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DIY Globe Light Planter Posts


Today I’m sharing the globe light planter posts we made for our Florida backyard patio. These are all cell phone pictures, I didn’t bring my DSLR camera on this trip so the color, sharpness and quality aren’t that great, it’s hard to photograph in twilight, but these are good enough to get the idea across.

We have a long rectangular patio and I have two nice sitting areas but it gets dark at night because there is no external lighting, so this was my seasonal solution. It’s beautiful during the day but so dark at night so these lights extend the atmosphere and dusk.

Source for this project: Two 27″ white corrugated Long resin planter; Two sets of 25′ White outdoor globe light; 4 bags 50 pounds of quick set concrete (2 for each planter); 15 feet outdoors Waterproof extension cord (to plug the light); Two are white 96” closet rod; 1¼” screw eye hook, attached to pole and top of house; 1.5 cubic feet of soil per planter; galvanized wire connecting the light strands to the screw eye; Power drills and drill bits.

First step: Drill pilot holes in one end of the closet rod then attach the screw eye hook.

Step Two: Fill each planter with a 50 pound bag of concrete following the mixing instructions. Use levels to stabilize the closet poles with painter’s tape, allowing the rod to straighten and the concrete to set. Repeat with a second bag for each planter.

Step three: Drill a few drainage holes with a drill bit on one side of the planter just above the cement line to drain water from the soil. Add a 1.5 cubic foot layer of soil and plant of choice on top of the set cement around each pole of each planter, I used Aztec grass.

Step Four: Remove the glass bulbs from the globe light wires. Place the planter poles on the patio and the globe light wires in place, securing the electrical wires above the planter poles and on both sides of your house.

Step Five: Reattach the glass bulb to the globe light wire, plug into the outdoor electrical socket with the extension cord, and enjoy!

I captured the process and more of the outdoor scene on video so check out today’s reel on Instagram to see how this project came together!

Globe lights add charm as the day changes to night, all made possible by two sturdy poles anchored to the planter!

I have my DIY citronella candle and this when the mosquitoes or pigeons come Great rechargeable bug zapper To keep these pests away.

Next, I’m looking for a nice rug and a few more plants to complete this space, but for now, I’m kicking off my flip flops, listening to the wind, and relaxing on this outdoor patio.



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