String lights don’t always have to steal the show. Draping them across some plants or a wall adds a lovely but subtle background touch to your outdoor gathering. Piling them into see-through bucket also makes for a pretty lantern.
Freestanding String Lights
Don’t have an existing structure to hang outdoor string lights from? Cement poles to the bottom of planters anchored at each corner of your patio.
String Around a Pergola
Outdoor string lights are the finishing touch on this amazing DIY pergola and fire pit setup.
Make Your Garden Glow
Pachysandra, english ivy, and other dense, sturdy plants work best for adding lights to your garden landscape, according to this blogger, who used incandescent string lights to give her garden a lovely glow.
In the Trees
Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.
Light Up Your Trees
Create a romantic spot by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create an enchanting place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home.