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

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Make an Amazing Garden Lamp With Your Chainsaw

This is one of the most beautiful and amazing garden lights that I have seen, and it is made out of nothing more than an old, dried out log and an inexpensive outdoor light. If you have chainsaw skills, then this project is for you so grab your chainsaw and put your skills to the test with this cool lamp build. Once you create one you won’t be able to stop, and you’ll be making them for everyone you know.

Terra Cotta Pot Lighthouse With Solar Light

I had seen clay pot solar lighthouses on many DIY sites and I decided to give it a shot myself.

Hanging Patio Lantern for 2 Dollars.

Inspired by trendy furniture store, i came up with this hunting lantern for 2 dollars. I shopped supplies from Dollar Tree store and used a cheese ball jar from Costco that we enjoyed my kids and me. I love cheese ball and ended to have lots and lots of jars at home. The whole sale ones are super big compared to the grocery store. Anyway, ones I had everything in between my hands I started imagining how my lanterns gonna look like and how I will hang them. I got a black synthetic rope from dollar tree store that I lined all over the jar horizontally and vertically using a hot glue. For the handles I used an old rattan woven basket that i dismantled and covered with the black rope to solidify the handles. Finally, I drilled the bottom of the jar and insert the solar light for a convenient lighting.note: in my previous lantern project, some people were worried about the fact that the hot glue will melt under the sun if it is for outdoor use. But for me, it didn’t. I leave in Pennsylvania and we do have some very hot days the tutorial video for more details.

Simple Solar Chandelier Tutorial – Trash to Treasure

New Outdoor Lighting Projects

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Terra Cotta Pot Lighthouse With Solar Light
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Hanging Patio Lantern for 2 Dollars.
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Dollar Tree Bobber Light
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Make an Amazing Garden Lamp With Your Chainsaw
Solar Chandelier
The Easiest Way to Make a Patio Lantern
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Simple Solar Chandelier Tutorial – Trash to Treasure
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DIY Hanging Solar Lights
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Stump Solar Lights
How to Make Mini Lanterns Using Baby Food Jars
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Use Dollar Store Vases To Create Outdoor Lighting
Tin Can Lanterns
Quick and Easy DIY Indoor/Outdoor Light
Solar Light Mushrooms
DIY Farmhouse Chic: Painted Wood Lanterns
Rustic Upcycled Outdoor Chandelier
Hanging Outdoor Solar Light DIY
From Candle to Solar Chandelier
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DIY Concrete Rock Solar Light
Dollar Tree Solar Lights
DIY Solar Lantern - Luminary Jar
Dollar Store Outdoor Chandelier
DIY Concrete and PVC Pathway Lights for Under $10
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