Wicker Basket Lamp Shade

Jess | Pretty Living
by Jess | Pretty Living
3 Materials
1 Hour

I had a beautiful wicker basket that I wanted to repurpose, so I decided to try turn it into a lamp shade for my daughters room.

Wicker basket

The first thing I did was remove the “floor” of the basket. I did this with some pliers, just gently cutting around the circle.

Removing the bottom

Next, I removed the support wire from her old shade. I then cut off the top circle as the wicker basket was larger so it would be too small to use.

Removing the support circle

I then adjusted the wires by bending them outwards slightly to fit snug into the wicker basket. I also bent the ends slightly so that I could tuck them into some of the weaving of the basket.

Adjusting the support wires
Tucking the ends into the weave

I then put the shade onto the lamp to check that it was sitting straight. Once I was happy with how it sat, I then put some Selleys Hold Up glue around the ends of the wires to keep them in place.

Gluing the support to the basket

Lastly, I put the globe back in and it was finished! (*Note: I use a LED globe, they are cooler than other globes so it won’t heat up the basket.)

This was such a quick and easy little project. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and most importantly my daughter loved it. 👌🏻

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End result 👌🏻
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  • Nancy curtis Nancy curtis on Jul 28, 2020

    Did you make the dollies that are framed? I want to do that but can’t find embroidery hoops. Did you use something else

  • Nhill5 Nhill5 on Nov 12, 2020

    Could this be a possible fire hazard?

  • Darlene Moore- Krohn Darlene Moore- Krohn on Jun 22, 2024

    would I need to be careful of light bulb size to avoid the dried basket from overheating possibly catching on fire? LED’ s don’t get hot do they as you can see I don’t pay attention to such things except fire is a bit worrisome.

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  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Jul 25, 2021

    Love it , very creative . I'm so glad you didn't throw it away !!!

  • Robyn Robyn on Jul 24, 2022

    I really like this idea to bring in more organic textures into any room.

    Thank you for the clear instructions on how to achieve this look, it's definitely a project I am excited to try this fall!