Mounting Candy Cane and Mini Trees in the Garden

480hsv

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Hi All, just wondering what people use to mount their candy canes and mini trees in their gardens?

I have the 48 pixel candy canes and 180 degree mini trees. I have seen a few people zip tie pvc pipe to the prop then slide it over a rectangular metal bar which they hammer into the ground.

I was thinking of attaching the pvc pipe to the props then using zip ties to attach to a metal stake like this one.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-60cm-premium-steel-ultrapost-5-pack_p0086619

How do other people secure their props to the ground?
 

i13

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Ideas that come to mind are stakes (like in the Bunnings link), tent pegs and weights.
 

vk3heg

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I used 5-6mm Aluminium tubing zip tied to the prop, and then a steal rod inserted into the ground. The prop was then slid over the rod.
 

480hsv

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thanks for the replies. So looks like most people are using stakes zip tied to the props. Are you all using the same concept for singing trees / bulbs etc? Just dont want it to blow away if there is strong wing.
 

TRAVISTY

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I 3D print stand-offs for all my props easy to connect them to stakes without wires in the way
 
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