DIY Basket Chandelier

I have been wanting a focal point chandelier above our bed as we do not have any ceiling lighting. It did not necessarily need to have light as we use lamps in the room.  Just something pretty to look at and fill in space. 

So after perusing Pinterest I decided I would find a basket to hang. Many of the ideas linked to either baskets that were no longer available or really expensive ones. So I thought I would come up with my own design.

I found a round shaped basket at HomeGoods and brought it home. It didn't have quite the weight I wanted so I grabbed this shell chandelier I had but wasn't using (that we purchased on our honeymoon in Cancun!) and hung it from inside the basket.

It was starting to look better but I needed just a little more. I tried hanging my felt ball garland I use on our fireplace and it was just the look I was wanting. So I used two strands of these wood bead garland on Amazon and used white twisty ties to tie them on.

Then I had my husband cut off the wire handles and my DIY was complete.

By no means anything fancy but I am very pleased with my little basket chandelier hack!