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​Looking to turn your outdoor space into the ultimate summer retreat? Get started with our roundup of DIY lighting ideas!

Glowing garden orbs

Old glass shades and LED string lights are all you'll need to create these glowing orbs! Scatter them throughout your garden to create a modern look or use them as a centerpiece to light your outdoor table. Can't find any old shades? Most home improvement stores sell them. Find the full tutorial here.

Source: The Art of Doing Stuff

Succulent chandelier

Dress up your deck with this charming succulent chandelier made from an old pot rack! Mason jars filled with LED candles create a warm glow around the potted plants for perfect accent lighting. Check it out!

Source: Erin Ever After

Nesting twine lights

These rustic lights are easy and inexpensive to make—and they're sure to make your neighbors jealous! Hang them from trees or inside an umbrella to add a soft glow to your outdoor space. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Source: Splash of Something

Jute string lanterns

Living in an apartment or condo? We've got you covered with these simple lanterns that can hang along the railing of your patio. You can even swap out the mason jars for rounded glass candle holders for a more modern aesthetic. Get crafting with the full tutorial.

Source: Love Create Celebrate

Column lights

Make a statement with these glowing columns made using paper lanterns and string lights! Place four columns in a row to create a backdrop for photos or ambiance for outdoor dining. Get the full DIY here.

Source: Martha Stewart

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