Who’s working like me during those warm days? It can be a drag to be glued to a desk all day but the warm weather and long days have one big advantage: even if you’re working, you can still enjoy the after-work hours to the fullest. I meet up with friends, have a picnic and go for walks. It’s like there’s another day after I finished work.

DIY colorful outdoor fairy chain light | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

However if it does get dark then, it’s such a shame that I have to go inside with the temperature still being so nice. This was a problem I wanted to address when I made this nail polish marbled fairy light chain. The best thing about it: it’s powered by batteries and suitable for the outdoors. So when I want to have a picnic in a park, I can take it with me and when it – by chance – starts to rain, I don’t have to worry about health issues while I enjoy the warm summer rain.

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If you want to make your own, the whole tutorial is on Otto Magazin with lots of pictures that guide you though.

DIY colorful outdoor fairy chain light | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I actually took this pictures while there was a storm approaching. I took the fairy lights down. It started to rain so heavily that I was glad, I didn’t put them to the test right then.

DIY colorful outdoor fairy chain light | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Fun fact about this fairy light chain: did you know that it’s nearly impossible to buy any in the local hardware stores in summer?! Apparently it’s a winter-and-christmas-thing. How stupid is that?! I hope someone responsible for the assortment at Austrian hardware stores reads this and agrees with me. We want fairy lights for summer! Who’s with me?

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No wonder people go online and order more! That’s what they get from looking at me blankly while I ask in 3 different stores for some “outdoor lighting with LED lights”. Pah!

Before I rant some more, let me get some snacks and drinks, fetch my fairy light chain, my summer basket and go outside. Happy weekend, guys!

Now. Carry on!