I have been wracking my brain, trying to come up with some fabulous DIY project for my backyard to wow you all with my outdoor decor panache.
I came up with nothing.
I was thinking of recovering my patio cushions but that required gads of time, something I lack right now. Six weeks of school left baby - then I can recover to my heart's content.
In the meantime, I am going to show you my stupendous outdoor decor trick. Nothing adds instant pizzazz to an outdoor setting than lanterns and candles.
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When we have an outdoor dinner soiree, I pull out all the stops with my decor and whip out several Mason jars, not large ones but the smaller ones. They are the perfect size for tea lights - which I have in the thousands. I kid you not. Long story, but if you need a tea light, you know who to ask.
As a collector of lanterns, I have a few kicking around, but I like to add an extra layer of light with small mason jars. There are a plethora of DIY's with Mason jars floating around the web so I am not going to regurgitate a tutorial, one you have probably seen pinned a thousand times. What I do is simply grab a few Mason jars, pop in a tea light and voila! Instant candle holder/lantern for the outdoor table!
Less than 5 minutes, easy peasy.
I think eating dinner by cande light makes food taste so much better, don't you?
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and link up your brilliant outdoor decorating projects for the Outdoor Extravaganza Link Party!