Sticking a plastic post in the hard dry ground and expecting great results is destined to be a FAIL. I know, been there, done that.
I do have low voltage LED lights in the front and I love them but as life goes, have not gotten around to doing the back yard. It is on my list for fall so for now $1 solar lights will have to do…
but I cannot just go with sticking it in the ground. Actually I cannot stick them in my ground where I want them-the ground is hard as a rock and I would have to have a jack hammer! So I was messing around a couple weeks ago when I made the flower shaped solar holder for my dry stream bed and had some extra hypertufa (now my hypertufa is not the same as many others but I am a lazy DIYer and I use what I have). Anyhow, hubby and I had gone to Sheetz for $2 6″ subs and I bought myself a Diet Dew for the trip home so I was left with the 32 oz plastic cup to be recycled.
The wheels starting turning and so I cut off the bottom of the cup, filled it with hypertufa, stuck the post from the solar light in, and found a heavy pot to carefully balance on the creation until it started to cure. That, by the way, was the hardest part-balancing a heavy pot on a stick on top of a plastic drink cup filled with cement.
The stand is perfect for my pond and now I have to make a couple more to go around the fountain. It really looks cool and even hubby could not believe how good it looked.
I love finding ways to create and to inspire. Now as you run outside and look at your solar lights, you will be tempted to create your very own solar light stand that will have your visitors asking “where did you get those cool looking solar lights?”
Creating. Inspiring. Gardening without the rules!