Trash to Treasure: Crafty ways to Light up Your Garden

Instead of shopping at your local lighting store to jazz up your garden, you can save some money and let out your inner-creative flair by using some nicknacks around your house.

DIY garden lighting is all the rage, with mason jar lanterns a wedding reception favourite and moon jars a nice touch to the backyard picnic table.

As spring approaches, you'll find that you're spending more time outdoors. Showcase your best outdoor features with these fantastic lighting and garden design ideas to impress your guests.

Look around for these everyday items around your home and get to lighting up your garden for spring.

Mason Jars

These jars are a must-have for the home, as they're handy for a number of uses. From traditionally storing jams and preservatives to holding plants to bringing light to your backyard!

To highlight your patio area, you might want to think about tying a string of small mason jars together, with a candle in each, then hanging it around on the beams.

Alternatively, you can glue a solid stick or pole to the bottom of the jars and use them as candle stake lights. This can highlight a pathway to the house or the main entertainment area.

Wine Bottles

Don't bin those wine bottles - they can be put to good use! Just give them a good wash and remove the label.

These wine lights can feature as an outdoor table centrepiece, with a roman candlestick placed in each bottle.

Otherwise you can take things to the next level, adding a string of LED lights in a few wine bottles and hanging them in our trees or draping them around your main entertaining area.

Aluminium Cans

Wash out your empty spaghetti and baked beans cans and give them a new lease on life by creating garden lights.

Add character by painting your cans to suit the colour scheme of your garden. Use a knife to poke a few holes around the can and then pop in a tealight candle.

These can lights are perfect for laying on the outdoor table during summer. You can also link several cans together with fairy lights and wrap them around tree trunks to light up your garden.

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Posted by Rusty4Report
you have to be joking about having unattended candles lining driveway this is bushfire season stupidity doesn't even come close
Posted by Cam25Report
Well I would be VERY careful using a knife to put holes in baked bean or spaghetti cans.
A quick check in the cupboard shows they are not aluminium, but steel.
The old triangular ended can openers would be MUCH safer, but not quite the desired effect perhaps, as it can only put holes around the rims, whether on the side or ends.
Also, if you wish to stick glass jars on to the top of sticks, make sure the glue is waterproof!! Otherwise the next rainstorm will have broken glass all over the path you are trying to highlight. Liquid nails, for example, is not waterproof.
A little more common sense needs to be shown by the writers of this article. nice picture though.