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Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting

With Summer coming to an end and Fall in full swing, enjoy the cooler weather by adding some glamour to your backyard with fun lighting projects. Lights can turn your outdoor space from boring to exciting. Mainstream can help you make your outdoor space light up and be the premier spot for your family get-togethers with DIY outdoor lighting.

Add the perfect touches to your yard with a great outdoor lighting scheme. Check out these fun and simple tips on how to make the most of your outdoor area.


Utilizing lanterns in your backyard will not only enhance the appeal of your outdoor space, it will also add a fun flare. A benefit of lanterns is that they are one of the easiest ways to add light to your yard. If you want a more sophisticated presentation, you can even use vintage European-inspired lanterns.

For a fun-filled day, you can get the whole family together and create your own paper bag lanterns. Check out this super simple tutorial from Design Sponge. Once you’ve all finished your creations, take a string of lights and attach each bag to a light. String the lights across the back awning and light them up to see your family’s work on full display.

Hidden Lights

Surprise your guests with installed in your back pathway. Underground lights are a great way to add attractive décor without being obstructive. Plus, embedded lights can make your pathways more visible for guests without taking away from your outdoor space.

Bright Plants

Plants also make an excellent source for wrapping lights around, not to mention you’ll be able to avoid taking up valuable outdoor real estate. If you have large trees, shrubs or flowers, take some colored or clear lights, wrap them around your greenery, and watch your backyard become an outdoor oasis. You can also brighten up trees with drop lights that you can hang from branches to add an enchanted feel to your space.

Chandelier Centerpiece

Create your own center of attention with a chandelier for all of your guest to envy. You can create your own centerpiece with basic items you already have at home. The base for your chandelier can be anything from a hula hoop to twigs. If you’re using a hula hoop, wrap twine around it until the whole hoop is covered. You can use the rest of the twine to create the hanging straps to place the chandelier above your table. Brighten up your new DIY chandelier with some battery-operated lights. Check out this tutorial on how to make a rustic chandelier using twigs.

Recyclable Décor

Take those green items and make the most of them by recycling for outdoor use. You can use either wine or beer bottles to create hanging light fixtures. Place the hanging lights inside the bottles to illuminate your yard. You can also use wine bottles to create your own backyard torches. Check out this tutorial from Design Sponge on how to make your own wine bottle torch.

No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, there is sure to be a lighting solution just for you. Not everyone is into DIY projects, and that’s okay. If you’d like for a professional electrician to install your DIY outdoor lighting, give the experts at Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing a call today! We’d be more than happy to help you create the perfect ambience for your outdoor living area. Call (866) 978-9297 right now.

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