What you’ll need for this easy DIY:
- Ropes and Strings
- Wooden Pegs / Zip Ties
- Fairy Lights
- Rugs and Cushions
- USB with the movie on it, or to connect your laptop.
1. Set up the screen:
Lay a sheet on the grass in the spot you want to hang it, so you know where to put the poles.
Use a mallet to peg the garden stakes in the ground and then attach the bamboo to them with zip ties.
Then tie a piece of string between the two posts at the top to peg your sheet to
Once the sheet is secured (use heaps of pegs – as even the slightest breeze will turn your screen into a sail!) tie another piece of rope between the posts at the bottom and peg the sheet to that.
2. Add lighting:
Fairy lights are perfect because they give off enough light whilst being dark enough you can still see the screen. String them between poles and your house, fence line or trees – zig zagging back and forth over the garden
3. Make it cosy:
Lay down rugs, picnic blankets, sheets (or whatever you have!) and add cushions, blankets, throws – anything you have that’s going to make your movie night extra comfortable.
4. Set up the projector, switch on the lights and get the pizza ready:
You’ll have to wait till it’s dark to be able to see the projection on the sheet so you can’t do this till the sun goes down.
Order some pizza, pour yourself a wine, and enjoy a night under the stars!