I love the quote from the movie “You’ve Got Mail” when Kathleen announces that all will be fine, but “in the meantime, I’m putting up more twinkle lights.”
That’s how I feel about the twinkle lights on our deck.

 Sweetwater Style calls for simple, easy, inexpensive elegance.  This solution is almost too easy.
For years I kept the box of Christmas lights close to the front of the storage closet with the idea that I would use them for summertime entertaining.  NEVER happened!  The thought of tangled wires and extension cords made me nuts…and lots of our gatherings are last minute impromptu events….so our parties went without lights.
All was NOT fine without twinkle lights!

A trip to Target and then to Home Depot was the answer! I bought a dozen of the little solar lights and stuck them in the planters.

It seems almost silly to think that I need to tell you how to do this….
But……this is the way that I do it….
Take the little lights out of the package and stick them in the dirt! 
What do you bet you can do this too?!

I checked Home Depot, Target and Lowes for current prices.
Home Depot


For less than the cost of a good bottle of wine…you can have twinkle lights and everything is sure to be fine! 
And if you spring for the good bottle of wine it will be even “finer”. 

Linking To:

Funky Junk Interiors

0 comments on “No Fuss Deck Lighting

  1. blesid

    Yep, I am one of those people that have to be told about outdoor lighting… I always forget about it until I have a party and my yard becomes a black, scary hole! Perfect tutorial, I think I can do it! 🙂 And thank you for doing the research on where to buy! Jules

  2. blesid

    Giving you a follow! xoxo

  3. Adrianne

    Love this idea! Who doesn't need more twinkle lights?? Thanks for linking up at Freestyle Friday!

    Happy weekend ~ Adrianne

  4. Tanya

    This is such a good idea. I hate when we have a big bbq and the bright overhead lights have to be on. This is much better.

  5. Kathy@ Gone North

    What a good idea to put them in the plants…
    Thanks for sharing