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How To Make A Beautiful DIY Solar Light Garden Post

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Learn how to make a beautiful and useful solar light garden post for your walkway.

solar light garden post

I wanted to make a Solar Light Garden Post for some time and finally had a chance to complete it.  We have limited outdoor lighting and a long driveway so it really makes it difficult if you are carrying things in at night.

I have been pricing outdoor solar lanterns, but they are out of the budget, so I went to Lowe’s with a vision in mind.

Solar Light Garden Post

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Solar Light Garden Post

The supplies needed:

  • 4x4x8 foot post cut in half $9
  • 2 solar lights-mine were $4.97 each
  • Clay pot clips Wal-Mart one set $5.98
  • House numbers I paid $1.29 each
  • Pansies $5 6 pack
  • 4″ clay pot/saucer
  • 2″ clay pot/saucer
  • Potting soil

The post was painted in two coats of semi-gloss white and simply screwed in the solar light. Here is a similar solar light cap: Solar Light Cap

I found these awesome clay pot clips at Wal-Mart, but there are similar ones here-Flower Pot Klips

A clip was attached to each side.  I planted pansies and added the clay pots to the post. The post was secured in a fairly deep hole.

It really gives off a good amount of light and I love how it looks at the end of my walkway. For about $20 a piece you can’t go wrong! 

Solar Light Garden Post

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Solar Light Garden Post


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Friday 24th of July 2020

Your information based on Lights, Is really gives off a good amount of knowledge.

Edward Garcia

Monday 23rd of March 2020

Outdoor solar lights are popular with gardeners. They are indeed very decorative objects. Thanks for sharing. Keep Posted!

7x Energy

Thursday 8th of August 2019

I really enjoy it! Thanks!


Tuesday 5th of April 2016

What a neat idea! I really need to get my act together and clean up the outside! You are inspiring me :) #HomeMattersParty


Friday 1st of April 2016

What a wonderful addition to any yard/garden! I even think I can get my kids to help me with this project!! Pinning this! #HomeMattersParty


Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Absolutely Kim! Your kids could help. My daughter helped-it was fun to make together.

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