18 Stunning DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Night parties have their own unique charms, but they can be a bit challenging. How will you create an atmosphere that will really elicit oohs and aahs from your guests – in darkness? Our friends at Homemade Home Ideas have generously shared with us a list of some of the most unique and beautiful DIY outdoor lighting ideas that will surely make your home look enchanting! The link follows after our own thoughts.

Here are some of my favorite ideas: Make Your Own Outdoor Candle Lantern – Many people would use tiki torches to line their walkways. However, these outdoor candle lanterns will really make your decor look more interesting. Try to get glass hurricanes in different sizes. These will make your outdoor candles look more eye-catching and unexpected.

Make Your Own Ice Lanterns – Ice lanterns leave a kind of romantic effect but they can of course only be used during the winter season when the temperatures are below freezing. Before freezing your ice lanterns, try to add a few drops of fragrance oils so that when the ice melts, the lanterns will leave a subtle scent to your home.

If you live in an area where the climate is more temperate, you can make your own no-melt “ice lanterns”! Use a frosted glass and line the inner part of the glass with a few fake leaves and fruits. Insert a battery operated candle in the middle of the frosted glass.

Magical Paper Lanterns – These star-shaped lanterns will make your trees look more lively. Try to use colored sheets of paper to create multi-colored paper lanterns.

Make Your Own Citronella Candles – Mosquitoes are such pesky insects that will really make for a major party downer. You can make your own citronella candles by filling the wax in tin cans. You can choose to decorate the tin cans by wrapping the outer part of the cans with yarn. You can also use twine!

Cup Cake Lights – If you have LED lights at home, you can use pretty paper cup liners. These are perfect for themed parties!

Ok, here’s the link to the full tutorial: http://www.homemadehomeideas.com/diy-outdoor-lighting-ideas/

How To Make A Giant 3D Paper Snowflake!

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When you look at a snowflake under a microscope, it looks so beautiful because of its unique yet symmetrical pattern. Perfect order and perfect chaos – combined! Snow is amazing stuff.

Many people decorate their homes in winter by buying or making their own versions of the snowflake. Some people stick snowflake designs on their windows to make ther house resemble that of a “winter wonderland”. This tutorial by Wikihow will teach you how to make 3D paper snowflakes!

This tutorial uses basic materials but you can always jazz it up by adding your own twist. Here are some more ideas:

1. the 3D paper can get easily crushed so you can choose to use thicker paper. This may be a bit of a challenge to make but it will help make your snowflakes last longer. Use a sponge brush and dip it in Mod Podge and coat your snowflakes to give them a beautiful shine.

2. You don’t have to make these snowflakes during the winter. You can make these “snowflakes” look more star-like and appropriate for other seasons by painting them in different colors. Try dipping the tip of your brush with a few acrylic paints and use the splatter technique to add color to your snowflakes. Make a few of these pieces to decorate your room. You can also add glitter to these colorful snowflakes to add more oomph to your decoration!

Another idea is to wrap a few barbecue sticks with floral tape. Attach a stick at the back of the colored “snowflake”. Make a bunch of these snowflake sticks and stick them in a recycled glass bottle.

3. Try making smaller snowflakes and use them as gift toppers

4. Make a themed corkboard and place it on your wall. During the winter stick winter themed items. Make a few of these 3D snowflakes to make your room more appropriate for the winter season! You can also stick on memorable winter pictures to remind you of the fun times that you had with your loved ones!

Try to make these 3D snowflakes at home to create your own winter wonderland!

Ok here’s the link to the full tutorial: http://diyhomehacks.com/crafts/giant-3d-paper-snowflake-perfect-for-the-winter-season/

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How To Make A Butterfly Necklace

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Butterflies are a chiefly diurnal group of insects belonging in the order Lepidoptera. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly colored wings and conspicuous, fluttering flight. These beautiful creatures are often used as a form of symbolism. Many forms of literature have used butterflies to symbolize different things. In one Japanese belief, a butterfly was seen as a personification of a person’s soul, whether they be living, dying or already dead. Some superstitions state that if a butterfly enters your house, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. Other people (surprisingly) consider these creatures as bad omens.

Regardless of the way we view them, butterflies are so beautiful that they are used in different forms of art. Many jewelers craft butterfly-shaped accessories.

Here is a tutorial by Cool2Craft that will teach you how to make a metallic-looking butterfly pendant. You will be using an awesome technique that will make you create the look of metal with the use of a paper bag and burnt glue!

Tools and Materials Needed:

1. Two Pieces Brown Paper Bag
2. Butterfly Template of Your Choice and Pen (used as a marker)
3. Aleene’e Tacky Glue or any tacky glue of choice
4. Paint Brush or Old Card
5. Piece of Wire
6. Scissors
7. Candle
8. Rub ‘n’ Buff in Gold

Comments/Suggestions:

1. Your butterfly designs can range from the simplest of shapes to the most intricate of curves. Try to make your own templates by drawing a few practice outlines on a piece of paper. Once you get the desired shape, cut it out and it’s now ready to use!

2. If gold isn’t your cup of tea, you can use a silver metallic paint or another jewel-toned color! Be as creative as you want!

3. The size of the butterfly that was shown in the tutorial can be a bit overwhelming for some of you, so what you can do is to reduce the size of your template. You can also choose to make a few small butterflies and string them together to make a pretty chunky necklace.

4. Of course, you can always use this technique with other designs! You can make templates of dragonflies, bows, boxes, hearts and other patterns for various projects!

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