DIY Landscape Lighting

There is a corner of our yard that is dark, shadowy.  The shadows by the bushes freak out the dogs when they go out at night.  We tossed around the idea of a motion sensor light, but that would also light up our neighbor’s house. Having sawdust in the driveway at all times already makes us dangerously to being one of those people.  I think shining a light into a neighbor’s window would seal our fate.

We looked at the garden lights at the big box stores.  They were too expensive, too ugly, too everything.  Fortunately a trip down the plumbing aisle inspired a solution to the problem.

First, we cut a point into the bottom of PVC pipes and stick them in the ground.

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Stick cheapo grocery store solar lights into the pipes.

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Paint them green so they blend in.

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Lots of bang for only a few bucks:

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Now there’s no need to be afraid of the dark.  Or of stepping in one of Charlie’s presents. :)

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