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5 DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Are you looking for some unique and trendy ways to brighten up your outdoor living area? Here at Handyman Connection of Chicago NW, we’ve come up with some ideas for you. Some of them are even DIY projects you can tackle on your own.

Hanging Mason Jars

Mason jars have always been and will continue to be popular. You can hang them from the railings of your deck or around your garden. You simply place a battery-operated “candle” in each one and turn the lights on. You can also tint the mason jars with a color of your choosing to help match the design theme throughout your backyard.

Tiki Torches

Tiki torches have always been a classic way to create light. Try revamping old, used tiki torches with some fresh paint or by wrapping stringed lights around them. You can also incorporate some natural greenery around the bottom of them to give them that complete look.

Glow in the Dark Planters

A fun, creative way for you to involve the kids is to brighten up any planters you may have with glow in the dark paint. You can create unique designs to match the theme of your yard.

Light Runner with Bottles

Recycle some old beer or wine bottles by turning them into light fixtures. Once finished and cleaned, simply run twinkling lights through each one. It’s a great way to recycle and to brighten up your yard here in Chicago NW.

Tin Can Lanterns

By recycling some old soup cans, you can create some great DIY lighting fixtures. After you’ve cleaned them and made sure all the odors are gone, spray paint them with colors to match your yard’s them. After the paint has dried, poke a few holes into the cans. If you’re feeling even more creative, you can punch the holes into shapes and patterns. Lastly, place a battery-operated light in them. Now you’re ready to place them or hang them around the backyard.

If you’re looking for other ideas to get creative with the lights in your backyard or if you’d like to totally revamp your backyard, give our crew at Handyman Connection of Chicago NW a call. Our expert craftsmen are here to help!

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