Summer Lights

June 20, 2018

Decorating the patio for summer couldn’t be easier. Whether it’s lighting the 4th of July or having friends over on a Saturday night for burgers and beverages, your party lights will turn a fun gathering into a fantastic one.


  • Christmas Light Cord – reuse the cord you have for Christmas or get a new one.
  • Round Frosted G30 Glass Bulbs – we used G30 for our project in red, white, and blue but G40 or G50 satin bulbs would be great choices based on the size of your patio or project.

Wondering what size G30’s are related to G50’s and 40’s.  This blog addresses that subject.

G30 G40 G50 Round Bulbs – What are their sizes and what does that look like?



We love an easy project and installing bulbs is easy and frustration free if you simply give the bulb a reverse quarter turn before you spin the bulbs into their sockets clockwise.

Straight run installation

Try alternating the bulbs in a single cord and use it to outline your patio or criss-cross your patio.



Three times the bulbs, three times the fun

Installing all blue in a single white cord then all red and all white in their own straight-run cords is a bold moved.  Installed in a linear cluster these cords makes an amazing impact.

We’ve created this project for summer and used a patriotic combination but imagine what you might do with wedding colors, red/green/white for Christmas or yellow/purple/green for Halloween.

Come to think of it, let’s add this to the list and show you how we’re going to impress the Trick or Treaters this year!

Wait!  Teal and white – can you say BEACH?!



Let us know if you try this project, the colors that you chose and how you use your Christmas light cords all year. We’d love to see a photo!





Elizabeth May
Elizabeth loves to host any gathering or party, Hospitality is her gift. When not at her church, Elizabeth can be found playing a competitive European board game. She enjoys SEC College Football, maybe even a bit too much (WAR EAGLE!) Originally from the deep south, Elizabeth along with her husband and four teenage children have called Fort Worth home for several years.

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