Project Guide

How to Make a Christmas Globe

1
Begin with Baskets
Begin with Baskets

Start with two 14-inch hanging baskets. Remove the coco liners and save them for another use.

2
Remove Chain
Remove Chain

Remove the chain from one of the baskets and set aside for another purpose. If you need help, use pliers to unhook the chain.

3
Put Together & Secure
Put Together & Secure

Turn the hanging basket with the chain upside down. Take the one without a chain and place it on the bottom of the first, forming a globe. Place the cable ties around the baskets, attaching the two.

4
String LED Lights
String LED Lights

Working with one strand of lights at a time, insert batteries into the LED battery packs, then place in the bottom of the globe. Attach each pack to the frame with a zip tie. This is a good time to hang the globe. Wrap the strand of lights, pole to pole, around the globe. Run the second string of lights in the same way, filling in any gaps.

5
Display and Switch On
Display and Switch On

Switch the battery packs on and enjoy hours of a glowing globe. Just imagine a series of Christmas light globes along a covered porch or framing an entryway.


Photo by Laura Mercer