Inspired by: Basket Lights

Inspired by: Basket Lights

Emily Smith
Jun 2, 2011

Looking for some unique outdoor lighting? Or, have too many baskets that don't have a use? This is a pretty simple idea that would be really fun to play with. Try a single hanging basket in the middle of your kitchen, or a string of tiny baskets on your deck. Baskets are also a fairly easy thing to make and source materials for. Most of the grasses are available in your own neighbourhood! (depending on where that is). I could see a lot of creative implementations of this simple idea.

1. Fair Trade, artisan hand woven wicker lamps from chile. The project -developed by The Andes House- uses wicker crafting techniques from a town just south from Santiago de Chile. via Treehugger

2. Dip-Dyed basket pendant lights. Painted pendant lights from Free People's summer displays. As seen on Poppytalk, with a DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart.

3. Lights made from apple baskets. Because the wood strips on these are thin enough to let a warm glow through, they work great for lantern shades in covered outdoor spaces. Check out how to put one of these together here.

4. Indoor basket lights from Just Beachy

5. Basket light, Just Beachy.

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