Pachysandra, english ivy, and other dense, sturdy plants work best for adding lights to your garden landscape, according to this blogger, who used incandescent string lights to give her garden a lovely glow.
Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.
Grapevine balls, white lights, twine, and a branch turn into an easy-to-make, rustic chandelier you can hang from a porch or patio.
With these fixtures, you’ll get the ambience of candles without worrying about gusts of wind or dripping wax.What you need to know: Many lights come with alkaline, lithium, nickel cadmium (NiCD), or nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, which “you can recharge hundreds of times,” says Tom Reddy, a coauthor of the Handbook of Batteries ($200, amazon.com). How long they’ll last before you have to juice them up again varies, so check labels. And remember to plan accordingly: NiCD- and NiMH-powered lights need to be charged overnight before use, whereas alkaline and lithium batteries don’t require preparation. Make sure to bring the lights inside at the end of the party: Batteries can leak and short if they get wet.
By simply adding a string of lights to your fence, you create a glowing border that will make your backyard feel like even more of a haven.
Large flowerpot (left of bench): Doubles as an ice chest or, when topped with a piece of glass, a side table. Lighted resin planter, $148, backyardcity.com.Hanging lanterns (in greenery): Last an impressive six hours; various shapes and colors. Moonlight weather-resistant nylon lanterns, $19 to $27, gardenbasket.com.Mason jars (on ground): Made of light-diffusing frosted glass; watertight. For a similar product, $27, glowsource.com.
This project is just amazingly cool. You have to check out what it is made from – you can get everything you need at the dollar store! DIY cloud lights are a fun DIY decor idea for both teens and adults.
String lights are so versatile, definitely not just for Christmas anymore. Super easy projects to do at home, you can easily add creative DIY flair to your room in no time. Cool ideas for DIY lighting around your bed, as decorative wall art, creative, glowing lanterns and romantic lighting ideas for girls rooms. Perfect for teen bedrooms, apartments, dorms and anywhere you want to create a dreamy living space! Make a statement with one or more of these ultra cool DIY lighting ideas.
Oblong string lights (in greenery): Patio light string, $90 for 54 feet, sivallighting.com; holds 24 bulbs (95 cents each), sold separately from the same vendor.Round string lights (hanging from pergola): Paper party string lights, $17, worldmarket.com.See more outdoor string lights here.
Here are 33 of the best string light ideas around: 1. Pixie Dust Lights
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Don’t have an existing structure to hang outdoor string lights from? Cement poles to the bottom of planters anchored at each corner of your patio.
String lights are an easy, affordable way to turn your porch into an enchanting oasis. Let them drape from the ceiling or a railing, or hang them from a wall.
Nothing says “summer” like warm nights spent in your backyard, and you can easily up the ambience by adding string lights. Summer will never be the same! Looking for more ways to decorate your backyard? Get our best porch and patio decorating ideas.
A term made up by blogger Kristi, “Texas Lamp Posts” can create the feeling of an outdoor room, especially when vintage lights are added.
Use an outdoor lamp to brighten up a buffet, or wrap twinkling strands around a column. These options can withstand rain and sweltering summer heat.What you need to know: When stringing up lights, use plastic hooks. “Metal nails and staples can puncture the wires,” says John Drengenberg, consumer-affairs manager at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which provides product-safety certifications. Look for the red holographic UL seal on the tag: It ensures that the lights were rigorously tested for outdoor safety. To hide cords, duct-tape them to the ground and cover with an outdoor rug, or tuck them under bushy garden plants. Electric string lights can stay outside for up to three months; store them indoors for the winter and check for frayed wires before bringing them out next season.
Christmas lights are not just for the holidays. If you have not seen amazing string light ideas for DIY room decor, you have to check these projects out! Crafts and ideas to fit anyone’s budget, you are sure to find the perfect awesome lighting idea for your home, dorm or apartment here.
Use three vintage ladders to construct this sweet, mini pergola, a perfect place to hang lights or use as a backdrop for photos.
If you’re planning to go all out for a special summer party, opt for a more extravagant look by hanging dozens of lights on a patio or porch’s ceiling.
Need DIY Gift Ideas for Teens? DIY Christmas gift ideas for your friends? Check out these awesome DIY kits from Amazon. The lip balm one is my absolute favorite!
Cafe-style lights make this bucolic California backyard feel like the charming French countryside.
There’s nothing better than sitting around a fire pit with friends and family, drinking, reminiscing, and making s’mores. Only string lights could make this moment even cozier.
Make these DIY string light poles to create a simple overhang for your backyard picnic table.
Mix string lights with colorful bunting, both courtesy of Terrain.
These eco-friendly models contain solar panels (either on top or inside) that gather energy during the day and automatically turn the fixtures on as darkness falls.What you need to know: Solar lights contain either nickel cadmium (NiCD) or nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries and can be left outside all year long. Bear in mind: Solar lights last about four hours at a time, so it’s possible that they will start to fade before your guests do. They come in a variety of options, from path lights to hanging lanterns. To maximize efficiency, place the lights in the sunniest location you can find for at least a few hours during the day. Be sure to clean the solar panels regularly with a barely damp cloth.
String lights don’t always have to steal the show. Draping them across some plants or a wall adds a lovely but subtle background touch to your outdoor gathering. Piling them into see-through bucket also makes for a pretty lantern.
Whether you favor ethereal lanterns or dramatic torches, candlelight emits a warm, gorgeous glow at the strike of a match.What you need to know: Candles can be used just about anywhere, but keep safety in mind. When hanging candles from trees, place them in deep containers so that the wicks are a few inches lower than the rims; this will prevent sparks and flames from blowing out. The handles of the containers should be made of wire and be long enough to keep flames about 12 inches away from leaves and branches. As for torches, it’s not a good idea to use them when kids or pets are present. Reserve them for adults-only gatherings. Candles and torches shouldn’t be left outside; before bringing them in, make sure they’re fully extinguished.
About these adorable string lights (and a NBD view)… Feeling so inspired. ❤️
Set up a dinner table under a tall tree and let lights fall from above.
Create a romantic spot by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create an enchanting place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home.
These are called pixie dust or Tinkerbell lights, but don’t let the name fool you into thinking these are not for the more mature teen or adult bedroom decor. The tulle light strings would add a romantic, dreamy feel to any bedroom.
Tall pillars (in red lantern and on tray ): Real wax exterior, realistic flicker. Flameless 10-inch-high pillar (two D batteries, not included), $25, batteryoperatedcandles.net.Pillars: Citrus candles (four AAs, not included), $10 to $12 each, batteryoperatedcandles.net.Votives: For a similar product, $6, oogalights.com.*All lights come with batteries included unless otherwise specified.
Brighten your vertical garden by hanging glowing orbs around your plants.
This Terrain favorite combines a rustic moss wreath with cascading lights, creating an instantly romantic ambience.
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To make these classy looking lights, you just need to paint the cord without the bulbs. Unscrew the bulbs then place the cord on a drop cloth outside or somewhere that is ventillated well, then spray paint them with gold or silver paint. Really, you could do them in any color you wish.
Torches (in ground): Stainless steel; easy to stick in place. Fill with lamp oil (sold at home-improvement stores). Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
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Large white lantern (on ground): Iron punched with tiny pinholes in a floral design. Season 26-inch-tall lantern with candles (included), $54, allmodern.com.Hanging lanterns (in tree ): Rustic rope detail, wire handles, colored glass. Jar lanterns, $20 for three (yellow, green, blue), uncommongoods.com.Small lanterns (on left end of table ): 8½ inches high; tealights fit perfectly inside. Gardman Riviera metal-and-glass lanterns. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.Looking for more fun summer party ideas? Find creative themes, menu ideas, entertaining shortcuts, and outdoor décor tips.
Outdoor string lights are the finishing touch on this amazing DIY pergola and fire pit setup.