8 Creative Ideas for DIY Outdoor Lighting

To really enjoy the warm summer evenings, you'll need a well lit yard, patio, or deck. For some creative and unique lighting ideas you can do yourself, check out these eight outdoor lighting ideas from Hometalk!

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5. Faux Stone Lantern

DIY Faux Stone Lantern via Tara @Anything & Everything

Turn craft store foam boards into high-end stone lanterns, with this quick and clever DIY. Make a few of these, and use them to line your walkway or your porch steps.

6. Lighted Gazing Ball

Make a Lighted Gazing Ball via Julee

Buy a standard glass gazing ball from your nearest garden or craft center, and give this clever fairy light idea a go! All it takes is a string of multi-colored lights and the perfect place in your garden, to add a flower bed light that you just know you’ll show off to everyone.

7. Hanging Grapevine Orbs

Outdoor Grapevine Lighting Balls via Lynne @Design the Life You Want to Live

Build your own orbs from grapevine, and then use tiny fairy lights to bring them to life. These glowing grapevine orbs will look like a true fairytale in your garden, especially if you hang them from trees, or arrange them throughout plants and bushes.

8. Mason Jar Solar Lights

DIY Mason Jar Lights via Dee @ThriftDee

Add hanging lanterns to your entire yard, with these super easy DIY mason jar solar lights. energy efficient and super chic, these little hanging lights are just the thing to create convenient pathway lighting, or hang from your fence or porch beams.

For more amazing and unique lighting ideas, check out the lighting page on Hometalk!