Coming up with creative garden lighting ideas allows you to set the mood for your living areas, define your garden areas, and make pathways lighter and therefore safer. There is a wide range of commercial lighting options, or you can let your imagination create the light.
6 Garden Lighting Ideas Stolen From The Pros!
First Of The Garden Lighting Ideas; The Candelabra
An excellent DIY idea is to attach tea light holders and clear candle holders under your table umbrella by chains.
You can also hang them in trees or on plant holders along a pathway. Be sure that the chains are long enough that the flames will not come in contact with anything but also short enough not to interfere with the table.
For added safety, use flameless tea lights in place of real candles. I would always go flameless because I am terrified of fire.
Need Some Atmospheric Garden Lighting Ideas? Try Hanging Paper Lanterns
Add a festive atmosphere to your outdoor living area with paper lanterns. Place a coloured paper bag over each bulb on a string of lights and then hang the lights over your space.
To add more interest to the design, decorate the paper bags with streamers or ribbons.
For a different look, cover fairy lights with cupcake liners, Chinese lanterns, or other paper items. Again, if you use Chinese lanterns, go flameless!
Repurpose Cans To Make Tea Light Lanterns
These beauties are perfect for decorating your walkways! Clean your old cans, punch a pretty design on the cans using a hammer and nail, and then set a candle inside. These repurposed cans will not only provide light but add a bit of uniqueness to your space.
You can also add some wire, like this stuff, and hang from tree branches, hooks, or add them to your fence. Again, for safety purposes, go flameless.
Garden Lighting Ideas Are Even Easier Than Ever!; Wrap Fairy Lights Around Pillars
These beauties can create a theatrical look for your outdoor space. I’ve priced up a tonne of solar powered string lighting to calculate my budget! Turns out I need a few thousand pounds lol.
You can make your tubes as large or as small as necessary for your space. You can wrap string lights around a pole and cover the pole with paper lanterns.
Build A Hoop Chandelier With One Of These And Some Of These
You can create some unique hanging lights with the use of the strings of icicle Christmas lights! Keep them secure using cable ties that are the same colour as the wires of your lights.
String the lights around a hula hoop or make your own hoop of any size with 4″ wire or wood (using a giant embroidery hoop but a hula hoop and spray paint would work out much cheaper).
You can add to the decorative edge of the design by covering the hoop with material that coordinates with your colour scheme. Be sure to keep the cords out of the way of guests.
Transform An Old Chandelier
Pick up an old chandelier at a thrift shop and then replace the bulbs with solar garden lights.
Hang the chandelier above your eating space. Be sure that the solar lights will be able to get plenty of sun during the day. The chandelier will add an architectural element to space during the day, and the solar lights will brighten it up at night.
I have a deck area, but I don’t have beams across the top. Otherwise, I would have done this already. I have so many lighting projects that I want to try!
The home stores and garden stores are full of great lighting options for your outdoor space, if you want to save money on any of your solar lighting purchases, you should check out a site like Dealslands. The more you save, the more you can buy. That’s my logic anyway.
With a little imagination and some DIY spirit, you can come up with unexpected and insanely creative, awe-inspiring lighting ideas for your yard that add to the festive mood of your space.