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Backyard String Lights Ideas: Dress the Hedges
One of the prettiest ways to make a statement is by using the natural elements in your backyard. Link several strings of outdoor lights together and weave through the dense cover of a hedge to make an instant impact, and light the way to a good time.
If your hedge needs trimming, be sure to sharpen your pruning tools before you get started.
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Makeshift Canopy: Canopy String Lights
Attach outdoor string lights to tall fence-posts or other structures and crisscross your yard to create a canopy for your guests. The perfect addition to an outdoor barbecue, you can pair this canopy with a DIY outdoor table, like this ingenious one, made from Quikrete countertop mix.
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Outdoor Tree Lighting Ideas: Wrap Trunks
Many people go straight for the foliage, but don’t overlook tree-trunks as an easily accessible and beautiful frame for string lights. Create a lighted forest of trunks in clear bulbs for a magical effect, or add some colorful lights for a bit of whimsy.
If you’d like more trees in your yard, our tree-planting tips help ensure success.