10 Outdoor Lighting Ideas with Recycled Goods
Outdoor lighting can serve both functional and decorative things. With some bulbs, candles used goods, and creativity, you can invent various creative outdoor lighting ideas. They are great for adding accents to your front yard or spicing up a garden party.
Try these easy but interesting ideas to create unique outdoor lighting from recycled goods.
Tin Can Candle Lights
Tin cans work great as atmosphere lamps for your outdoor party or dinner date. Open the top part and paint the can with glossy paint. Punch out various small holes around the can. You can attach a curved wire on top if you want to hang the can. When the sky darkens, light up a wide candle.
Mason Jar Candles
Mason jars are favorite objects for recycled outdoor lighting ideas. You can place a single candle or tiny bulb inside. If you want extra décor, you can place pebbles or colorful sand inside the jar before putting in the candle. You can also stick ornaments outside the jars and hang them with colorful twines.
Wine Bottle Lamps
Wine bottles make great transparent shades for DIY outdoor lamps. You can cut the bottom half of the bottles and attach slender, low-watt bulbs inside, connecting them with cords that go through the necks.
String Lights in Glass Jars
Want to look like you just captured fireflies? Insert a bunch of string lights into mason jars. Yellow lights will make the jars look like fireflies’ traps under the darkened sky. If you want something more festive, insert colorful fairy lights instead.
String Lights with Watering Can
Combining string lights and used watering can is quite popular nowadays. You can hang the watering can from a tall structure, with the spout facing the ground. Insert the string lights through the top and let them come out of the spout, forming a “stream” of light.
Avoid throwing away your old things; they may serve as great materials for outdoor lighting ideas. Try one or some of these ideas and see how beautifully lit your terrace, patio, or yard will become.