Light up the Outside for Under $35: Entertaining on a Budget

Summertime is the time for spur-the-moment get-togethers and low key barbeque’s on a Friday night. Here are some great, cheap ways to light up your great outdoors to get ready for those summer night parties.

Timeless and classic. The tiki torch gives you light and if you use citronella oil it can keep pesky mosquitoes away. Stick them in the ground or in gardening pots, to create some ambiance and use citronella oil to get rid of mosquitoes. Aldi is selling tiki torches for $1.99 each. If you can’t get to an Aldi, you can order them from Century Novelty for $2.59.

Don’t be afraid to bring your indoors outdoors. Using candelabras and center pieces from inside on your patio creates a warm and welcoming feel. Also, use extension cords and bring out your lamps for extra light.
We love this idea from Hang a candle chandelier from a low tree branch. Ace Hardware has this romantic chandelier for $34.99. We found this shabby chic chandelier for only $13.99.

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