I like using unusual things for making lamps. Pendant lamps are my favorite.
Take 2 wire planter baskets, wire them mouth to mouth with smaller pieces of wire. Using Elmer's glue past on paper over them and let dry. Push your light fixture through the top and wire in place and hang and enjoy.
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Wire plant baskets, small pieces of wire, Elmer's Glue, 1" wide paintbrush, scissors, light fixture with bulb and cord to insert in lamp when finished.