Hanging Patio Light From a $2 Pot

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
7 Materials
30 Minutes
Sometimes you just need a simple and inexpensive fix to solve a problem. I have an awkward area of my patio where I've always wanted to install some type of pendant light (mainly for aesthetic). Using a $2 plastic planter pot and an LED Battery-powered push light, I did just that. And now, you can too!

- Plastic Pot

- S-Hook x 2

- Chain

- 3M Command Velcro Strips

- LED Battery-operated Push Light (Outdoor)

- Spray Paint

- Drill
Step 1) Drill a hole into the center of your planter pot.

Step 2) Spray paint your pot in the color of your choice. Don't forget to do the inside! I used a navy blue for the exterior and a metallic silver for the inside.
Step 3) Insert your chain through the hole from the exterior to the interior of your pot.
Step 4) Attach an S-hook to the end of the chain and secure the chain tightly around the hook.
It should look like this and will hold your chain in place.
Next, grab your LED push light. With just the click of your hand, the button turns on and off.
Step 6) Attach 3M Command Velcro Strips to the backside of your battery-operated LED push light.

Be sure not to cover the battery-pack opening, just in case you need to change the batteries overtime.
Step 7) Stick & secure the light into the center of your pot, covering the S-Hook.
Step 8) Apply another S-hook to the end of your chain and hang on your patio or deck.
My patio now has a little bit more decor added and I couldn't be happier with the result. The light provides just enough light for reading during the evenings.
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  • Rocker chick Rocker chick on Sep 03, 2017
    How do you keep the paint from flaking off the plastic planter pot? I've tried both Rustoleum & Krylon brands of paint for plastic. I haven't had any luck in getting either one to adhere without flaking off regardless of plastic type . Clear coating doesn't help either.
    I have discovered that if I spray paint an item with one brands color & clear coat with the other brand, I get a crackling effect The effect is inconsistent showing up in a patchy fashion, but gives an aged look to the item, which is fun!

  • Tracy Tracy on Jun 07, 2018

    How do you change the batteries since the light is stuck to the pot? It seems like it would be hard to get the light out.

  • Pip Pip on Jul 21, 2018

    How do you turn the light on and off?

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  • E95656 E95656 on Mar 27, 2022

    Love this ❤

  • Jrr28834517 Jrr28834517 on Jul 16, 2022

    Love this. Where did you get the push light?