How to Make Stunning Outdoor Orb Lights: A Simple DIY Lighting Project
Welcome to today's DIY tutorial on creating stunning outdoor orb lights using wire hanging planters and fairy lights.
If you're looking for a porch lighting idea this Dollar store craft is perfect and will add a touch of magic to your outdoor space.
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In this step-by-step guide, I'll show you how to make these mesmerizing outdoor DIY lights using inexpensive materials from your local dollar store.
Let's get started!
Materials Needed for This DIY Backyard Lighting Idea
1. Prepare the Hanging Baskets for Your Outdoor Lighting Project
The first step in creating your outdoor orb lights is to remove the hooks and chains from the baskets, setting them aside for later use.
Take one wire basket and turn it upside down. Next, align the upside-down basket on top of a second basket, creating a sphere.
Secure the baskets together by using three zip ties placed equidistant from each other.
2. Prepare the LED Lights for Your DIY String Lights Globe
Take a string of fairy light decorations and fill it with batteries. For this project, we recommend using remote-controlled LED lights, as they offer the most convenience. However, non-remote lights will work just fine as well.
Hang the battery box inside your wire basket project and connect it to the top.
Turn the lights on and evenly wrap them around the outdoor orb light vertically and horizontally. Secure the end of the light string to the basket using a twist tie.
3. Add Greenery to Enhance Your LED Light Decoration
To enhance the enchanting effect of your garden globe lights, it's time to add greenery. Choose a leafy garland of your choice, such as an eucalyptus.
Cut off the various leaves at their base.
Using a garland is a budget-friendly option for this homemade outdoor lighting project, as it provides lots of different leaves in shorter lengths.
Tuck and glue the different leaves to your hanging planter lights, keeping the placement slightly sparse.
This allows the LED lights to shine through the leaves, creating a magical atmosphere.
4. Reuse the Chains and Hooks for Your Budget-Friendly Outdoor Lighting Project
Remember those chains and hooks that you removed from the baskets? Let's put them to good use to add a unique touch to your outdoor decor.
Using a screwdriver or scissors, wedge them into the bottom of the hook and loosen them to remove the chains.
Reconfigure the chains by connecting three chains to create one long chain and two chains to create one medium chain. Leave one chain as is.
Reconnect these chains of different lengths to the hooks.
5. How to Hang Fairy Light Globes
Now it's time to find the perfect spot for your DIY patio lights.
Find an appropriate spot on the ceiling or a tree branch to suspend the orb lights.
Alternatively, if you have a porch swing, you can insert a stick through the ceiling hooks of your swing to create a horizontal rod. From there, you can hang your garden globes on the branch, bringing a playful and enchanting element to your porch swing.
6. Enjoy Your Homemade DIY Outdoor Lighting Creation
Now that everything is set up, it's time to see the enchanting ambiance produced by your creative outdoor lights.
Use the remote control to turn on the lights and enjoy the cozy and warm glow they emit.
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You've done it! Your outdoor orb lights are now a stunning addition to your space, adding a touch of enchantment that's truly captivating.
Take a moment to share your thoughts and experiences with me in the comments below. I'm eagerly waiting to hear how these DIY string lights have illuminated and transformed your outdoor area.