How to turn a planter into a light fixture

Found A wire plant holder at a yard sale in Edgewater, July 31 at 2pm. The process I love the look of industrial wire lighting, so I used a yard-sale find...
Photograph: Diana Durkes
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Found A wire plant holder at a yard sale in Edgewater, July 31 at 2pm.
The process I love the look of industrial wire lighting, so I used a yard-sale find to create my own. First I made a holder to fit the bottom opening of the planter. I cut a short length from a wire coat hanger and hooked it around a couple of rows of the planter until tight and secure. Then I threaded an affordable light kit through the center of the planter and positioned the light where I wanted it. To keep it there, I tied the cord in a knot around my homemade holder. The fixture can be plugged into a wall outlet and hung from a hook in the ceiling, or hire an electrician to hang it directly from the ceiling.

The materials Yard-sale planter, $5; light kit, $10 at Cost Plus World Market (locations around the city, worldmarket.com); wire cutters, $12 at Lowe’s (locations around the city, lowes.com). Total cost: $27

—Collected and salvaged by Diana Durkes (finedivingchicago.com)

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