5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Yard

Is your yard looking a little dull? A quick and easy way to improve the aesthetics of your yard is to add some lighting. Here at Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa, we’ve come up with five easy DIY ideas to help change your yard from being dull and boring to being bright and pleasing to the eye.

Lighted Mason Jars

Mason jars are always a popular and easy DIY lighting option. Simply take some battery-operated lights and place them inside each mason jar. From there, just flip the switch on, and you’re good to go! You can take some wire and hang them from your deck, or you can hang them from the trees in your yard. If you’re feeling a little more creative, you can paint or tint the mason jars to match the theme of your yard.

Tiki Torches

One of the classic backyard lighting ideas is to light a few tiki torches. Repainting them or wrapping stringed lights around them is a quick way to revamp the look of your tiki torches. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also add some natural greenery around the bottom of the torches to give them that complete look.

Glowing Pots and Planters

A fun way to add some fresh lighting to your yard is by painting up your pots and planters with some glow in the dark paint. You can paint the entire pot or you can get creative and paint some fun designs and patterns to match the theme of your yard. Painting your pots and planters is safe and easy so feel free to even get your kids involved in the fun!

Beer Bottle Lights

After cracking open some beer bottles, you can recycle them by turning them into light fixtures. Once you’ve rinsed out the bottles, all you need to do is feed some twinkling lights through the bottles. You now have a unique DIY lighting choice for your backyard.

Tin Can Lanterns

This idea continues to be a big hit with DIY lighting. After you’ve recycled some old soup cans and cleaned them, spray paint them with accent colors to match your yard. After the paint has dried, poke a few holes into the cans. Get creative with the patterns of your holes. Lastly, place battery-operated lights in them and hang them or place them around your backyard.

If you’re looking for other ideas to get creative with the lights in your backyard, give our crew at Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa a call. Our expert craftsmen are here to help!

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