Add Beautiful Light to Your Backyard in 21 Different Ways
Ever come home later than expected and have to feel your way to the door from your vehicle? Or have a great yard for entertaining, but the lighting is anything but?
If you’re like me and find yourself in the dark most nights, and unable to enjoy your space, read on for some brilliant, and unique ways to brighten your situation with some awesome backyard lighting solutions.
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Add Beautiful Light to Your Backyard in 21 Ways
- Looking for Some Northern Forest Inspiration?
- Or Perhaps Something from Lonestar State is More Up Your Alley…
- No Matter Your Choices, Glowing Walkways Don’t Get Easier Than This
- Up For a Little Ping-Pong Under the Stars?
- Bring the Indoors, Out, With This Simple Lighting Hack!
- Take Advantage of Nature to Add Mood Lighting to Your Porch
- The Power of the Sun Will Light the Way
- Tree by Day, Light by Night
- Want the Originality, but None of the Hard Work?
- But When the Stars Fall From the Heavens to Light Your Way…
- Reuse, Recycle, Relight! Your Kitchen Holds the Key to Great Lighting!
- Want to Recycle Again?! Don’t Toss Those Tuna Cans!
- Don’t Just Brighten, But Sweeten Your Night With This Adorable Hack!
- Got a Glass Stash? Put Those Old Jelly Jars to Use!
- Wait! Rinse and Repeat!
- Someone’s Junk is Your…Lighting?
- Waterscape by Night?
- Big Jars, Little Jars, Funny Jars… MORE JAR IDEAS!
- Not Into DIY? Check Out This $1 Hack!
- MORE Uses For Those Jars
- Wine Bottle Chandelier – Need We Say More?
Follow these simple steps for an awesome outdoor lamp you don’t even need to plug in! First, visit your local thrift store and find an old lamp. Then, stop by the garden center and purchase your choice of a solar light. And finally, remove the top lighting piece from the stake, and place it where a bulb belongs.
Hint: If it doesn’t fit, use a little wall putty used to hang pictures on walls to secure it in the base.
To see more by this fabulous hacker, head here Princess Pinky Girl Backyard Hacks.
Venture into that cellar and pull out all those wine bottles you’ve been saving for a project, because one quick trip to the hardware store is all you need to create the original and reusable outdoor torches. Step by Step instructions along with a list of materials needed are already prepared for you. What are you waiting for!?
Customize your next party with a choice of cupcake liners placed over whatever stringed bulbs you have laying around. Cupcake liners can take some seriously high heat, but if you are worried about the heat put off by the bulb, try LED lights that stay cool to the touch! Cupcake lights are an easy and inexpensive way to look like a backyard lighting genius!
Jelly and canning jars come in all shapes and sizes, but what could be better than filling those with yummy things to eat? Using them for lighting of course! A roll of 16 gauge wire and your choice of jars, and you’ve got yourself some lighting that can be easily placed wherever you need a little ambiance. For DIY instructions for Hanging Jar Lantern.
All your canned goods are waiting eagerly for you to reincarnate them as fabulous lighting creations. All you need is a little wire, a hammer and a nail to repurpose a common pantry item into something sure to get your guests talking about just how crafty you are! Check out how to make tin can solar lights here!
Why enjoy your pond only by day when you can by night as well? Not to mention the romantic atmosphere a little lighting can add to the flow of of water! Easy to install, waterproof light housings are available for purchase here.
Still looking for ways to use up those jars? Look no further. Rubber bands and spray paint transform ANY jar into fun lighting for any surface. Looking for other ways to reuse your old treasures? Head over here to see what other suggestions this crafty hacker has in store.
Okay, you might have to put a little more effort into this project than opening your wallet, especially if you want to add color. But mostly it involves sticking the lights into the ball and (maybe) having to glue it into place. Simple? Definitely!
Hanging firefly lanterns are easy to make with a minimum amount of effort. This is a perfect project for those smaller sized jars and create a simplistic chandelier-type look when hung together over a dining setting.
This fabulous lighting hack requires a wine barrel bottom, some stringed lights, and leftover wine bottles. Recycling wine barrels is all the rage right now and are pretty easy to pick up in antique stores, wineries, and online. Just be sure to shop wisely and get a piece that is unfinished to save you some cash!
Backyard lighting can change the atmosphere of your outdoor space to be both inviting and artistic (not to mention how many stubbed toes you’ll avoid!). Whether you are planning a social gathering, or just for your own pleasure, lighting up your backyard will be sure to create an area that gets more use and is personalized to your taste.
Did you enjoy the list? Comment below which idea you liked best and plan on utilizing soon! And be sure to share with your friends what you plan on creating for your backyard paradise!