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Super Simple Fairy Light Ideas

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Nothing adds beauty and charm to an outdoor space as quickly and easily as fairy lights! Here are 3 super simple fairy light ideas for your back yard.

The Simple Stupid train is running full steam ahead here at The Navage Patch! (For those not familiar with our new motto, please read about it here.) Since our deck reveal post, we’ve received a lot of inquiries about the lighted side table in some of the pictures. Today, I’ll show you how to make that table and give you two other super simple fairy light ideas that you can finish in about a minute (okay, I’ll give you 5 minutes, in case you want a tea break). They may be quick and easy (Simple Stupid), but they look incredible at night, and they’ll make your backyard living area pop!

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Super Simple Solar Mason Jar Wine Rack

For our first project, you’ll need a simple 3-bottle wine rack. We found ours at the Put and Take section of our town dump.

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You’ll also need some 24 ounce Mason Jars.

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And finally, you’ll need some wide-mouth mason jar solar lights.

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Now this is tricky, so pay close attention.

I’m kidding, a blind monkey could do this.

Push the solar mason jar lights into the screw ring…

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Put the lights in the mason jar and screw on the lid.

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Fill your wine rack, and you’re done!

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Phew! I bet you really worked up a sweat on that one! Let’s move on to the side table…

Super Simple Fairy Light Side Table

For this one, you’ll need some sort of big planter, solar fairy lights and a round glass top that’s wider than the mouth of the planter.

We used a metal, copperish planter, but feel free to use any outdoor planter. If your planter is not metal (or copper colored), you can spray paint the interior with this copper paint. It really helps to give the table a warm glow at night.

Step 1- Put the solar fairy lights in the planter.

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Step 2 – Go take a break and eat some pie to celebrate how awesome you are!

Step 3 – Put the glass top on the planter.

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Step 4 – Call your local newspaper and tell them to send a news crew to your house, because you’re a superstar!

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Here’s a bonus project just in case those first two were a bit too challenging.

Super Simple Fairy Light Cloche

Throw some fairy lights on a table and cover them with a glass cloche. Yep, that’s it! Sounds too simple and stupid to be true, but it looks fantastic!

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Those cloche lights pictured above aren’t solar – they’re battery-operated fairy lights. But that’s only because we used up all of our solar fairy lights and had those lying around. The project works just as well (or better, actually) with solar fairy lights.

Now go out there are make your backyard sparkle as brilliantly as your soul!

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  1. I love how this looks; I’ll be on the lookout for a second-hand wine rack so we can replicate this too 🙂 I’m wondering what the 3 copper looking objects are beside the cloche in the last picture? Are they DIY, did you add the rope, am I asking too many questions – lol?

  2. I sure wish that we had a Put and Take here, or one of those basements with a never ending supply of junk treasures. LOL . Yall did a fabulous job on the fairy lights. I love all of them. Very clever ideas. I’ve seen the wine racks similar to this at Goodwill but never thought of this. Now I bet I never see another.

  3. Oh Handan i love these ideas! These micro LED lights are so versatile , have some solar ones in a Willow tree and an Acer bush also some i use indoors, i have a large slightly battered iron cauldron, i have been thinking about painting the inside gold and putting lights in it.

  4. Well, great job, Greg!! Thanks! Years ago, when the “lights in a bottle” fad got started, I had a friend who was painting beautiful flowers and such on old wine bottles. Then, we would drop in a small strand of Christmas lights, replace the cork, and thread the wire out of the bottle. In order to cover the ugly cords, I would wrap the cork and wire/plug with either ribbon or fabric strips. Now, I just bought a batch of battery-powered fairy lights for bottles with plastic “cork-looking” switches. Now, they are solar!! Perfect! So much less trouble than what we did! (I’m switching out all those ugly corded ones for solar!) Thanks again, for great ideas!

    1. Thank you, Terra! Yeah, the lights available now are so much easier to deal with, and they look great. That’s why our backyard (and inside the house) is littered with them, lol!

  5. I love all of these ideas, especially that table! And I love fairy lights! I need to order some more. Thanks for sharing!

  6. You’ve given me a bunch of ideas! <3! Here's one of mine. This I've done. Take a wire hanging planter and wrap fairy lights around the frame work. Hang some glass pendants on it and voila: chandelier! It was out of the sun on a porch, so I used a 60 light battery pack set.

  7. I truly love your Navage Patch site!! Y’all are the best and Simple Stupid is right up my alley!!
    Currently working on additional apothecary jars for Halloween, using Handan’s labels.

    1. Hi Gwen, I’m glad you’re enjoying our new Simple Stupid projects, lol! Look out for many more of those, as well as some more complicated ones 🙂

  8. Hey Greg! I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong with the solar lights! Yours look so BRIGHT and GOLDEN at night! But mine only give a very dim glow…….I’m using the same ones as you guys, ordered them after one of Handan’s posts. Any ideas? Thanks!

  9. i have been a follower of kiss most of my life, convoluted just ain’t my style lol, I missed commenting on your last post as my youngest grandson decided to give my keyboard a glass of strawberry milk God love him, your back deck is the thing dreams are made of xx

  10. I knew when I open your email that this DIY would be great, but I had no idea that they would be out of this world fabulous. And all so simple. I also love how you narrate your steps, so funny.???. Thank for sharing these gorgeous DIY’s. for sure I will creat at least one. Mock, maybe two. Alright, all of them. Why? Because I love them all, and know they would be fabulous on our patio.

  11. I love your idea of putting fairy lights under a large glass cloche for an easy lighting solution. My husband and I are hosting a party next week, so I’ve been looking for some easy and creative lighting ideas that will add to the atmosphere. Covering the fairy lights with a cloche seems almost too easy, but it looks great! Thanks for sharing these great fairy light ideas!

  12. This is too funny. While i am reading these end of year wrap up ideas now i remember why a cloche was on my wanted/shopping list. I didnt get it because i couldnt remember the project. Now i know it was fairy lights. Now, why did i have a shadowbox on same list??? Lol