DIY Chandeliers and Outdoor Lighting

One thing I love about summer is outdoor entertaining. Whether it is a few friends or a crowd, it is the perfect time to spend outdoors! I always love going to restaurants and sitting under draping, glowing lights – always feeling like a festive occasion! Two years ago when we built our outdoor pavilion, I made sure that we could create a similar environment! I had a few electrical outlets added to the edge of the roof to plug in my lights. (The contractor didn’t exactly see my vision, but went along with it!) My husband hung a few hooks in the mortar of the brick to attach the other end. I will even light them in the cooler months, feeling the glow coming through the windows to the inside!

I bought my lights at Target for about $13 – love the look of the patio at night! One tip –  I bought a few extra strings of lights to use as replacement bulbs. It is near impossible to match them…and I sometimes break a few, so it is good to have extras!

I also like to hang all kinds of bright colored lanterns outside. Most of the time they only last one season due to rust, but they are so inexpensive to pickup each year! Tie a few colored ribbons around the handle to match any party theme!

One thing I absolutely love…is an outdoor chandelier! The kind you make yourself. Here are a few I love – I hope they inspire you to create your own!

One of my favorites…using a wire basket, canning jars and crystals – from Sunset.

This chicken wire chandelier is also fabulous – from Funkytime!

This one has medieval appeal using recycled baby food jars and twisted wire – from Natural Home & Garden!

This one might be more for the dinning room, but I just had to share – from Teal & Lime!

This one is just funky and fun…with lots of bling – from Empress of Dirt!

A perfect way to recycle wine bottles – from Paul Rainville Designs!

Love how easy it is to create this succulent chandelier made from a pot rack - from Erin Ever After!

Hanging painted glass lanterns – from Lowe’s!

Glowing outdoor orbs – from The Art of Doing Stuff!

This is not really for lighting up the backyard…just cool! From Design Bloom

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  1. These are some great ideas – esp the wine bottle lights / planters! thanks for sharing.
    JoAnn

  2. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Your outdoor space looks great!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  3. LOVE your light garland!!! WOW lots of nice chandelier ideas… I love them all!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :)

  4. those plain bulbs criss crossed like that are my favorite things! i wish i could make them work like that in my space!

  5. I love the idea with the lights and umbrellas

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