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Outdoor lighting

Explore 20 projects, 14 articles, 4 galleries, 1 video, and more

Pumpkins with Scary Etched Silhouettes

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This sideboard tableau intersperses luminous pumpkins with a decanter of wine, a stand with fruit, and other objects evocative of Edgar Allan Poe and his tales of horror.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw to cut the opening
  • Plaster scraper, fleshing tool, or sharp, sturdy spoon for scooping out the pulpy flesh and thinning the walls
  • Awl, for transferring the template patterns
  • Narrow-blade and wide-blade linoleum cutters for etching designs
  • Miniature saw for carving designs
  • String lights
  • Glass jar
  • Template
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Outdoor Lighting: Stars

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Outdoor Lighting: Shooting Stars

Steps:6
To create striking outdoor lighting this holiday season, string several of these shooting stars in your yard.
Materials
  • White spray paint
  • 24-inch star-shaped wire wreath form
  • 12-foot strand of rope lights
  • Small zip ties
  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit
  • 44-inch-long strip of 1-by-2-inch pine
  • Six 2-inch binder rings
  • Large, heavy-duty zip ties
  • 100-bulb strands of white wire mini lights
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Outdoor Lighting: Icicles

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Electric Candles

Steps:2
When it comes to decorative outdoor lighting, let the architecture and landscape of your house -- along with your imagination and our ideas -- guide you.
Materials
  • Plug-in or battery-powered candle
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Sheets of beeswax
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Outdoor Lighting: Winter Fence

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Outdoor Lighting: Hanging Trees

Steps:4
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Snow Lanterns

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Storing Christmas Lights

Next year, don't spend a minute sorting through tangled webs of holiday decorations. Keep lights ...
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