Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

by on May 16, 2013

A hanging glass bottle with a tea light in it.Happiness Is Blog

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your own lanterns and light fixtures? Check out these inventive DIY ideas.   

Two photos showing of DIY outdoor lights.

1. Karen used a clay pot from the dollar store to make this beautiful modern hanging lamp. See how she did it here. [Photo: The Art of Doing Stuff]

2. These simple yet striking lights only took an hour to make… check out the tutorial here. [Photo: The 100 Block]

Examples of using bottles and shot glasses to make candles.

3. Create your own succulent chandelier by hanging a pot rack from your deck roof and arranging mason jar candles and succulent plants on top. Beautiful! [Photo: Erin Ever After]

4. Find out how to make your own hanging wine bottle lantern here. [Photo: Happiness Is Blog]

5. Recycle some more bottles by making these pretty oil lanterns. Read the tutorial here. [Photo: Fresh Home Ideas]

Different types of outdoor lights.

6. Use a couple of solar garden stake lights to convert an old chandelier into a weather-friendly backyard version. Find out how here. [Photo: Simple Details Blog]

7. You’ll never guess how Sarah made this gorgeous large-scale outdoor light… head on over to her blog to find out. [Photo: Pinterest]

8. A tuna can is the most important part of this elegant hurricane lamp. Read more here. [Photo: In My Own Style]

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