Get glowing this Christmas with outdoor lights

Transform your garden into a magical setting for entertaining with pretty and sparkly outdoor lighting.

Bunnings magazine November 2019

Light up your outdoors

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!

outdoor lights

Deck out the cubby

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.

cubby house lights

Solar statues

Solar statues will charge even on cloudy days and the lights will come on automatically when the sun goes down.

statue lights

String lights

Wind little bulbs around tree limbs to highlight their sculptural beauty. 

strong lights

Stake lights

Bring lighting to ground level with stake lights placed in flower beds.

stake lights

Cosy corner

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.

cosy corner lights

Around the pool

Create a beautiful picture on the water with a wall of fairy lights and a splash of pink.

lights around the pool

The front yard

Create a warm welcome by illuminating structural features and dressing up the front garden.

front yard lighting

Light up your place this festive season

Check out your local Bunnings to make this festive season the brightest one yet. 

Photo credit: Brigid Arnott

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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