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  • Mays Landing, NJ

Holiday Lights / Yard Lights

Holiday/Yard lighting with small tree branches or twigs. easy project.
twig x mas lights, gardening
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. .
twig x mas lights, gardening
I used a regular black plastic pot and place the branch inside.
twig x mas lights, gardening
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.
twig x mas lights, gardening
twig x mas lights, gardening
Here is a close up pic.
twig x mas lights, gardening
twig x mas lights, gardening

Suggested materials:

  • Tree Branch  (Back yard)
  • White outdoor pain  (Home Depot)
  • 100 clear String lights  (Walmart)
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1 question
    on Dec 18, 2016

    Lights- battery? Solar? These are really beautiful!

    • Sumetha
      on Dec 19, 2016

      I used electric lights. 100 lights for 2 dollars at Walmart. It may go on sale after the holidays.

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  • Sumetha
    on Jan 12, 2017

    i 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, 2017

    I will try this in my backyard for Summer. I love decorating for every season

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