8 DIY Bonfire Lights

So Bonfire Night is once again here and we can’t wait for fireworks, bonfires and lots of delicious food.  The thing we’re most excited for?  The amazing lights of course!

Lights obviously play a big part in the night, from amazing professional firework displays, to the sparklers you have in your garden and it’s great that people of all ages can get involved.  However, if Catherine Wheels just aren’t cutting it for you this year, never fear, we’ve got some great ways to vamp up your bonfire with some new lighting.  From new games to play, to some crafty ways to create a bonfire, here’s our top 8 lighting looks for Bonfire Night.

1) Indoor Campfire– This is one for people with little one’s who can’t get as close to the bonfire as they want, or for those who love the night, but not the cold weather that comes with it!  By using tissue paper and a torch, this Mother and Son duo managed to create a perfect indoor bonfire:

indoor 1

Tutorial Link- http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca/2014/05/indoor-campfire.html

2) Glowstick Jars–  If you can’t see the stars on this winter’s night, why not make your own?  This amazing decoration will make your bonfire party sparkle.

glow stick jar

Tutorial Link- http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/diy-glow-jars-tutorial/

3) Flameless Fire Pit- Another one for those who aren’t big fans of the outdoors, or a great alternative decoration to have in your garden.


(Quick Tip: An alternative to lacing the branches would be to simply leave the sticks as sticks if you’re not feeling particularly crafty or are  a bit pushed for time)

Tutorial Link- http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/11/diy-flameless-fire-pit/

4) LED Strip Lighting on the Decking and the Walls and the Shed…– We love our LED Strip Lights for this exact reason.  They are so versatile that you can light the whole garden in different colours, and can use them all-year round for whatever outdoor event you want.


5) Glowstick Ring Toss/ Bowling– Another alternative use for glowsticks, which will keep everyone entertained while waiting for the fireworks!

ring toss bowling

Top image from- http://mylifeandkids.com/30-awesome-halloween-games-for-kids/

Tutorial Link for Bowling- http://www.mykidsadventures.com/how-to-create-glow-in-the-dark-bowling-in-your-home/

6) Pumpkin Bonfire– For those that can’t bear to let go of Halloween, or who just have some left over pumpkins, this cute alternative bonfire is a great way to combine the two.


Tutorial Link- http://www.bhg.com/halloween/parties/flame-design-pumpkin-stencils/

7) Lanterns, Lanterns, Everywhere!– A simple touch of some statement lanterns can make all the difference.  Light a path or line the garden, either on the floor or in the trees for style, and safety!


8) Tree Fairy Lights– Maybe it’s because it looks magical, maybe it’s because it’s a good way to check the Christmas tree lights still work, whatever the reason, we think these fairy lights around the trees are great.  Also, Christmas decorating? Outdoors, done!




Abigail Houseman

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