Basket DIY light fixture


I’ve been redecorating my kitchen over the last few months and I will finally be posting the reveal tomorrow! I just need to finish going through all of the pic’s I took. However here’s a fun little project we completed a few months ago. The pic’s aren’t great, but they work. ;)

Over Spring break (yeah I know…FOREVER ago) my husband helped me make a DIY light fixture. I found this fun old basket on clearance at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be a super cute light fixture for my kitchen. I headed to Lowes and found a light fixture starter kit and my husband worked his magic.

DIY light fixture

First we cut off the handles with a saw. Then we drilled a hole in the center of the basket for the wires to go through. After that I gave it a few coats of blue spray paint. Once it was dry I hand painted chalk board paint on to the front. Finally we put the wires through the hole, screwed in the connector pieces (read directions on your kit carefully) and then placed a funky vintage light bulb in. I found the light bulb at Lowes as well.


I love how it turned out.  It gives my kitchen a fun and unique feel. You could do this with differnt baskets or planters. I’d love to see if you try it. I’ll be doing my full kitchen makeover tomorrow, so make sure to come back and see it!

Looking for more DIY projects? Check out my project gallery!


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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4 comments on “Basket DIY light fixture”

  1. Oh, I’m so glad you posted this! In the area we live in there are many many stores dedicated to amazing light fixtures that are so imaginative and creative, but they’re price tags are insane! I love this idea, plus making it yourself and selecting the parts that will go into it is way more fun! Thanks for sharing. (By the way, read your kitchen remodel post too. Y’all did an amazing job. It’s gorgeous!)


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