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 feels 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 nearly 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 pick up 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


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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  1. Your outdoor space looks great!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  2. 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! 🙂

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