If you want an outdoor basket light but do not want to hire an electrician, I have a hack for you! This is how to make a no electricity outdoor basket light.
I created a DIY no electricity outdoor basket pendant light using a solar light and a basket. This project only took minutes to make and install.
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I am participating in the One Room Challenge where I have 8 weeks to create a space in my home. The space that I am creating is our Lake House Outdoor Space. The outdoor space is going to be for entertaining and cooking on the grill. My desire is to have several spaces for people to sit and eat.
After searching my favorite stores and online, I could not find a wicker pendant light that I like. I wanted my light to be unique so I decided to make my own pendant lights.
Basket. I found my baskets at Marshalls and HomeGoods.
You can see the solar light panel above the grill in this photo. We easily mounted it from the beam and ran the cord along one of the beams.
Since I will be using the outdoor kitchen at night, I needed a fairly bright light. We do not have an electrical circuit that could handle more electrical load so we decided a solar light would work perfectly. I paid $12 for the basket and $35 for the solar light. There are cheaper outdoor solar lights than I used but I needed a longer cord and I wanted a brighter light.
The light below might work also.
It is cheaper than the one I used but it is not as bright and the cord is not as long.
The instructions are so easy!
Poke a small piece of wire through the center of the top of the basket.
Tie a piece of cord or whatever you are using to hang the basket light from your beam or ceiling.
The solar light cord unscrews in two pieces which makes it perfect to push through your basket.
Attach it to your ceiling.
My basket handles so I removed the handles with scissors.
The reason that I used some cord or rope along with the cord of the solar light is to help take the weight off the solar light cord.
There is plenty of light at night from all of the string lights so the light over the table doesn’t need to be very bright. I found my basket at HomeGoods and I think it looks like a Serena and Lily Scallop Basket. I just love it!
You could also use a puck light if you do not need a stronger solar light. Google “the magic light trick” to see how.