String lights are inexpensive and and highly versatile light fixtures. With a little creativity outdoor string lights can turn a room or an object into a beautiful sight, as you will see below. From weddings, DIY projects to building facades, from sculptures to creating canopy ceilings – there are so many different outdoor string lighting ideas and ways they can be used.
Around The Home
DIY Project: Wine Bottle Light by Wit & Whistle
DIY Project: Canvas string lights, instructions at Apartment Therapy
The string that connects the lights together come in other colors than green. Traditionally used on Christmas trees, the green wires blended into the tree. Here white is used and blends in with the decorations:
DIY Project: Paper Cube String Lights by Wit & Whistle
Buy these paper flower lights ready made from Diy or Dont at Etsy
DIY Project: Ruffled Chiffon by Heart Handmade UK
You can find these paper cut string light lanterns here
DIY Project: Dixie Cup Light Garland by DIY or Dont
Outdoor Lighting Ideas
DIY Project: Coffee Can Lantern by Maggie Makes. (The DIY project uses votive candles to light the lanterns, but these can be replaced with solar powered string lights stuffed into the can.)
DIY Project: Outdoor Pendant Light by From The Blue Shed
String lights can be hung outdoors to provide pathway lighting:
Some other outdoor lighting ideas using string lights:
Because of their fanciful look, string lights or “fairy lights”, are popular wedding lights.
Here we can see fairy lights being used again for wedding tent lighting, lining the canopy along with with drapery:
Building and Street Lighting
String lights can also be useful for restaurant lighting – creating soft glowing and intimate lighting for romantic indoor or outdoor restaurant areas.
Events and Christmas Lighting
Color coordinating: Traditional string lights are green and red, but as you can see from the photos above there are a whole range of other colors the lights come in. For any events, you can color coordinate the string lights to the theme – Christmas: Red and Green, Weddings: White, Saint Patrick’s Day: Green.