15 Brilliant DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer

These DIY outdoor lighting ideas are an amazing way to transform your yard or patio into a magical space where you can relax.

1. Cedar Block Lights

For this DIY project, you will need just a few supplies,  4×4 cedar lumber, a saw, drill press, drill bit and tape measure, and landscape solar lights.

Cedar Cube Landscape Lights DIY

via www.hometalk.com

This will give your outdoor oozes an amount of natural material emphasizing the purity of a Feng Shui feels to your garden. Not overly complicated to put together, but will add a dramatic touch to your surroundings when the sun goes down. These are solar-powered, so no need to think about changing batteries and harming the environment even more. Or you can check for a ready-made landscape lighting.

2. DIY Wire Basket Lighting

Make this light fixture out of a cheap dollar store basket. It works great in the backyard or the porch.

DIY Wire Basket Lighting

via www.thekimsixfix.com

It will give your outdoors a little industrial feel while being in perfect harmony with nature and its surrounding. It will give out a warm light perfect for an intimate moment in the outdoors, simply, relaxing and recharging the batteries. The investment for such a beautiful piece of art will cost you 10 minutes of your time, and around 10 US Dollars. Investments are to be made safely, and investing in Silver City Islamabad is guaranteed safer for investors. In all honesty, we ought to all have this on our porch! Terrific value for money and a lovely DIY that can be done in no time.

3. Easy Mason Jar Lanterns

Grab a few inexpensive mason jars to make these beautiful lanterns to add lovely lighting to your backyard.

Mason Jar Lanterns with Dollar Store Materials

via orchardgirls

Nothing much can beat a natural flame especially knowing that it will not affect both your electricity bill and also will not contribute to global warming by polluting the atmosphere. You would be surprised at how quick you can make these, and the impact it will have once the sun goes down. Scatter a few on your porch or terrace hanging down and let yourself be illuminated and immersed in the most beautiful of glowing lights.

4. PVC Pipe Lights

DIY PVC pipe lighting tutorial – gorgeous! This project would be pretty spray-painted or covered in vinyl.

DIY PVC Pipe Lights

via www.hometalk.com

This is yet another very cost-effective way to save cost and to do something really magical. You would be surprised by the way this looks in the corner of a room. You will need a little patience to outline what you wish to cut, then eventually get to cut all the marked holes, but the outcome is really worth the fiddly parts. Using a grinding stone, sand down any of the undesired lumpy areas making them look neat and tidy for the ultimate finish. Again, time-consuming but really worth the extra care.

5. Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

​Reuse old wine bottles as incredibly cute tiki torches.

Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

via www.designsponge.com

For this craft, you might need to go to your nearest hardware store to get a few extra pieces of the puzzle. It will all be worth it. Not only are these really fantastic to the eye and do wonders for the outdoors in the most dramatic of ways, but they will also keep all of the mosquitoes and night-flying bugs away. Best use fuel specifically mentioned with the words best used for outdoor torches, as otherwise, this could get dangerous. And of course, if you have children, best to keep them away if not outside whatsoever. This is a very adult DIY that demands respect and proper usage. Make sure not to have the lite tiki torch next to flammable objects either.

6. Hula Hoop Chandelier

Great for an outdoor patio, front porch, or even for wedding reception decor! Hula hoop and string lights = chandelier WOW!

Hula Hoop Chandelier

via sarahontheblog

We have seen many of these pendant lights in our time, and all are way above the three-figure number. Here, the story differs somewhat, costing you loose change. Metaphorically speaking of course. The Hula Hoop itself ends up costing a dollar, and the three roles of lace ensign up costing the exact same. Crazy. You’ll need your old Christmas Tree lights and you are almost there with most of the tools to build something truly spectacular. By all means, try colored lights if you wish against plain white walls; in or outdoors.

7. Glow Jars

Glow sticks, tulle, and glass jars.

DIY Glow Jars

via thegoldjellybean.com

This is a craft that the kids would love to get their hands on. It isn’t very fidelity and perfect for little hands. A pair of scissors is required so be careful, however, the next few steps are child’s play. Literally. These images will almost look photoshop but in all, the finished result should really not be too far off what they will actually look like. If you have a special kids party going they’ll love it, or simply illuminate the room a little adding lots of color contrasts. You could also use these differently by putting family pictures within it as a fancy picture frame, or indeed include all the findings from a family trip away on the beach. Something a little different.

8. DIY Shuttlecock Light

Make a DIY lights garland with the aid of badminton shuttlecocks. Easy and super cute!

DIY Shuttlecock Lights Garland

via creativespotting.com

This could be one of the easiest things you will build yourself. These lights are perfect if you have a child that still likes a little light in the bedroom to not have the night monster enter; keeping them all away. What’s cool about these, is that the light will hit the wall at different angles creating literally, a unique wall art inspiring the little ones in the process.

9. DIY Outdoor Pallet Light Boxes

Repurpose a pallet to make a unique lightbox and add ambiance to your backyard oasis.

DIY Outdoor Pallet Light Boxes

via cheapthriftyliving.com

Upcycling or recycling old wooden pallets is perfect for your next project. In reality, all you’ll need are outdoor, wooden pallets, a few nails, a hammer, and wood saw. As easy as one two three. You could add of course wood glue for that extra hold. Leave the wood to its natural state, or indeed sand it down pushing it a little, then varnishing it with an all-weather varnish or paint. Use it as a footstool, a side table, and pretty much anything you want. So cost-effective this that you wouldn’t want to lovely be careful with this unit, making this perfect for large families.

10. Cupcake Lights

DIY cupcake liner flower lights. Super easy, inexpensive, and customizable project.

Cupcake Lights

via cfabbridesigns.com

A fabulous excuse to make hundreds of cupcakes in the process. Just watch out for piling on the pounds! Your children can be involved in this project as it is relatively simple to do. What’s perfect, is that your piece will be perfect, and not the same one will ever be seen elsewhere. And we believe that’s a cool fact. You will find, in Ikea for example, a pack of 65 for under a dollar. So yes, this is literally something that everyone can try at home. For Halloween, get the scary monsters cupcake liners. For every occasion are the perfect liners for you.

11. DIY Jar Lights

DIY Mason jar lamp.

DIY Outdoor Jar Lights

via woonblog

You can make almost anything you wish to make out of them. Not only cost-effective but also something that is hard-wearing. For the best outcome, use the old-school industrial LED lights with filaments that can be seen. These are more expensive, however will last 10,000 hours on paper if not more, and save a lot of your electricity bill in the process. In fact, this is the same for all lights. It will end up being a bit of cash changing all the lightbulbs, but you will really see it on your bill the following month.

12. DIY Fairy Light Ball

DIY Fairy Light Ball: Made from a couple of plant baskets & Christmas lights!​

DIY Fairy Light Ball

via fromtheblueshed

You have a couple of plant baskets lighting around and you kept them because you had in mind you will use them one day after being struck by a genius idea. We are here to support these genius ideas coming out of you. Pretend it was your call for creativity, we shan’t tell anyone we have you covered! This is all about coming to the rescue for once loved items that no longer work for you. Don’t always get rid of them, open up the mind, and see what can be done, and save yourself a lot of hard-earned cash in the process. Wrap the fairy lights, and voila.

13. DIY Twine Garden Lanterns

Twine is the perfect material to add rustic warmth and charm to your decor. This twine garden lantern is super easy and quick to make.

DIY Twine Garden Lanterns

via splashofsomething.com

This is the old classic that will never die as long as the balloon stays in our existence! Literally, all you would require for this are balloons (can be of different sizes to make bigger and smaller balls), a bit of glue and cornstarch, good old twine, and something to pop the balloons once dried up. The effect is remarkable. And people pay good money for these so why bother and why not keep the pennies with you instead of handing them over too quickly to others.

14. Colorful Canning Jar Lights

Create a cluster of colorful lights. Cover canning jars in translucent glass paint and hang them from chord fixtures to make this easy DIY project.

Colorful Canning Jar Lights

via michelesapples

If color isn’t your thing, then transparent works brilliantly too. If you are a lover of colors and cannot get enough of them, then by all means spray paint the glass jars in a variety of different colors to give your outdoors so much character and warmth in the process. You do not have to use the same jars, so every shape and size will do just fine unless you do love symmetry and continuity of design.

15. Pot Lantern

Turn a dollar store pot in beautiful lighting with a simple chain and light.​

Pot Lantern

via www.theartofdoingstuff.com

Some of these ideas seem too good to be true but honestly, with a few dollars you will be well impressed by what you can bring home. And totally change the aura of the home too. Adding these details can really make a place feel so much more at home, especially once you understand that the details came from your very own hands. Get yourself a warm lightbulb to accentuate the warmth even on a cold night, and once again preferably LED. Light is nothing to be underestimated, it is the essence of peaceful living in harmony with nature at night alongside a warm cup of tea to relax before calling it a day, or having a little lecture in peace.

1 thought on “15 Brilliant DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer”

Leave a Comment