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23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Sugar and Charm

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time to step up our patio game... and lighting is one of the most important elements of a functional outdoor space. So today we're sharing 23 of our very favorite outdoor lighting projects. Click through to check 'em out!   

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Build-Basic

1. Upgrade any solar light with some wood to create this gorgeous path light. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Build-Basic]

 

23 Super Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Bob Vila

2. Give string lights a colorful makeover using water bottles and spray paint! Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Bob Vila]

 

23 Super Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Grow Creative Blog

3. Transform tin cans into beautiful luminaries using this simple tutorial. [Photo: Grow Creative Blog]

 

23 Super Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: In My Own Style

4. Gather up some glass globes and chain to create a few of these pretty hanging lights. Learn more here. [Photo: In My Own Style]

 

23 Super Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: The Flair Exchange

5. For a fun twist on #4, give this macramé idea a try. Just grab some cord and head over here to check out the instructions. [Photo: The Flair Exchange]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Christmas Lights Etc.

6. Put rope lighting on pathways for a simple and attractive addition to the yard. Learn more here. [Photo: Christmas Lights Etc.]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo:  Creme de la Craft

7. Add some pizzazz to plain old string lights with this easy DIY. [Photo:  Creme de la Craft]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Sunset

8. Create the look of a fire pit without, well, the fire. Check it out here. [Photo: Sunset]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Hey Gorgeous

9. Here's another easy way to dress up a set of string lights... head over here for the instructions. [Photo: Hey Gorgeous]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: City Farmhouse

10. No place to attach bistro lights? Try this easy planter solution. [Photo: City Farmhouse]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: The Frugal Homemaker

11. Learn how to turn mason jars into rustic style tiki torches with this great tutorial. [Photo: The Frugal Homemaker]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Woon Blog

12. You can also transform mason jars into real electric outdoor lights with edison bulbs using this tutorial. [Photo: Woon Blog]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo:  Brit + Co.

13. If you prefer candlelight (or if you don't have an outdoor outlet), try this project which uses jute string to hang jars from trees. [Photo:  Brit + Co.]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo:  Design*Sponge

14. Turn a wine bottle into a gorgeous wall-mounted torch using  this tutorial. [Photo:  Design*Sponge]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Emmaline Bride

15. Mason jars are so versatile, aren't they? This project uses floating candles to create a beautiful centerpiece. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Emmaline Bride]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Don't Waste The Crumbs

16. Keep the pesky mosquitos away by making your own citronella candles.  Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Don't Waste The Crumbs]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: My Home My Style

17. Turn copper piping into beautiful tiki torches with this clever tutorial. [Photo: My Home My Style]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Running With Scissors

18. Add some serious style to the perimeter of your yard with these pretty little solar lights that are mounted on decorative hooks. Get all the details  here. [Photo: Running With Scissors]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Interiors Designed

19. Adorn a planter with some solar tiki lights... find out how here. [Photo: Interiors Designed]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Sugar and Charm

20. Turn those empty liquor bottles into tabletop torches using this great tutorial. [Photo: Sugar and Charm]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Tatertots & Jello

21. Add some personalized charm to your outdoor space with a fun marquee light. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Tatertots & Jello]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: In My Own Style

22. Turn a tuna can into a pretty lantern using this genius how-to. [Photo: In My Own Style]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
Photo: Hey There Home

23. Transform an old chandelier into a beautiful outdoor candelabra using this quick and easy tutorial. [Photo: Hey There Home]

 

23 Clever DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects
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