DIY Chandeliers and Outdoor Lighting

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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!

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Globe String Patio Lighting

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!

Yellow outdoor candle lanterns

Yellow outdoor candle lanterns

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!

wire basket outdoor crystal chandelier

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

Chicken Wire basket outdoor crystal chandelier

This chicken wire chandelier is also fabulous – from Funkytime!

recycled baby food jars and twisted wire chandelier

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

diy crystal chandelier

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

How to make a Garden Chandelier

This one is just funky and fun…with lots of bling! How to make a Garden Chandelier from Empress of Dirt!

wine bottle outdoor chandelier

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

Diy outdoor succulent candle lighting

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

Painted outdoor lighting

Hanging painted glass lanterns – from Lowe’s!

sphere globe outdoor lighting

Glowing outdoor orbs – from The Art of Doing Stuff!

Outdoor umbrella lighting

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


Hope your day is creative!

Linking to these wonderful parties!

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

  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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