You won’t believe how easy this Solar Address Post is! My son was playing catch with my husband years ago when a wayward ball smashed our plastic address box, so we were in need of a new address display.
Solar Address Post
I love this idea because you can totally get the look you want with lots of options for numbering and solar lighting. Let’s start with what you need.
Solar Address Post (affiliate links provided for your convenience, learn more here)
- 4″ x 4″ post (height depends on the look you want)
- miter saw
- cement post base (dobie block)
- other option is a square fence post
- vegetable crate
- nails, screws or bolts
- solar post light
- address numbers
When creating this project I wanted to use as many supplies that I had on hand. I had a 4″ x 4″ post in the scrap supplies, and a vegetable crate leftover from a project. I didn’t feel like digging out of hole for the cement post base, so I thought the crate would be a great shield. Planting some succulents in front helped to add some soften to this project too.
Once I had the crate and the cement post base where I wanted it I grabbed a measuring tape to figure out the height I wanted. I wanted something tall enough that Mr. UPS would be able to see it from the street (our front yard is sloped down). I decided on 32″ height for the 4″ x 4″ post.
I used my miter saw to trim the post down to 32″. Then I used 4 nails to attach the post to the cement post base.
The solar post light came with screws to attach to the post. I placed the light fixture on top and attached it with the screws provided.
Attaching the address numbers with the nails provided in the packaging was super simple.
I added the succulent in front and admired my easy solar address post.
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