Five DIY String Light Patterns for Your Patio
So, you’ve created the backyard of your dreams and love everything about it! But being able to see your surroundings can sometimes be a challenge once the sun’s gone down—and hiring a professional to install outdoor lighting can be a bit pricey. So, that’s where installing your own string lights comes into play. They’re a simple and cost-effective solution for illuminating outdoor spaces. Best of all, you can create a look that reflects your personal style by using any number of patio string light patterns available online.
Get to Stringing Those Lights
In a previous Done-In-A-Weekend Projects video, Light Up Your Life, expert landscape designer and DIAW host Doug Scott demonstrates how to hang string lights. He also discusses key points for your consideration before and during the stringing process to get the best results. But knowing how to hang up your own string lights is nothing without having a plan—or pattern—in place to spice up your outdoor space. If you get started without a plan, you’re likely to end up with a tangled mess of lights on your hands and an incredibly frustrated outlook on the whole thing. Creating a few DIY string light patterns might be a good idea…
A DIY String Light Guide
Because we know just how challenging it can be to both come up with a plan and enact that plan, we’ve decided to add on to this hugely popular video with a guide. This guide, that you can access here, gives you five DIY string light patterns and provides helpful illustrations and brief descriptions of the five patterns most commonly used to brighten things up outside! From a “V” pattern that works well in confined spaces, to a “zig-zag” pattern that maximizes both string light usage and lighting, you can discover a variety of ways to help shine a light on your next backyard party. Keep it going no matter the time of day, or night, or the time of year with this guide.
Download the patio light patterns shown in this is video.