Wicker Basket Lampshade

Wicker Basket Lampshade
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Looking forward to those lazy summer nights, lounging in your garden? For an easy way to make the space yours, this DIY wicker lampshade adds a new layer of comfort. Made with an old basket and a Dremel 4000, in two simple steps, this custom lampshade is the ultimate hack to improving our outdoor space. Check out our complete guide to create yours!

You need

Cut the hole for the cord

Cut the hole for the cord using the Dremel 4000 Rotary tool

You need:

First, clamp your wicker basket to a workbench and set-up your Dremel® 4000 Rotary Tool with the EZ Lock Cutting Wheel- EZ409. Before you cut, make sure you have the proper safety glasses and wear a face mask. Once you are ready, slice a hole just large enough for the cord of your light to string through. TIP: When using the EZ Lock Cutting Wheel, it works best to set your tool to full speed <35,000>. Remember to let the speed of the tool do the work and do not apply excess pressure to the portion of the basket you wish to cut. For best results, make sure the hole you cut is just large enough, for the cord to fit but not slip through.


Sting your cord through the basket

Sting the cord through the basket

You need:

To secure the basket to the string of lights, carefully string the cord of the lightbulb through the hole you just cut. TIP: For best results we recommend using low-voltage outdoor sting lights. Once the cord is strung through the basket you’re ready to hang it up and hangout outside in your new space!


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.