY Tutorial Step 3

Next, he fished the wire through any remaining lamp hardware.

DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial

Basket Pendant Light DIY Tutorial Step 4

Finally, my husband wired the basket pendant light to the ceiling.

DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial

And that’s it!! How easy was that? I keep wondering where else in my home I can add another basket pendant light, haha! I just love this adorable fixture! It just looks so beautiful when you turn the light on, too. 🙂

DIY Basket pendant light tutorial
DIY Basket pendant light tutorial

Here’s a full shot of the nursery – I love how the brass and wood ties in to all of the textures throughout the space.

DIY Basket pendant light tutorial

What do you guys think? I hope our DIY basket pendant light inspired you!

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4 Comments

  1. This is so sweet Andrea, and how special that the basket is a family heirloom! I have a basket pendant in my kitchen and have been wanting to swap out the light fixture part. Your idea about the washer is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Oh my goodness thank you Caitlin! That means so much coming from you, I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous home! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! 🙂

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