13 Ultimate DIY Outdoor Lighting Inspirations

13 Ultimate DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

Few things alter mood light lighting; yet too we don’t often think of adding accent lights to our outdoor spaces. However, even during the daytime you can add ambiance and sparkle to your garden, porch, and patios. And at night? Watch out. Lighting will transform and add magic to any outdoor living areas.

You don’t need to break the bank purchasing fabulous lanterns and such; here are thirteen amazing DIY tutorials. Keep in mind, some of these are better for enclosed or covered areas to shield them from rain, but all are undeniably gorgeous!

Grapevine Spheres outdoor lights DIY

Grapevine spheres tutorial by All Things Heart and Home. The way they sparkle is just enchanting.

Vintage Insulator as DIY outdoor lighting

Vintage insulator by Hayseed Homemakin’ (notice the colander in background used for porch lighting as well…so clever!).

DIY safe tree lighting for romantic outdoor atmosphere

DIY safe tree lights by Something Turquoise. Super easy and crazy pretty when lit at night.

Mason jar chandeliers for rustic lighting

Mason jar chandelier by Apartment Therapy. Instant classic.

mini mason jar DIY for hanging lights

Mini mason jar hanging lantern DIY by Jennifer’s Mentionables. Adorable…would look great for any size mason jar, really.

Tube light tutorial

Tube light tutorial by Lowe’s. Adds a bit of a modern touch!

Twine ball lighted garland

Twine ball garland tutorial by Pocketful of Dreams. This is one of those that would need to stay in a covered outdoor area.


Cupcake lights on a string tutorial

Cupcake string lights…so sweet! Tutorial by Family Chic.

Wine bottle torches diy

Wine bottle torch tutorial by Design Sponge. Seriously, this is so cool!

Ice lantern tutorial

Ice lanterns by Craftiments. Temporary never looked so good!

Wine glass table lamps DIY

Wine glass tabletop lighting… ingenious DIY by PopSugar.

DIY Hula Hoop chandelier

Hula Hoop chandelier DIY idea by Sarah with an H. Lovely and romantic.

Paper lantern tutorial

Paper lantern tutorial by Blush and Bashful. You can customize the stencil for events as well.

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    Avatar Joyce Nichols says

    I loved the ideas! I need something for an outdoor event here at my home. This just made my day!