15 of the Best DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting is an inexpensive way to transform your yard into a magical space where you can relax and spend time with your family and friends. By using a variety of creative lighting ideas, in an easy way you can add visual appeal when lighting up your outdoor area. We have gathered 15 of our favorite ideas: some are incredibly easy, some a little more difficult – however all are beautiful and will add a touch of elegance to your outdoor events.

1. Cupcake Lights

Cupcake Lights

Who knew cupcake liners made for sweet decor? Simply put a cupcake liner over your string of lights. Tutorial at Family Chic

2. Crafty Lighted Grapevine Balls

Crafty Lighted Grapevine Balls

So cute! Would be nice during anytime of the year! Tutorial at Fab You Bliss

3. Outdoor Candle Lantern

Outdoor Candle Lantern

What a creative way to upcycle odds and ends that could be destined for the trash. Tutorial at In My Own Style

4. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Start collecting all your empty wine bottles and make this impressive wine bottle torch. Tutorial at Design Sponge

5. Mason Jar Solar Lamp

Mason Jar Solar Lamp

These lamps are powered purely by the sun! Tutorial at Weedem and Reap

6. Paper Star Lanterns

Paper Star Lanterns

These beautiful lanterns will make any old space feel enchanted and beautiful.

Tutorial at Me and My DIY

7. Paper-Bag Party Lights

Paper-Bag Party Lights

Beribboned colored bags hung from lights make fun lanterns. Tutorial at Martha Stewart

8. Twine-ball Light Garland

Twine-ball Light Garland

Yarn dipped in glue and wrapped around balloons is an affordable way to fabulous up a string of Christmas lights. Tutorial at Pocketful of Dreams

9. Outdoor Solar Lamp

Outdoor Solar Lamp

This outdoor lamp is adorable. The polka dots and the lampshade make it look very feminine. Tutorial at Not Just a Housewife

10. Glowing Outdoor Orbs

Glowing Outdoor Orbs

Put a few around the garden and they will create the most perfect glowing effect.

Tutorial at The Art of Doing Stuff

11. Sun Jar Lights

Sun Jar Lights

The light look like a delicate glowing sun.. Tutorial at Fox and Feather

12. Wine Glass Candle Lampshades

Wine Glass Candle Lampshades

These can be scattered across the table and will make unique tones and shades of light. Tutorial at Popsugar

13. Paper Bag Luminarias

Paper Bag Luminarias

Create your own and start lighting your backyard inexpensively with beautiful effects. Tutorial at Save on Crafts

14. Shuttlecock Lights Garland

shuttlecock lights garland

A set of plastic badminton shuttlecocks will turn a regular garland of lights into a bright and original conversation piece. Tutorial at Kittenhood

15. Beer Bottle Christmas Lights

Beer Bottle Christmas Lights

This is a fun project! Now I know how to recycle my beer bottles!

Tutorial at Snacker Doodles




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