How to hang festoon lights
Whether you're planning an elegant dinner or a full-blown Christmas extravaganza, there are many clever ways to bring your garden to life with lighting – especially during the festive season. With low voltage, battery or solar-powered options available, the possibilities are endless. When the sun goes down, watch the night light up!
A timber cubby house can look sensational when decked out with solar lights. Add Aussie flavour with a cute menagerie.
Safety tip: While solar lights are an easy D.I.Y. addition, any hardwired electrical fixtures must be installed by a qualified electrician.
Solar statues will charge even on cloudy days and the lights will come on automatically when the sun goes down.
Wind little bulbs around tree limbs to highlight their sculptural beauty.
Bring lighting to ground level with stake lights placed in flower beds.
Devise a festive spot right on the threshold, perfect for soaking up the Yuletide cheer – or leaving Santa a snack!
Easy hack: Poke native flowers into a traditional style wreath to make it more of a local feature.
Create a beautiful picture on the water with a wall of fairy lights and a splash of pink.
Create a warm welcome by illuminating structural features and dressing up the front garden.
Check out your local Bunnings to make this festive season the brightest one yet.
Photo credit: Brigid Arnott