There are two methods for electrifying a repurposed tub or bucket: plug-in or hard-wire. Hard-wire is the best fit for interior use, but it also requires long-term commitment. Plug-in allows the pendant to be used in several locations either temporarily or long-term. For plug-in electrification, loosen screws inside of the plug, expose positive and negative wires using wire strippers, wrap wires around screws, then tighten with screwdriver.
Use drill and 1/2” drill bit to add a small hole in center of tub or bucket. Next, with the tub or bucket turned upside down, hold the plug end of the lamp wire in hand, fish the raw end of the lamp wire through the hole and down inside the bucket.
In order to keep each rope secure inside of the tub or bucket, wrap the end of rope with baling wire approximately 3 inches up from the tip. The thick, long baling wire will reinforce the edge of the rope and keep it held firmly in place. Baling wire will be added to all four ropes.
Secure the first rope and the lamp wire in place by wrapping the rope with baling wire. Pull the opposite end of first rope across the top of the tub or bucket, then secure with baling wire. Repeat the process for the second strand of rope. Secure pendant to a ceiling surface with heavyweight hooks or hook eyes.