DIY Hanging Wire Basket On An Old Pulley

"Old Pulleys" are this month's choice for our blogger challenge
and I am soooo excited, because I happened to have an old pulley at home already.
I found the pulley last year at an Antique store and
have been meaning to do something
fun with it.
We have this trellis along the walkway in
front of the house, the perfect spot
to hang something from.
I've been hesitant to grow climbing vines or other
plants from the trellis, because I am afraid it
might damage the wood in the long run, but the
trellis needed a little "dressing up".
I think this little "DIY chandelier" is a lot more fun
and interesting than a hanging flower basket would be.
The candles are the battery operated ones,
I even have a remote to turn them on and off,
plus they won't melt in the sun (not sure how
they will do in the rain
So here is how I made it:
I actually had all the supplies at home already. The vintage pulley
was an Antique store find and so was the wire basket. I also had
some battery operated candles at home, you can find those
reasonably priced, at places like Home Goods, Marshall's or
TJ Max. I also needed rope, twine and Moss (fake or real).
I secured the rope onto the basket by tying knots
on the handles of the basket and used the twine to secure
the knots better, since they were a bit loose due to
the thickness of the rope.
I used clear plastic bags to cover the bottom
of the basket.
I placed the candles in the basket and
added some fake moss.
I simply tied the pulley to the trellis with the rope.How do you guys like it? I am so happy to be part
of this monthly challenge because it forces me
to create something unique and special each month!!!!

Suggested materials:

  • Rope  (JoAnnes)
  • Battery Operated Candles  (Home Goods)
  • Fake Moss  (JoAnnes)
See all materials

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
22 Ideas To Make Your Terra Cotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
15 Affordable DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now!
Christine @ Little Brags

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question

Join the conversation

2 of 49 comments
Your comment...