8 Ways to Make a Magical Garden with Fairy Lights

Illuminate your outdoor area with these fantastic fairy light ideas. When it comes to outdoor lighting, there's nothing quite like the twinkle of fairy lights to add a little magic to your garden at night time.

Fairy lights have an amazing ability to instantly create a sense of ambience. If you're looking for a quick and affordable way to jazz up your garden, create one (or all) of these whimsical projects to illuminate your outdoor space.

1. Create a Waterfall of Sparkling Lights

Hang lengths of string lighting off your trees. The fairy lights we've used here can be joined to extend their length (up to 150m) but if you have no power our solar seed fairy lights (10m, 20m and 30m) look just as fabulous lit up in the evenings.  

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2. Illuminate Your Path

Create your own dramatic light installation to mark the entrance of an outdoor party. This one is made by simply winding solar powered fairy lights around black hula hoops. They are light-weight (easy to hang), help to illuminate pathways and look so enchanting.

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3. Create a Twinkling Fire Pit of Fairy Lights 

For a cosy get-together around the fire pit, minus the hazard of fire and the smell of smoke, wrap timber logs in fairy lights. They'll create just as much ambience as the real deal.

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4. Wrap the Swing in Fairy Lights 

If you're having an outdoor get together, get the party swingin' by wrapping the kids swing in twinkly lights. Just be sure to use solar powered-operated string lights, not plug-in, so you can swing freely and unrestrained. 

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5. Light up your Gazebo or Pergola 

Let there be light! Fairy lights weaved between lush green foliage combined with a wooden structure will always look amazing. No complicated hooks or install required, just a little creativity as you weave through your beams. 

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6. Light Up Trees

Who doesn't love a sparkling tree?! An easy cost effective way to add statement lighting and wow factor to your garden. Fairy lights are available either mains powered or solar (no plug in required) so we have you covered. 

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7. Add Sparkle to Hanging Baskets 

Solar seed fairy lights are the perfect companion for lighting up objects in your garden. Just weave the bendable copper around your hanging basket, pop your solar panel on the top and let the sun do all the work. Built in automatic sensors will automatically turn on your lights once dark and turn off once the sun rises. 

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8. Light Up Your Lawn 

Lighting doesn't always have to be up high. Frame your lawn with some shephard's hooks, add some hessian rope and then weave through solar seed fairy lights. Suddenly will add interest to your space and a warm, ambient vibe. 

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Products featured include: 

Solar Seed Fairy Lights 

Indoor & Outdoor Fairy Lights - PVC Cable 

Outdoor Fairy Lights - Rubber Cable


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