Wire Basket Planter Lamps

Mark Montano
by Mark Montano
2 Materials
Turn two old wire basket planters and some scrap fabric into a funky, fun patio lamp!
I used a colorful rag rug for my fabric strips but you could use old t-shirts or fabric scraps to match your decor. Up to you!
Watch how I did it here!
I used a rag rug for the different colored strips of fabric, but you could use strips of fabric that match your decor. Also, eco-friendly bulbs do not give off heat so they're perfect for a project like this and if you worry about heat from a lightbulb.
Suggested materials:
  • Rag Rugs   (99c Store)
  • Wire Baskets   (Home Depot)
Mark Montano
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  • Arlene Devroy Arlene Devroy on Jul 05, 2017
    Why didn't you put a pic of it lit in the dark?Does it look as nice?

  • Renae Shilling Renae Shilling on Aug 30, 2017
    could you make a bird house using this project?

  • Linda Kugel Hasha Linda Kugel Hasha on Sep 13, 2017
    Love the idea...and the curtains in the pic! Where did you find the curtains?

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  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Nov 04, 2022

    I bet it could even be just the one basket and it would give more light, but still be adorable! I love this. My mom loved silky blouses and I've been wanting to do a project with them that reminded me of her. These would be great under my covered porch and she loved sitting out there at dusk. Thanks for the idea.

  • CaliGal CaliGal on Jan 14, 2023

    Great inspiration, I like the suggestion to use one basket too allow more light. I love this look!! icon