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.

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Upcycled Maple Syrup Can Lanterns
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Hanging Patio Light From a $2 Pot
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DIY Solar Lantern - Luminary Jar
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DIY Wooden Lanterns
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DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights
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Repurposed Outdoor Lantern
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Light Up Logs
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Recycled Glass DIY 'Glowing' Garden Lights
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DIY Tin Can Lanterns
Outdoor Winter Lanterns
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