Over the Memorial Day weekend, I was invited to a backyard barbecue at a friend’s house where I was surprised to find inspiration for a blog post. Our host has turned his formerly dull backyard into a mini urban oasis brimming with edible plants and lit by lanterns he made himself.
Unfortunately I didn’t have a camera with me to photograph his handiwork, but I found something similar (including a tutorial to make your own). You can set them on tables, hang them from trees or under umbrellas. These lanterns cast such a lovely glow in the evening and the candles themselves are protected from the wind by the tall sides. Plus, if you have a mosquito prone yard, they’d make a beautiful holder for citronella.
If glass is more your speed, we’ve got ideas for that too!