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Light Up The Night With DIY Lanterns

Light Up The Night With DIY Lanterns

With the nights getting longer, there is even more incentive to light them up.

After the editors of Gardenista ran across this colored lantern set from Darby Smart, they decided to test the kit themselves. Simple instructions, easy steps, and in a matter of minutes, they had them strung up in a tree in the backyard.

Who says it’s too late in the season to throw one more outdoor cocktail party?

DIY blue glass hanging lanterns l Gardenista

Above: Photograph by John Merkl.

A DIY Hanging Votives kit comes with three mason jars, white suede hanging cord, embroidery thread, and glue.

DIY blue glass hanging lanterns Darby Smart l Gardenista

Above: Autumn cocktail party, anyone?

For more favorite lighting, see 5 Quick Fixes: Outdoor Lanterns.

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7:58PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

I love hanging jar lights. :) I've also noticed a lot of stores stocking the vintage style glass milk bottles, I'm thinking of using a few of them to create lights.

12:38PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

It's way too cold to do these now, but come spring, they will be a great idea for an outside cookout.

8:48PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

What a good idea!

3:40PM PST on Dec 20, 2013

what a great idea.....perfect for next spring / summer parties !

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3:22PM PST on Nov 30, 2013

A great idea but regarding the question 'is it too late to throw one last outdoor cocktail party', I live in the UK and the answer is yes, sadly it is. We had a great summer this year but now the seasons have moved on, each brings its' own beauty but for the next few months cocktail parties will be in doors, or outdoors wrapped up in very warm coats!

12:13AM PST on Nov 30, 2013

Nice picture of the candles in the good jars!

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