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DIY String Light Planters

Make these simple DIY planters to hang string lights in your backyard and enhance your landscaping
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time2 hrs 30 mins
Hanging lights30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Yield: 1 planter
Cost: $75


  • Drill
  • Level
  • Corner braces (optional)


  • Large planters (we used 4 total)
  • 4x4x8 outdoor posts (1 per planter)
  • 2 bags fast setting concrete mix (per planter)
  • String lights
  • Cup hooks
  • Potting mix
  • Flowers


  • Stain/seal your 4x4 posts
  • Center your post inside the planter and use corner braces to keep it in place while pouring the concrete (optional)
  • Fill the planter with water and add concrete mix
  • Make sure the post is level on all sides before the concrete sets
  • Drill several holes into the planter above the concrete line for drainage
  • Add rocks, potting mix and plants to the planter
  • Attach cup hooks at the top of each planter
  • Hang your string lights


Click below to see the final backyard reveal!
riverside retreat backyard