DIY Fairy Light Projects are so much fun to put together and give us almost instant gratification!
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Where is your special place? Is it a balcony, high atop the city skyline?
Or maybe you have a huge backyard with a deck and BBQ station? Oh, that country porch of yours is absolutely beautiful. Great job!
You know it doesn’t really matter where your space is or how big or small. What matters is that it’s yours.
It’s a place where you can go to be reflective, enjoy the company of your special sweetie, or celebrate life with family and friends.
When Did Fairy Lights Become So Popular?
So when did fairy lights or string lights, transition from Christmas Trees and holiday decorating to the garden? I’m not sure but I know that for a long time people would leave their ‘icicle lights’ clipped to their eavestroughs all year long!
Not anymore! Outdoor garden lights are really popular, and I think they create a little magic in our green space. Here at the trailer we wind fairy lights through the trees and shrubs and wrap our decks with them.
Fireflies and Fairy Lights
One of my absolute favorite things from the South is fireflies. Now that’s magical. Being out on a sultry summer evening, and watching the fireflies twinkling in the dusky evening gives me such a peaceful feeling. Like all is right with the world. And that’s exactly what I feel when we turn on the fairy lights, or like lighting candles.
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What You Will Find In This Post
a grapevine wreath
hanging chandeliers and planters
a watering can
mason jar and milk bottle fairy lights
outdoor campfire spaces
stringing lights over a deck
and so much more!
All the projects are budget-friendly, with items that you can find at your local hardware, garden center or craft store.
And I’m sharing a little secret, just between us, ok? There are also some fairy light projects that you can just buy, no fuss, no muss!
So have fun, and if you do make anything, please be sure to tell me about it in the comments below, OK?
Doesn’t this backyard hammock by Stephanielynn.com look cozy and inviting?
Those string lights just make you want to snuggle in and watch the world go by.
This easy DIY porch light or outdoor chandelier is just divine don’t you think? All Things Heart and Home give you all the instructions!
I think this would make a fun DIY project to do in an afternoon with friends.
What an adorable fairy light project! I’ll bet you have the perfect spot for this!
Smart School House shows you how to pull this sweet watering can fairy light project together in no time!
Even your tiny side patio will look amazing with fairy lights! Amara.com dresses up this tiny special place.
Here is a classic DIY project you can make with your kids!
A hula hoop and string lights. That’s it, let’s head to the Dollar Store! From Dizzy Maiden
These Honey Bee String Lights are one of our secret DIY projects – no glue gun required!
I can’t wait to put these sweet little honey bees up on our new deck.
One of the most creative DIY outdoor lighting projects yet! I think everyone has had an old brass chandelier at some point.
And you always see them at a yard or tag sales, right?
Not Just Paper and Glue gets crafty with this creative idea. And it’s solar, so no cords required!
You will want to have a glass of wine every night under this fun fairy light chandelier!
Adorable, easy to make from That’s So Gemma.
This garland of Fairy Light Mason Jars is brilliant!
Another easy project but one that really has the WOW factor! From All Things Heart And Home.
Another great craft or DIY project that the kids can get in on.
Now you can buy decorative paper bags, or use a paper punch, make your own designs! From Ideal Home.
Create some magic with this sweet milk bottle and a battery powered string of fairy lights! From Family Handy Man.
If you love haunting antique barns and flea markets you’ll have certainly come across an old wooden ladder or two!
Such a creative and beautifully rustic design. From Unskinny Poppy
Looking for a totally rustic look?
Home Depot has you covered with these tree limbs supporting a string of fairy lights.
These flower string lights are just so adorable, and another one of my secret DIY projects.
No assembly required!
Goods Home Design has you covered with these simply mason jars and coat hooks.
Don’t you love the blue-green glass of the mason jars?
Icicle lights combined with strings of fairy lights give this garden shed a welcoming glow.
You could do this on a pool house, any structure at all! From Family Handy Man.
Stringing lights across this special backyard space creates instant magic!
And these string lights with the little light bulb style lights, instead of the usual twinkle lights (my term – LOL) are very trendy! Brooklyn Limestone creates a perfect backyard setting.
Now, this hanging planter fairy light project is absolutely divine. You love it too, right?
How easy is this to take a wireframe hanger, fill it with moss and other greenery and wrap some battery power string lights through it. Absolutely easy peasy. Or you can buy it from Terrain, Presto!
Grapevine wreaths are still so popular and you’ll love how the rustic vines glow when you string some fairy lights around them! From Family Handy Man.
This curtain of magical fairy lights will turn even the plainest outdoor area into something special! Here it’s hung on a gazebo, but you could also hang it over a curtain on your patio door!
So this is the third of my secret DIY fairy light projects that requires no special tools – just hang it up!