Holiday Lights / Yard Lights
Holiday/Yard lighting with small tree branches or twigs. easy project.
Some branches on my Japanese Maple Tree died few years ago, and finally I got a chance to cut down the branches. I liked the way they looked, so I have decided to preserve them by painting with white outdoor paint. Note: I dont think pine or oak branch will last outdoors, they tend to break easily. .
I used a regular black plastic pot and place the branch inside.
Added Half a bag of cement and added some water. Held it in place for few minutes. I let the cement dry over night and painted the branches with exterior white paint and wrap the lights on the branches. I am making 20 of them to line up my long drive way. You can add ornaments if you want. but it looks nice as it is. I decorate my yard with all kind of color lights every year. I thought of keeping it simple with clear lights this year.
Here is a close up pic.
- Tree Branch (Back yard)
- White outdoor pain (Home Depot)
- 100 clear String lights (Walmart)
- Bag of cement (Home Depot)
- Plastic Pot (I had it at home)
Published December 14th, 2016 2:59 PM
2 of 33 comments
Sumetha on Jan 12, 2017i agree, but dont think it will put out enough brighness and wont last for long time. I did a project with one, the light was not very bright and it went off within 3 hours
Lyn17768261 on Jan 17, 2017I will try this in my backyard for Summer. I love decorating for every season