Alternatively, take a chance to get colorful by hanging up Celebrations LED Battery Operated Fabric Lantern Set; about $15. Ace
Or swap in some LED votives to cast dancing shadows from within these rustic metal candle lanterns.
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Nary a summer celebration is complete without a mason jar used one way or another. Set aside some of the vessels to light up the night with this simple mason jar patio lights tutorial.
Cast some mood lighting on an outdoor dining set from above by installing a charming pendant from a tree branch. See 17 other ideas for decorating your garden.
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Use aviator snips to cut out the plexiglass circles. (We found it easiest to cut a square around each circle and then trim off the corners.) Smooth rough spots with sandpaper until the circles fit inside the lid rings.
Lou Manfredini, Ace’s home expert, prefers LED lighting. He recommends Duracell Solar LED Pathway Lights; about $29 for a set of four. Ace
When the glue is dry, assemble each lantern by inserting the circle into the lid ring and screwing the ring to the jar. Set your finished lights where they’ll receive direct sun, and watch them glow in the dark later on.
Remove the lids from the mason jars and set aside. Spray the interiors of the jars with a light, even coating of frosted-glass spray. Place the jars right-side up to dry.
Go for another elegant look by suspending a large pendant from a handsome iron pergola.
Save yourself and guests from taking a tumble by lining paths leading to your front door and outdoor areas with light fixtures. School yourself on everything pathway lighting and handle the install with our guide on how to put in landscape lighting.
Hours spent toiling over an updated patio surface or newly built Westport chairs are wasted if your guests can’t see your hard work. Illuminate these features with our outdoor lighting ideas. Read on for brilliant ideas and lighting solutions to keep your outdoor rooms bright.
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Remove the top portion of each stake light, which houses the solar cell and lightbulb. Apply glue to the perimeter of a solar cell and press it onto the center of a plexiglass circle. Repeat for the remaining lights.
Keep the canning-vessel trend going by adorning a tree branch with this LED votive outdoor mason-jar pendant.
While the jars are drying, remove the metal inserts from the lids. Use a permanent marker to trace the shapes of the inserts onto the plexiglass sheet.
Create an air of romance under your pergola by wrapping it with string lights—or save yourself some effort and tack up strings along beams in a zigzag pattern. If you go for the latter, use a wire attachment with your staple gun to avoid puncturing the wire. LED lights, unlike incandescent lights, won’t harm greenery. Plus, you can keep them out year-round for a dreamy wintertime pergola look. Try Celebrations Edison Bulb Novelty Light Indoor/Outdoor 10 Light Set, about $17; Ace.
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