Add painter s tape across the planter on all four sides of the post to hold it in position. Place the planter on level ground and use a level on one side to make the post plumb.
At the top of the 4×4 post pre drill a hole for the c hook that will hold the string lights.
How to make post for outdoor string lights. How to hang outdoor string lights from diy posts. Hang the lights around the perimeter of the space crisscrossing the area if desired. Transform your patio into an outdoor oasis and movie.
Secure post with tape. Diy string lights hack that ll make your backyard sparkle. Furring strips are thin 1 inch 2 5 cm by 2 inches 5 1 cm posts that work great to hang light things like string lights.
But you can use any type of wooden post that you want. Just use posts that are strong enough to withstand wind and rain. String light posts duration.
Drill for drainage holes potting mix. Corner brace to keep posts straight before the concrete sets. Allow the concrete to harden according to the manufacturer s instructions before proceeding.
4 4 outdoor posts we used 4x4x8 for our planters fast setting concrete mix we used two 50lb bags per planter string lights we saved 30 on these led lights by buying 4 boxes on sale cup hooks. Insert a c hook in each of the poles toward the top. Hang string lights from the c hooks using zip ties to secure the lights to the hooks.