Except rainy season, I would love to spend every evening in my backyard. It gets warmer and warmer outside. It is the perfect time for to plan a barbecue or other backyard get-togethers with your families and friends.
All you need is the right lighting to set the mood. Lighting is always important in any space that you spend a lot of time in. From string lights to lanterns to repurposed chandeliers, here are ten DIY ways to add a little homemade sparkle to your outdoor spaces.
Keep the party going all night. You will thank these DIY outdoor lights later. Many of these DIY lighting ideas are cheap and need materials, like the chandelier made from a hula hoop. Recycled materials also take center stage, with Mason jars and wine bottles stepping into the spotlight.
Lets have a look. Follow the links after each diy for step by step instructions. Happy crafting guys.
1. Upcycled Plastic Bottle Frosted Garden Lights
Recycle plastic bottles into cute party lights. It isn’t tough and can be made in less than an hour. These frosted garden lights will look so stunning in the night. Start by trimming the bottles and then apply a coat of frosted spray. This is so easy to do DIY which helps to make such gorgeous outdoor lights. Are you going to upcycle your old plastic bottles today?Source/Tutorial: easypapercrafts
2. Repurposed Tomato Cage Outdoor Chandelier
By reusing your old metal tomato cage, you can make this rustic chandelier for your garden. Its a simple yet beautiful DIY outdoor lighting project. You can add on other material to decorate it more. Source/Tutorial: consumercrafts
3. DIY Tiki Torches
Tiki torches are not new to me. I have seen people using them in rural areas. I love them. Make these tiki torches with old glass bottles and some replacement wicks and tiki torch oil. Trust me they are so so easy to make. They just look awesome! And they’re the perfect backyard lighting and decoration for summertime. Next time when you enjoy a refreshing beer with friends, remember to save the bottles to make these nice DIY outdoor lights. Source/Tutorial: adventures-in-making
4. DIY Citronella Candles
If your favorite thing in the summer is warm nights outside, then likely one of your least favorite things is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in cans is a great recycling project that is inexpensive , effective and works as a great DIY Backyard light project. These Citronella candles are perfect for lighting up your garden. Super easy to make. You can reuse empty tin cans or mason jars to save some money. I think its an adorable way to upcycle tin cans. Source/Tutorial: gardentherapy
5. DIY Colorful Sunshine Jars
These little jars contain solar lights. Dont you think they will look great in your garden. Use tissue or crepe paper to make the sunny golden effect. These lights are great to place in your garden. Source/Tutorial: foxandfeather
6. Adorable DIY Cupcake Lights
This one is my favorite. To make these cupcake lights you need very little time and it hardly cost any. Start with some cupcake liners and clear lights.Trust me they look so stunning in the night. Hang these lights on the porch or on stakes or trees. If you’re using these indoors – the paper liners are fine. However, outdoor use won’t stand up to rain – so you’ll have to slip them off when you’re through. Video/Tutorial: cfabbridesigns
7. Upcycled Pickle Jar Stained Glass Lanterns
Empty pickle jars are of great use to make these lights. You need some colorful tissue paper triangles to make these giant pickle jar DIY lanterns. Source/ Tutorial: hellonatural.co
8. Recycled Tin Can Lanterns
How many times I am going to tell you the importance of empty tin cans in the craft world. If you have some used tin cans then you can turn those old empty tin cans into these gorgeous little lanterns for your garden. Its going to be a really fun DIY recycle project to try. Source/Tutorial: growcreative
9. This DIY Washi Tape Lanterns
Combine washi tape and a glass jar and you’ve got yourself a beautiful lantern. Find a washi tape with a nice pattern and be sure not to repeat the pattern when you tape it onto the glass jar. When done, light a tea light and set the mood. Follow this tutorial for further instructions. Source/Tutorial: morningcreativity.com
10. Cute DIY Shuttlecock Garden Lights
I am so surprised to see this creative idea. Shuttlecock lights!! What?? I think these shuttlecock lights are so perfect for your garden. They are super easy to make. You do need a bunch of shuttlecocks. Shuttlecocks are not that expensive. Once you have them, then you just add garland lights. Its that simple.
How many of these amazing ideas do you think you’ll attempt this year? I hope you will try atleast one of these amazing DIY Garden Lighting Ideas. Wishing you an amazing happy crafting time 🙂
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