Easy DIY Terrace Lighting for a Beautiful Backyard

DIY terrace lighting for a beautiful backyard

Ever looked at your outdoor space and thought it could use a little extra charm? Well, we’ve got the perfect, easy, and budget-friendly DIY project to light up your terrace or garden in style. All you need are a few basic materials, a bit of patience, and voila – a cozy, illuminated outdoor haven awaits!


What You'll Need:

  • 4 water pipes (we recommend galvanized)
  • 4 large terracotta flower pots
  • Post mix concrete 
  • String lights or bulb string lights
  • A spirit level
  • Thin string 


Step 1: Gather Your Materials

First things first, make sure you have everything you need. Check the list above and gather your pipes, terracotta pots, post mix concrete, and lights. Ready? Let’s get started!

Step 2: Assemble your RackBuddy

Time to get hands-on! Start by assembling the iron poles and fittings. The great part? You can customize the height to perfectly match your space. Make sure everything is snug and secure – these poles are the backbone of your project.

Step 3: Prepare the Concrete

Next up, we’re mixing things up – literally. Combine your post mix concrete with water and gravel, following the package instructions. This mix will give your poles a rock-solid base.

Step 4: Prep Your Flower Pots

Place each assembled pole right in the center of your terracotta flower pots and carefully pour the concrete mix into the pots. Use a spirit level to make sure the poles stay upright – this step is essential for a polished look. If needed, use thin string to keep them steady while the concrete sets.

Step 5: Let It Dry

Patience is key! Let the concrete dry completely. This might take a day or two, but trust us, it’s worth the wait. You want those bases to be rock-solid and stable.

Step 6: String the Lights

Once the concrete is dry and the pipes are firmly in place, it’s time for the fun part – the lights! Drape your string lights or bulb string lights between the poles. Go for a zigzag pattern for a playful vibe or straight lines for a classic look.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Cozy Space

Turn on the lights and experience the cozy, inviting glow of your newly illuminated outdoor space. It’s perfect for evening gatherings, reading a book, or just enjoying the fresh air.


Ready to see this in action?

Check out our step-by-step video guide below and get inspired to light up your outdoor space today!  Feeling inspired? Contact us here and we’ll help you create a custom solution for your garden or your wardrobe.