May 23, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Lights

Generally, the outdoors are the most common place to unwind and relax. But, some house owners do not properly take care of their back or front yards. This would entail that whenever they want to unwind in the comfort of their yards, they’ll instead be stressed out because of the low-maintenance that they’ve given to it.

What they don’t know is that there are ways wherein they can revamp their backyards without spending a lot of money. They can try numerous ideas like outdoor lanterns that are DIY, or hanging lights that liven the yard. Let’s take a look!
#1. Hanging Globe Lights

What you’ll need:

     Branches or wooden poles
     A bucket of sand
     String globe lights

What you’ll do:

1.   Place the bucket of sand at the places where you think the lights would look good on; such as the side of the walkway or beside the outdoor table. Always remember that the distance between the buckets of sand shouldn’t compromise the look of the finished product. Don’t distance them too far that the light will be hanging in a straight line or don’t put the bucket too close to one another that’ll make the hanging lights look loose and too close to the ground.
2.   Place the wooden poles or branches into the buckets of sand. Securely incorporate them, so that they won’t fall over when the lights are hung.
3.   Finally, hang the string lights onto the wooden poles, make sure that you’re comfortable with how they look because at the end of the day, you’ll be the one who’ll be looking at it the most.

#2. Tea Candle Galore!
What you’ll need:
     Tea candles (real or LED)
     Birdbath (optional)
     Paper Lanterns

What you’ll do:
- birdbath
1.   Fill the birdbath with water
2.   Prepare dozens of tea candles (the more, the merrier)
3.   Light the tea candles and place them on top of the water-filled birdbath
Not only would this DIY idea make your place look more relaxing, but it will also give that tropical resort vibe to your backyard!

- Tea Candle Lantern

1.   Place the paper lantern on the side of the walkway
2.   Turn on the LED tea candles and place it inside the lanterns
3.   Bask in the beauty of the LED lit walkway
Take note that these are PAPER lanterns, so if you put it a real tea candle, it’ll only burn the paper lantern.

#3. Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns
What you’ll need:

     Mason Jars
     Metal Wires
     Small Candles
     Wire Cutter

What you’ll do:
1.   Wrap the neck of the mason jar with the wire, and don’t cut off the wire just yet.
2.   Hang the mason jar on the branches, and close off the loop by tying it again on the neck of the mason jar.
3.   Light up the candles and put them inside the mason jars.

By doing this, you’ll have magical lights that are floating around your yard, which would be magical at the very least!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to revamp your yard, you just have to be smart about it, and do necessary research to fire up the creative juices in your mind!

About the author:

Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.

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