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November 19, 2014

Santa Lane Lamp Post

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

I know most of you on Pinterest, if not everyone, must have seen the cute Dollar Store North Pole Street Light floating around all over the Internet. This is my attempt to create something similar, but I changed the name and made a Santa Lane Lamp Post.

The moment I'd seen it, I wanted one, as I think it is so adorably cute ! Problem.. mm, yes, I saw and pinned it, for the first time the day after Christmas last year - a bit late to have made one then, right?

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

But, I kept that one pin, not only on my Board to Make, but buried deep in my mind as well. The original craft can be found HERE on the Dollar Store website.

I have made mine a little different as firstly, I have never seen Christmas Solar Lights {like this one} in our stores. We sprayed all the black parts of a plain Solar Path Light red to begin with. Wrapped some white insulation tape around the pole and we're almost there.

**UPDATE : South-African readers can buy the Holiday/Christmas Solar Lights at Game Stores {light without the Santa Lane sign}**

It was also a little easier to use a plastic Paper Binder as the "bracket" for the Sign - see above where we made a small cut into the plastic pole.

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

And simply inserted the Paper Binder which would pinch together the chains holding the Sign.

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net


So far I have used the following to make the Santa Lane Lamp Post :

- a Cheap Solar Path Light
- Red Spray Paint
- White Insulation Tape
- a Piece of a Paper Binder

And to finish off as per the above photo :

- Small Christmas Tree Stickers
- Christmas Tag
- Bronze colored Letter for the SANTA LANE
- Punch hole re-inforcement Rings
- 2 Small pieces of Silver Chain

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

Everything in place - Stickers around the top of the Lamp, Santa Lane sign hung from the Paper Binder, using the small Silver Chains and I stuck the Lamp in a largish Candle Holder packed tightly with Cotton Wool balls.

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

A close up of the simple, easy Sign {if you want to use this outside, make a Sign with a piece of steel or waterproofed wood}

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

Another close-up - also for use outside, use vinyl stickers, or give it a couple of coats of clear varnish over Paper/Thin Cardboard stickers.

Santa Lane Lamp Post ~ Adorably cute Solar light Lamp Post, which I had changed up a bit and used what I had on hand ~ very easy and simple craft ! {Pinterest pin success!} #Christmas #ChrismasSign www.withablast.net

And finally, in it's place. It looks magical at night with the Santa Lane Lamp Post shining, as well as the small glass Angel, which also has a flickering light. {No way I could get a decent shot of that!}

I have this new camera, and let me tell you, I think I need a University degree to use my new Nikon, because I have just been taking photos of food this far {which I am still royally battling with!} and obviously I still need lots of learning on how to shoot {especially!} indoors.

ps : ANY tips on photography with a DSLR would be greatly appreciated, whether it is food related, crafts, indoors - really any tips at all. Leave me a link in the comments if you have any tutorials or any advise on photography ;-)


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By Stephanie Lynn      

10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for attending week 11 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This is a great idea! What a fun thing to do with the kids :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  2. This is so cute! I had to come check it out when I saw it at the My Favorite Things link up. Now if only my dogs wouldn't eat it...

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  3. Oh my goodness that is so cute, I need a few for my mantle :)

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  4. Love these, I'm featuring on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @ www.craftyallieblog.com

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  5. So cute! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  6. This looks wonderful, Linda! What a great idea! I'll be featuring it in my Hearth and Soul post this week :-)

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  7. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.

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  8. Such a cute idea! Great "upcycle" of a solar light. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday! Hope to see you again this week, Linda! :-)

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  9. Awesome awesome did I mention awesome? Your Santa Lane Lamp Post was my chosen feature tonight on #PureBlogLove ! Congrats!!!!
    XoXo
    H

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