7 Smart and easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer

From ‘Fourth of July Balloon Orbs’ to ‘Duct Tape Milk Carton Garden Lanterns’ here’s 20 of the best outdoor lighting ideas that will make your backyard area a magical wonderland this summer. Most of these projects are very simple and easy to do, but a few (like the Magical Mushrooms) will take a bit more time and effort. Enjoy!

1. Colorful Canning Jar Lights

This beautiful cluster of colorful lights is one of the easiest to do DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas. All you need to do is to cover canning jars in translucent glass paint and hang them from chord fixtures. If you’re looking for a decorative inexpensive outdoor lighting, this idea is perfect for you. Take a look at this tutorial to learn how to create one.

2. Wine Bottle Torch

wine bottle torch

I always tell people not to throw their wine bottles because they could benefit from them.  This is another example of how wine bottles could be beneficial.  In fact, win bottles could make an extremely beautiful and alluring torch. This wine bottle torch will decorate your house as well as provide the outdoor lighting you desire.

Follow these steps if you want to create one for your house.

3. Tin Can Lanterns

DIY tin can outdoor lightening idea

This is an absolutely creative, cheap and enchanting DIY outdoor lighting idea.  It looks like a complicated design but it is not. In fact, it is just a smart design. All it takes from you is that you fill a tin can with water, freeze it, and punch a design using a hammer and nail.  After the ice melts, paint the can’s exterior with any color you like.

Sounds appealing to give it a try? this tutorial will show you step by step how to make this DIY outdoor lighting idea.

4. Hanging Railing Jars

DIY outdoor lighting jars

Have you ever considered lighting your fence, balcony or your railing? You should, It is an amazing DIY outdoor lighting idea. It does not only light up your outdoor at dark, but it is also a beautiful decoration for your outdoor. It adds charm and elegance to your house appearance. Check out this tutorial to make one.

5. Hanging Tea Lights

Hanging Tea Lights DIY outdoor lighting idea

Personally, I think this is the most beautiful and the most decorative DIY outdoor lighting idea. It is just so beautiful that I couldn’t find adequate words to describe. You can’t get such beautify easily. It is definitely complicated. However, this step by step guide will make creating this design a piece of cake.

6. Hanging Succulent Chandelier

Hanging Succulent Chandelier DIY outdoor lighting idea

This is another creative and elegant DIY outdoor lighting idea. It is perfect for people who are into gardening. Besides, this idea is not difficult to duplicate. Just follow these steps.

7. Hula Hoop Chandelier

Hula Hoop Chandelier DIY outdoor lighting idea

If you are looking for a unique set of outdoor lighting, you found what you are looking for. This is a quite simple DIY outdoor lighting idea. However, it is also creative and alluring. If you want to create this design, just follow these instructions.

These are the smartest,  the easiest and the most elegant DIY outdoor lighting idea for this summer. Whether you live in a house or in an apartment, you should definitely duplicate one of these design. They will decorate your house as well as light up the atmosphere.

You could also read about the DIY solar lights idea.

DIY solar lights ideas: the best 15 easy to do ideas.

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