Solar Pumpkin Stakes




I have a very long driveway and don't usually decorate because there is no electricity there. I do however, have snow sticks along both sides of the driveway. Since the snow sticks have already been put up for this winter I decided to decorate them for Halloween by turning them into lighted pumpkin stakes.

These stakes are extremely easy to make and very cheap.

Materials: (for 1 stake)

2" x 2" x 4' stake - We have used these stakes for a few years, not sure how much they cost but they weren't expensive.
Trick-or-Treat pumpkin - $1
Solar landscape light - $1 at the Dollar Store
Duct Tape-   couple bucks for a large roll
sledge hammer

Step 1: Step 1

Drill a hole off center.  The hole on my pumpkins was closer to the front but centered from left to right.

Step 2: Step 2

Pound the stake into the ground with the sledge hammer.

Step 3: Step 3

Put the solar light in the pumpkin. The post on the light should stick out of the pumpkin a couple of inches until it's flush with the top of the pumpkin.

Step 4: Step 4

Duct tape the light post that's sticking out of the bottom of the pumpkin, to the wooden stake.

Step 5: Step 5

We added a screw to the center of the pumpkin so better secure it to the stake.

Step 6: Final

Here is what the stakes look like. 

Sorry the night pix aren't very good.



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    3 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I think the night photos are great, especially the ones with the moon behind the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing this idea. I might just have to make one for my yard next year.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is a good one for the 'I can make that!' contest! I could make this! Thanks for sharing. So cool!