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trying to keep the little ones inside the path. Looking for ideas for pathway markers that are higher off the ground.
 

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If you have the path lights with the spike, extend them with pipes the spikes will fit inside.

Or, use string lights run between posts or pipes. We used the ball lights between 2x2s hammered into the ground in two runs about 10” apart to outline a path to our burn-pit area during a party a couple years ago. We hooked them on with the little Christmas light clips. We used the ones where you can plug several runs end to end so it was easy-peasy. I don’t have a picture, but it looked similar to the theater rope pathways with two rows of rope, one at knee height-ish and one at waist height-ish.

I think that it might look cool to incorporate both, even.

Hope you’ll post pictures of whatever you come up with. :)
 

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My Menard's, by the Christmas lights, has metal poles that you stake in and string lights through. They are a couple bucks a piece. I will set some up tonight and try to take a pic. I do up the driveway and around the front of the house for Christmas. For Halloween, I am just doing a path to the door.
 

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I have a bunch of those Dollar Tree shepard hooks that stand maybe 2-3 feet off the ground. Added more a few years back from 99 Cent Only Store which actually were thicker metal and maybe a bit taller. I thought they made great hooks to put next to tombstones to hang lanterns off of them but also could be used to support strings of LED colored lighting to make a pathway border that would keep the kids out of areas to the side of them I didn't want them wandering into while still providing some light for them to walk along. I liked the double duty aspect of the hooks over the years.
 

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I took short sections, about 16", of pvc and painted them black. Then drilled holes thru them and ran rope in the holes, tied at each end and added as many posts as I need for each walkway/rope length. I then put 12" rebar in the ground and put the "posts" over the rebar. This way I can have the paths go whichever way I want. I usually dont have to place any lights on these as the yard is lit just enough to see the rope. I can string lights over the rope or place lights on or around the pvc where needed. I like this method as they have lasted for many years and is just enough of a guide to keep people on the path.
 

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1/2" PVC pipe painted black stuck on rebar pounded into the ground. You ncan zip tie or gorilla tape light strings to9 them, top them with skulls or pumpkins or whatever.
 

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We are using shepherd hooks with skeleton arms across the top hook. We then used the “noodle root arch” tutorial for the bottom of the pole. We are hanging lanterns from the hook. Then using the tutorial for making vines we are going to run vines between the hooks along with some orange lights.

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My sidewalk is pretty dark so we have some cheap solar path markers out year round. Last year I used some Halloween themed caution tape and ran it around each marker and strung between them to make a definite line along the path. I also put little pumpkins with battery operated tea lights along the way to further the spooky border. This year I'm adding a shepherds hook on each side holding a wooden LED lantern (painting them right now) that I bought at Michael's.
 

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My sidewalk is pretty dark so we have some cheap solar path markers out year round. Last year I used some Halloween themed caution tape and ran it around each marker and strung between them to make a definite line along the path. I also put little pumpkins with battery operated tea lights along the way to further the spooky border. This year I'm adding a shepherds hook on each side holding a wooden LED lantern (painting them right now) that I bought at Michael's.
It's extremely dark here too, which is why we have those solar lights around our circular driveway all year long. I was thinking that those cheap $5 lights you can get at HD or Lowes would probably fit into either conduit or 1/2" PVC to raise them off the ground and you could use an orange gel to change the light color too. Since the ground here is so hard, we never use those little plastic stakes that come with the lights, we just pound in rebar so it shouldn't be hard to insert a 2-3' piece of PVC over the rebar, insert the light into the PVC and it's very easily reversible.
 
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