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5 Creative Ways to Illuminate Your Backyard (Glow in the dark...)

Posted by: Samuel Hirshfield on May 23, 2013


The internet is full of great ideas when it comes to DIY illumination. We've compiled what we deem to be the best and most creative of these ideas for you to enjoy. Thanks, internet. 

1.     Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns

This clever DIY project was created by the people over at Little House in the Suburbs and is sure to become a conversation piece at your next backyard cookout! Using a few easy to find products, you can turn your yard into a masterpiece and even involve the kids in the creative process. Simply click the photo to be directed to our pin board featuring even more ideas and the complete how-to guide.

2.     Terra Cotta Pot Illumination

Need a simple way and cost effective way to create a beautiful lit walkway? Try painting the inside of terra cotta pots with different, light colored, pigments and lining a garden or walkway. For more detail on creating these clever lights, click here!

3.     Punched Tin Lanterns

Have any tin cans lying around in the shed? Put them to an awesome use! Using stencils, a hammer, nails, and a few other basic items, you can create illuminated art. Want even more inspiration and tips on creating these fun pieces? Check out the DIY guide here!

4.     Glow in the Dark Walkway 

Want your yard to be the envy of the neighborhood? The illuminated pathway will fascinate adults and children alike and the glowing rocks allows for safer walking in the dark. Follow this link for paint suggestions and the guide.

5.     Hanging “Garden Chandelier”

Whether you simply need the light, or want to add a romantic touch to your backyard, this simple idea is sure to do the trick! Utilizing a few candles and a hanging basket with a flat bottom, this simple project can add an amazing spin to your garden or patio. Click here for more ideas!

These projects are a breeze! For more intense projects, like installing a patio or lighted walkway, you can rent heavy equipment to level the ground and dig a foundation. Go to our website for rental rates and pricing on backhoes, skid steers, and more!

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Tags: DIY, backyard, light, creative lighting, yard, lighting