Summer means long evenings spent outside, hanging out in the warm air even after the sun has set. I seriously love ending every day in our backyard, or on the patio, just relaxing, enjoying time with family, and reflecting on what a beautiful place we live in.
To make the view even better, I thought some outdoor candlelight would add some magic to the whole ambiance and make every night feel like something special. It sure helped with our outdoor candle stakes. It’s a simple touch that makes such a difference, and I’m going to show you some of the most creative ideas I’ve come across! So pretty.
I just love succulents and really any fresh greenery that so prettily fills a space. And the way the candlelight plays off the plants and highlights the different shades of green, it’s just lovely isn’t it? You can play with the height and shape of the chandelier, but what I love most about it is it’ll look great during the daytime too! Such a versatile piece that’s simple to set up using an old chandelier base, a succulent arrangement of your choice, and some candles too! You could even try some candles of different height, shape, and color to switch it up for difference occasions or seasons.
Mason jars are a staple for the craft/DIY addict, like myself. There’s so many things you can do with them, but I have to say dropping some tiny tea lights and using them to make path lights is probably one of the simplest. The only addition you’ll have to make is adding the hook to the top so they can hang nicely on some posts you can pick up at your local hardware store. Or, you can also find mason jars with handles already attached. I think the colored jars would look really great like this too!
This is a great way to upcycle an empty bottle of your favorite wine! It would be pretty to use bottles of different shapes and shades, depending on the style of your backyard. After all, red and white wine each have a place in my heart! You could space the wine bottles evenly alongside a countertop or bar, or do a couple little clusters in various locations throughout the patio. It’ll definitely give an elegant look to the space, but can easily be made more fun by adding some decor to the wine bottles…think confetti, paint, ribbon, or tape!