Outdoor lights are one of my favorite things ever: they create the perfect settings for dinners with loved ones and happy moments under the stars.
If you are an outdoor lover like me, you will most likely be inspired by many of these enchanting yet super easy DIY outdoor lights.
Most of them takes less than 1 hour to make, using very simple and easy to find materials! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Here’s a slideshow of some of the lights we will be exploring!
1, 2. Want to create some ambiance instantly?
Place wooden poles or branches in buckets of sand, clip or tie some market string lights / globe lights. You can also make a few permanent poles set in concrete to hang these outdoor lights. ( Source 1 | 2 )
3 . Almost free yet so gorgeous: some botanical clippings, a few drops of vegetable oil, and water…
Easy enough, right? The magic wick is the secret. Tutorial here.
4, 5, 6. Three variations on solar mason jar lanterns, aka DIY Sun Jars!
First you will need solar mason jar lid inserts or hack a few solar path lights. Glue or tape them to the inside of a glass jar, and let the sun do its work.
It is easy to add colors or patterns. If you want to tint mason jars or other glass jars, add 9 drops of food coloring and 1 teaspoon water to every tablespoon of Mod Podge, mix and coat the inside of each jar. Bake at 200 Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
7, 8. Magic of tea lights.
Float tea candles in a water-filled birdbath makes you feel like being in a tropical resort. Place some LED tea lights inside these easy-to-make paper lanterns, now we have an enchanting walkway through the garden . ( Source 7 | 8 ) .
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