The five best DIY hacks to light up your garden without breaking the bank

DON’T let the sun set on your al fresco evenings.

As the weather gets warmer, we all want to spend as much time outside as possible.

My garden light deals and DIY hacks mean you can enjoy being outdoors long into the night . . . 

GET IN MOOD: Set the mood with a fabulous LED colour-changing, globe-shaped light from Dunelm.

It’s battery-operated, so you don’t have to worry about messy wires creating a trip hazard or cluttering up your garden. Even better, it’s just £6.

LIGHT UP, LIGHT UP: Make your outdoor space safe and attractive with Sainsbury’s copper wire tube LED solar light for £12.

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It is powered by the sun, which will help save on energy bills. They come with spikes you can fix in the ground, so you can illuminate paths with ease.

MAKE YOUR OWN: You can create your own lights for a fraction of the cost by dropping tea lights into glass holders.

Don’t spend money on your containers, instead wash and re-use items from your everyday shopping such as jam jars or glass dessert ramekins.

The tea lights can be cheap as chips. For instance, Wilko sells packs of 100 for just £3.50.

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SPIKE UP YOUR LIGHT: I love Lidl’s Livarno home solar garden lights at £4.99 for a pack of five.

Also solar-powered, the nifty lights run for up to eight hours when fully charged.

They’ll automatically switch on at dusk, but you can switch them off manually when you’re heading in.

FESTIVE FREEBIES: Who doesn’t love fairy lights in the garden? But before you splash the cash, check whether your Christmas tree lights are suitable for outdoor use.

Many are battery-powered and can be wound around your garden foliage, just as easily as they went on the tree in December.

Saves you from buying twice, and means you get the benefit all year round.

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DEAL OF THE DAY

HAUCK baby travel system including footmuff, changing bag and raincover is £199.95 at Online4Baby.com until June 5. Was £299.95.

SAVE: £100

CHEAP TREAT

ENJOY Asquith Gardens English sparkling wine for £9.99 at Asda, down from £18.

The supermarket’s “buy six, save 25 per cent” offer runs till June 5, for even more savings.

SAVE: £8.01

WHAT’S NEW

HEINZ has launched Beanz Houmouz, available in original or roasted butternut squash flavours.

Perfect for dipping, you’ll find pots in Ocado for £2 now, with more supermarkets set to stock them later this year.

TOP SWAP


SMEG’S cream jug kettle, £149, will glam up your kitchen, but Aldi’s gorgeous cream De’Longhi Argento kettle, £44.99, will keep you out of hot water with the bank too.

SAVE: £104.01

LEAH’S LITTLE HELPER

ENJOY a free Jubilee Bombay Citron Pressé Collins cocktail from June 2 to June 5 at Miller & Carter restaurants.

Simply download the app, head to your local branch and show the QR code.

SHOP AND SAVE

THE Food Warehouse is selling three Chicago Town pizzas for £3 until June 7.

Flavours include four cheese, pepperoni and mega meaty Deep Dish – usually £1.75 each.

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DIY fans can find big savings in the Wickes Paint Event.

Running until June 8, top bargains include Dulux easycare washable and tough 2.5L coloured emulsion for £19, was £24.

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