Step 1: Materials
1 - 10 foot 2" pvc pipe
1 - 2" pvc cap
1 - 1/2" pvc pipe 24"
1 - fence post stake
1 - 4x4 2' piece of wood
8 - Strands of green lights 25' length
1 - Light up star
1 - Plastic tubing 20' 1/2 to 3/4 is fine
6-8 yard stakes
Optional Light O Rama with 9 free channels or other means to power the lights
Step 2: The Build
Then with a jigsaw or hand saw cut out eight slots in the top of the pipe to allow the lights to sit in. Sorry I don't have a picture of this step, but cut the slots wide enough so they don't break and deep enough to allow the PVC cap to fit over with the lights in them.
Now insert the PVC and wood into the base of the fence post and screw 6 long screws through the wood into the pvc to hold it. Don't screw it tight until after you get the spike in the ground.
Measure and cut the plastic tubing for your base. You can check on line for different diameters but mine is 5'. Connect it together anyway you want. I used duct tape. Now drill about 8 evenly spaced holes through the pipe for the yard stakes
The top star cap is made with a 2' by 1/2" PVC pipe secured into a 2' PVC cap. Drill a hole in the center of the cap, slide the pipe in a few inches and drill a few screws through the cap into the pipe. Take care to get the pipe straight. My star is from my wife's grandfathers Christmas decoration collection. Needless to say it's old but still works well. I attached it with some zip ties and ran the wire down.
Step 3: Installation
Stretch out and tie the female end of your first light strand to the base pipe and run the other half up to an open slot. Run it back down and tie off on base pipe. You should make it snug but don't bend the pole.
Find a good centered position for the base pipe and secure to the ground with stakes.
String the rest of the lights as needed, doubling over in the slots at the top and evenly spacing the bottoms.
Once that is done you can cap off the top with the star piece and hook up your wires.
I had a guide line and stake from an old blow up Christmas decoration that I used to make the tree stand straight but hopefully you won't need to do that.