Cafe lights add ambiance to any outdoor living space! Pairing them with floral arrangements makes this patio look inviting and luxurious. It is very easy. You just need the Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix, in the red bag, a couple of planters and string lights, and a little tools. Are you ready to create something special? Let’s go! What you’ll need: Bags of Kwikcret Quick-Install Concrete Mix (per post) 2-4 planters (enough to support cafe lights) 4 by 4 poles (enough to support lights) To build planter poles for string lights, seal the insides. You won’t want potting soil or concrete mix from your farms to spill (I used wood), so use an advanced polymer sealant or advanced polymer construction adhesive to seal any gaps or cracks inside. Place the planter where it will be used. Make sure it’s where you’ll spend a lot of time and can use less light. (I just want to stress: This is a permanent position. You won’t want to move the planter after it’s solid in it!) Position the shaft. Add a 4″ x 4″ column in the center of the planter. (I kept a full 8-foot length.) You can pan it or check that each side-to-side measurement is the same, pour the concrete. Slowly pour two bags of Quikrete Fast-Setting concrete mix around the post until it is evenly distributed, then slowly add water. You will need approximately one gallon of water for each 50-pound concrete bag. The great thing about Fast-Setting Concrete is that you don’t need to mix it up. Just pour concrete and add water – so easy! settle it. While the concrete is solidifying but still loose, use a level to check that each string light planter post is completely plumb. It should not be tilted in any direction, repeat steps 1 through 6. Repeat these steps while the first dries if you need another plant pot to support the string lights. By the time the second dries, the first will be ready for the next step: hooks! Add the hooks. So far, we have planters with poles fixed in concrete. Now we need to create a support system for our string lights. Use a small drill bit to start a pilot hole in the corner of the post. Then install a steel screw hook, you can make four planter posts (arranged in a square or rectangle) to support the string lights, or drill two guide holes in your front to connect the lights from the planters. While your drill is in the auger, add a small drainage hole on the back side of the plant pot, over the concrete. Add potting soil and plant some pretty plants. You can keep it simple with one plant per planter or, for eye-catching results, go to Extra and create a Stir, Stuff, Spill arrangement. (Google it!) Add lights. Finally, cover the string lights on the hooks and connect them, that’s all it takes to make the string lights planter poles! Now, courtyard family gatherings have a little more vibe so you can make more memories together.