5 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR OUTDOOR PATIO

Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design & Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert. 

Summer's coming so it's time to get your patio ready for outdoor dining. It's easy to light up your patio using thrifted finds. Here are a few things to look out for that'll help brighten your outdoor area for those evening get togethers.

1. Christmas lights
You can usually score festive lighting that you can reuse for your patio. Hang the string lights or wrap them around your fencing or posts to add some sparkle to your outdoor setting.

2. Mason jars
Mason jars are always a great go to item for all sorts of crafting and DIY-ing. You can turn them into lanterns by Mod Podging tissue paper to them or leave them as is.

 Mason Jar 2

3. Bowls
Bowls of all sizes can be used to house candles. You can either pick up LED tea lights from your local dollar store or try floating candles.

 Bowl 2

4. Glasses
Glasses of all sizes and heights are perfect for adding more light to your patio. Again you can use LED tea lights or regular candles in the glasses.

 Glass 2

5. Candle holders
You can always find fun and interesting candle holders at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. If you're lucky you may find a candelabra perfect for your patio. Or lanterns. You can mix it up to create an eclectic ambiance for those nights outside.

 Candle 2

What creative ideas can you share for outdoor lighting using treasures from your local Salvation Army Thrift Store?