Remember my Mason jar solar lights? Well, I had a few solar lights left over from the Dollar Tree that I wanted to use . Of course, I tried to use them in the cheapest way possible. I bet you can't guess where I bought these baskets? I know I am so predictable, but I love my Dollar Tree!
I thought the baskets had the perfect shape to be hung like a pendant or they were just cute sitting!
The first thing I did was spray paint them.I used the colors Fern by Rustoleum for the stripe in the middle and Ivory by Krylon for the rest of the basket. I have found it easier to paint a whole object the color of the stripe and then go back and apply the color that will be the main color. I just used painter's tape to cover up the green to make the stripe.
After my baskets were done drying I was then ready to add the solar light. I just wanted the light and not the stakes so I un-screwed the top of the solar light off the stake and measured the solar panel (the black square) so I knew where I would be cutting the hole.
I used chalk to mark where I would be cutting the hole. The hardest part about making the hole was trying to get it started. I had to cut a few of the weaves in the basket and then I was able to work my way around to make a square.
I then took some gorilla glue and glued the top part of the solar under the hole I just cut.
The cut hole looked a little jagged so I hot glued some clothes line that I bought at the Dollar Tree around the square. I then added a little loop to make the basket hang.
I have a basket sitting on my patio and one on a shepherd's hook. I think these would also be great to use when camping or fun to hang from a porch. Not too bad for a few dollars!
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