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DIY Outdoor Lighting

Spending time outside with your friends and family is a wonderful way to celebrate the warmer weather. Since we can spend more time outdoors, our patios, backyards, decks and gardens can serve as an expansion of our outdoor living space. To keep the party going through the evening, The Grounds Guys has found some DIY lighting that you can easily make from items you may already have around your home.

Tin Can Lanterns

DIY Tin Can Lanterns

Turn those used tin cans into lighting for your next outdoor party. With just a hammer, nail, paint and a design in mind, turn an old tin can into a work of art! So, eat your veggies!

The Grow Creative blog offers step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Tin Can Lanterns.

Hula-Hoop Chandelier

DIY hula hoop chandelier

Have an old hula-hoop lying around? Wondering what to do with those old Christmas lights? Put them together, add some lace, and you’ve got yourself an elegant outdoor chandelier. This trick also works well with an old umbrella frame without the cloth.

Sarah with an H shows how to make this beautiful outdoor piece.

Glow in the Dark pathway rocks

DIY glow in the dark pathway rocks

Get a beautiful and unique pathway, cheaply, by painting pathway rocks with glow in the dark paint. This is a relatively easy project and could also work well with outdoor planters.

Womenio walks you through the process of painting your own glow in the dark walkway.

Tuna Can Lanterns

DIY tuna can lantern

Who would’ve thought that those stinky tuna fish cans could be turned into something useful? With just a tuna fish can, a painter’s stick, a candle, spray paint and a glass vase, you’ve got yourself a beautiful yard lantern. The more tuna you eat, the more lanterns you can make!

In My Own Style shows how to turn that stinky can into a work of art!

Elegant Solar Table Lamp

Elegant Solar Table Lamp

Turn that ugly solar yard stake into a beautiful lamp in just a few easy steps. Use the power of the sun to bring a gorgeous glow to your deck.

Upholstery Club’s Shelly Leer, contributor on, shows you step by step how to make this lamp from an old thrift store lamp base, lamp shade, and solar yard stake.

Outdoor lighting can add the perfect ambiance and gives us a few extra hours to spend outdoors with our family and friends. If you need to get your yard ready for entertaining, let your friend in the lawn care business, The Grounds Guys, take care of it for you!