I am in love with the fact that our new place has a spacious and lovely private patio. I am also in love with the fact that it is soon to be spring (and then summer) so we'll be getting a lot of use out of our back area very quickly. Yay for bbqs and bottles of wine enjoyed outside. Yahoo! With this lovely new space comes a lot of dreaming and scheming on my part of fun outdoor furniture and accessories. There will be plenty more on this in the upcoming weeks/months but for now, I love the idea of affordable DIY outdoor lighting options like these. One uses plastics cups, the other ping pong balls. What fun!