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How To Host a Backyard Barbecue Wedding Shower

For a bridal shower or any type of party, learn how to create a casual, farmhouse-style atmosphere packed with comfort food, drinks and cocktails, and loads of charm.

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Galvanized Tubs Become Lighting

Bring industrial, down-on-the-farm flair to your backyard barbecue buffet with galvanized metal tub pendant lights. To make these, pick up large, round tubs; 1”-thick sisal rope; pendant wiring kits;and large globe bulbs from the home improvement store. Drill four holes into the top, evenly spaced apart for rope as well as a fifth hole centered for the light-bulb socket. With the tub turned upside down, insert the pendant kit components up inside the center drilled hole of tub, feeding the wire through the hole until the head of the socket sits flush inside. Cut rope to size so that the bottom of the tub sits between 32 and 36 inches above the surface of the table. Attach two strands of rope, one on each side of the tub, through all four drilled holes, wrapping the pendant kit wire tightly to the rope. Add a heavyweight swag hook to ceiling, then attach rope onto hook and plug each tub pendant into an extension cord.



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