DIY Outdoor Light Ideas

The right outdoor lighting can create the perfect ambience for your style and mood, but how exactly can you achieve it yourself? Here at Hometalk we have all the best, top, and newest outdoor lighting projects to spark your creativity. Watch a step by step video tutorial to learn how to do it yourself, without using a professional.

Get Creative with Lights

Make your own lights

Select glass jars of different shapes and sizes, paint them or keep them transparent, and add tealight candles inside them.

Use exotic tiki torches

Add light and style with tiki torches. Place one wherever you need extra light or arrange them together for an artistic design.

Decorate with fairy lights

String fairy lights through plants and trees and along pathways. Choose between single or multicolored lights for a magical feel.

Hang some lanterns

Place glass lanterns on the ground or hang from a height with supportive hooks to bring an exotic vibe to your garden.

Choose solar lights

Use solar-powered lights outdoors as they have no power costs. They come in different varieties, including lanterns and fairy lights.

Top Projects for Outdoor Lights

Here we've collected the top outdoor lighting projects. Don't miss them.

Outdoor Lights Videos

Watch our videos on outdoor lights and find inspiration for your next project.

From Candle to Solarabra!

I ran across this candle holder chandelier at a thrift store. I just knew what I wanted to turn it into... a Solarabra! You can see more of my crazy creations here

Candle Holder Turned Cup Holder & Solar Flower

I found a candle holder stand at the Goodwill store. I knew I needed a cup holder for my sky chair (hanging chair). I decided this candle holder would make a great cup holder, but I didn't stop there. You can see more of my crazy creations here

From Candle to Solar Chandelier

I ran across this candle holder chandelier at the Flea Market. I just knew what I wanted to turn it into... a Solar Chandelier! You can see more of my crazy creations here

Easy Mason Jar Hanging Solar Lights

I love mason jar projects and I have wanted to make some hanging solar lights for a while. So I got out some jars, spray paint and ordered some fairly lights on Amazon and got to work!

New Outdoor Lighting Projects

The new outdoor lighting projects you don't want to miss. Check it out.

Browse Outdoor Lighting Projects

Vintage Bundt Pan to Solar Flower!
Easy DIY Outdoor Light!
DIY Sparking Garden Orb - Use What You Have!
How to String Outdoor Solar Lights With This Cheap Hack!
Hanging Moss Orb Lanterns
Fire and Ice Lanterns
Repurposed Can to Lantern
DIY Balsa Wood Lantern
Pool Noodle Lighting Hack
DIY Wine Barrel Market Light Posts (with ABS Pipe)
Rustic Solar Lantern DIY
LED String Globe Lighting
Tin Can Lanterns
Mason Jar Lanterns: Crafting With Kids
Post Solar Lights Using Glass Chandelier Bowls and Dollar Store Lights
How to Add Solar String Lights to the Yard
Stump Solar Lights
Solar Candelabra Plant Stand
Streamlined, Stunning Ice Lanterns to Make in a Flash...Almost Free!
Metal Solar Light Flowers
Garden Lights for Those Summer Evenings
DIY Wine Bottle Lights With Pretty Cement Bases
Solar Outdoor Table Lamp
Solar Lamp DIY - Light Your Outdoor Living Space
No Nail Modern, Rustic Lanterns
DIY Solar Lantern - Luminary Jar
How to Make Solar Lights Shine Bright Again
Dollar Tree DIY Picture Frame Candle Lantern
Easy DIY Wooden Woven Veneer Chandelier
Salvage Solar Lights
DIY Hanging Solar Lights
New Railing Footlights for My Deck
Solar 'Shrooms
How To Re-Purpose A Chandelier
How to Install Low Voltage Lighting
Hide a Flaw Solar Lights
Upcycle an Old Watering Can Into a Solar Light Display
DIY Concrete Rock Solar Light
How to Make DIY Solar Lights Reusing Old Wooden Blocks
Give a Boost to Your Boring Solar Lights
Hanging Mason Jar Solar Lights
DIY Portable String Light Posts
Mason Jar Solar Light
Broken Ceiling Fan Light Kit to Solar Chandelier
From Yard Sale to the Garden: A Repurposed Lamp
Solar Light Tower
Outdoor Winter Lanterns
Repurposed Oar
How to Use Dollar Store Bowls to Make Mushroom Solar Lights
Updating An Ugly Lamp Post for $100
From Candle to Solarabra!
Marbled Solar Mason Jar Lights
Need a Taller Solar Light? See How I Added Height to Solar Lights
Adding String Lights to Our New Lower Deck
Stove Pipe Outdoor Solar Lighting
DIY Potted String Light Stand
Hawaiian Beach Glass Party Lanterns
Solar Lamp
From Candle Holder to Solar Holder (plus 2nd Option)
Light-up Boho Chandelier