Some of the best ways to illuminate a yard do not include electricity or battery-operated solar lights. Glow-in-the-dark decorations serve a dual purpose. Not only do they add unique and eye-catching style to the exterior of your home, but they also add just enough illumination to light the way. Forget about buying solar-powered landscape lights that require replacement batteries, and do not increase your electric bill by adding wired lighting. Use one or more of these three unique and creative glow-in-the-dark ideas for yard decorations, and save money while making your property appear completely unique.
Surround a Sidewalk or Path with Rows of Glow-in-the-Dark Stones
Stones that have been painted with spray paint that glows after dark are perfect for lining sidewalks or paths, and they are easy to cover. Wash the stones one by one with clear water and a rag. Dry them with another rag, but allow them to finish drying in the sun. Place them on sheets of newspaper, and spray paint the exposed sides. Let the paint dry completely before flipping them over. Make sure that all of the surfaces are coated. After they dry once again, line a sidewalk, driveway or path. They will absorb sunlight during the day and glow
Highlight Portions of Cast Resin or Concrete Yard Decor with Glowing Nail Enamel
Illuminated yard decor does not have to glow from top to bottom. It would look better anyway if only certain areas glowed after the sun goes down. Highlight portions of cast resin or concrete yard decor. Use glow-in-the-dark nail enamel instead of spray paint. It is available in numerous colors. For example, highlight just the eyes of an owl or the silhouette of a troll. Raised details on something such as faux flowers would also be ideal. Nail enamel will eventually wear away just as paint will, but it can easily be touched up as needed.
Paint Stair Steps with a Variety of Glow-in-the-Dark Colors
Not all glowing paint comes in spray cans. Some come in liquid form in standard paint cans. When seeking unique glow-in-the-dark yard decorations, do not forget the porch. Although it is an extension of the home, it is also part of the yard. Consider painting stair steps with a variety of glowing colors. Paint each one a different hue for something truly unique. It will light the way for those ascending and descending the stairs, at least for a few hours after being exposed to bright light.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience