Easy DIY Outdoor Light!

I'm doing a screen porch makeover at the moment and wanted to add a bit of light over the drop-leaf table. Using some grapevine balls and white lights with brown wires I put together an little porch chandy in no time!
I added a bit of fun to my screen porch with an easy outdoor porch light!
I used 2 large & 3 medium grapevine balls. Two strands of white lights (50 count) with brown wires make these little orbs glow-a birch branch holds the lights and burlap ribbon hold up the branch!
I threaded the lights into the balls and tied them in place with garden twine to make sure the glow was uniform...
It's easy to get the lights inside the grapevine by gently moving the tiny vines apart.
Balancing a birch branch between 2 chairs, I played around with the placement of the balls (which are attached with twine) until I liked the look...
I ran the cord up the twine and connected it to a white extension cord that I hid between one of the loops of burlap ribbon which holds the branch. (the other end of the burlap ribbon is attached to the ceiling w/ eye hooks)
The light makes such a nice glow and doesn't obstruct our view during the day!

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  • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Feb 03, 2017
    Can it be outside all the time? Can it withstand the elements? I live in MI so I'd take it in in the winter, but is it okay to leave it out in the rain and wind?

  • Debo Debo on Apr 11, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful! I love this! Well done!

  • Marja-Lisa Apunen Marja-Lisa Apunen on Nov 24, 2017
    I wondered though how the white light got their electricity ? There would be wires showing connected to each ball .Unless a battery pack and that would show wouldn’t it ?

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