How to Make a Unique Garden Lantern

Nothing is better than soft, natural lighting while spending time outdoors in the evening hours. I don't know about you, but I prefer my garden lighting to have some character! Lighting in the garden is really important if you spend any time outdoors after the sun goes down, and it should definitely be more than switching on a porch light. We found these DIY projects that show us how to make these … [Read more...]

Holiday Light Globe Hack

Ok, I know you can buy just about any type of holiday lighted shape, object or animal these days, but what if you could do it simple, and from things you may already have around the house? We created this holiday light globe hack with wire baskets from the garden shed, ($5 at Home Depot!) some floral wire, and white mini lights. Make sure if you’re putting this globe outdoors that you buy lights … [Read more...]

12 Inspiring Backyard Lighting Ideas

When the warmer seasons come around, most of us like to spend some evenings (or most!) lounging in our yards and gardens. Having good outdoor lighting can make your outdoor space a usable and enjoyable spot to visit with loved ones, have a late snack, or sip a good glass of red. Try these backyard lighting ideas and tutorials to get your yard in shape for when the sun goes down! Our feature photo … [Read more...]

Outdoor Room Ambience: Globe String Lights!

Last weekend Steve had the idea that it was time to add globe lights to the back patio. Especially since we were starting to see them on clearance in the garden section of just about everywhere. And, according to Rachel, my teenager least likely to be found in the garden... it was the coolest thing we have done outside yet. The globe lights just keep making me feel like we're sitting outside an … [Read more...]

DIY Tiki Torches

There is something magical about a summers night in the garden. Warm air, stars, nostalgia, good friends... Being in the garden at night feels like you get permission to share in the quiet part of nature's day... It's relaxing, a little mysterious, and a lot of fun. However, we have two problems hanging out in the garden after the sun goes down. One is light, the other is bugs. We have a solution … [Read more...]

5 DIY Garden Mood Lighting Ideas

In the late summer and fall, as the sun sets earlier but the gorgeous weather still keeps us outdoors, the need for cool garden lighting arises. No one wants to run out and install a lighting system just because sunset comes a little sooner! We have five great DIY garden lighting ideas that are easy enough for any beginner, and can be done in time for your weekend BBQ! Check out these lighting … [Read more...]