You won’t believe how easy this Solar Address Post is! Use the power of the sun to create a fun solar address post for your home. This free DIY craft project shows how to make this easy solar address post. Years ago my son was playing catch with my husband when a wayward ball smashed our plastic address box, so we were in need of a new address display.
I love this idea because you can totally get the look you want in your outdoor space with lots of options for numbering and solar lighting. Let’s start with what you need.
Solar Address Post Supplies Needed
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- 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
Making The Solar Address Post
When creating this project I wanted to use as many supplies as I had on hand. I had a 4″ x 4″ post in the scrap supplies and a vegetable crate leftover from another project. I didn’t feel like digging out a 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 a 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. You could also use a drill and some screws, or a bolt to attach the post to the 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. There are different styles of solar post lights, you can easily find one that matches your other outdoor solar lights.
Then I attached the address numbers with the nails provided in the packaging.
I added the succulent in front and admired my easy solar address post. The succulents added to our garden decor and helped to soften the harsh edges of the crate and the rock. The little solar panel on top works perfectly to light up the space. It’s an inexpensive way to create your own solar address sign.
- You could easily stain or use some spray paint to transform the post to match your home.
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