Hello, Pretty Handy Girl readers! Anika here from Anika’s DIY Life. I am back today with a super easy and quick tutorial to take simple solar lights to the next level in your outdoor decor.
As the weather is warming up, you are probably looking for fun ways to spruce up your outdoor areas. Lighting is a key element for adding magic to those warm summer nights. This easy solar light stand is the perfect addition to your front porch or backyard. Plus, it is easily customizable – you can make it as high or wide as you like.
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- 4″ x 4″ lumber
- LED Solar lights
- 7/8″ spade bit (measure your solar light tube to be sure)
- Wood glue
Step 1 – Cut the 4″ x 4″ lumber down to the sizes you desire and sand the edges. I used three pieces cut to 8″, 11″ and 15″.
Step 2 – Use wood glue and clamps to attach the 4″ x 4″ pieces one-by-one. Allow 12 hours of drying time between each.
Step 3 – Drill holes into the top of each pillar. The 7/8″ spade bit worked perfectly for my solar lights. You may need larger or smaller depending on the width of your solar lights. Make sure it is a nice tight fit.
Step 4 – Fit the solar lights into each hole. You can glue them for permanency. I decided against it so it is easy to change out the lights if needed.
That’s it! They look perfect on my front porch next to the $10 tiered cedar planter. The front porch was very neglected until I gave it a quick makeover. Now it is fun and welcoming, especially at night.
Until next time,