DIY Basket Light
Basket with easy-to-remove handles (we purchased ours here)
(**easy-to-remove handles constitute as handles that have been wrapped & tied
around rim of basket and not integrated as part of original weaving of the basket**)
Electrical Ceiling Kit (we purchased ours here)
Aprox. Cost: $50
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Heavy Duty Pair of Scissors
Step 1: Using your heavy duty scissors or a cutting tool, carefully remove handles from basket
Once handles have been completely removed, flip basket upside down and draw an outline of the light socket using marker.
Step 3: Using hot glue gun, place a thick bead of glue around the outside of your circle. This ensures that the basket holds together even if you cut an important strand of the weaving.
Once your glue is dry go ahead and drill a few holes along the edge of the circle you drew. This makes it easier to cut out the rest of the circle with your cutting tool leaving you with a 1.5" hole. Your hole does not have to be pretty (see our pics).
Take your electrical ceiling kit
and insert lightbulb socket through 1.5" hole and secure with lock washer.
Use a certified electrician to install light unto ceiling, add your glass bulb and you are done!
Congrats on making a basket ceiling light!!
Ray & Karla