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You know you’re a slave to the Target Dollar Spot. Just like every other red-blooded woman in America. Target Dollar Spot is the place where you can load up on all the things you don’t need. Except for the wastebasket used into today’s DIY. This wastebasket is a must have. It’s costs THREE DOLLARS, friends. And for the low, low price of THREE DOLLARS, you can be on your way to a showstopper pendant lamp that is DIYable in a matter of minutes! Let me show you how it’s done.

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

YOU’LL NEED:

A wire wastebasket – I got mine from the Target Dollar Spot for THREE DOLLARS!

Faux Flowers

Wire Cutters

Floral Wire

A pendant light cord

A hot glue gun

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP ONE:

Remove the floral bloom from its plastic stem. Just pull it off.

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP TWO:

Use wire cutters to trim the floral wire into a 4-6″ length

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP THREE:

Add a healthy dollop of hot glue to the end of the floral wire

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP FOUR

Insert the glue-end of the wire into the hole in the bottom of the faux flower bloom. Let the glue dry completely

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP FIVE:

Add a little more glue along the edge of the wire and flower. This will make sure everything is securely in place.

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP SIX

Wrap the floral wire around the edge of the wastebasket. Continue doing this all around the wastebasket until the complete edge is full of flowers.

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

STEP SEVEN:

Feed the pendant lamp cord up through the inside of the wire basket. That’s it!

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp | damask love

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A LITTLE $3 WASTEBASKET! It can grow up to become a DIY wastebasket pendant lamp!

the wastebasket for this project is from Target Dollar Spot, June 2017

16 thoughts on “DIY Wastebasket Pendant Lamp

  1. It’s beautiful! What is the lamp hanging from? Forgive me, I’m not getting the concept. ? I want to make this, I love your DIY projects!

  2. When we moved one of the movers forgot the Lamp Shade for our lamp. He could never be recontacted to get back the Shade. I have never thought of a garbage can for a Lamp Shade, just wonderful. Now I can replace the shade we lost!!

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