|I added a furniture button to finish the open end of the dowel.|
|I cut off the clip|
If you want a free standing lamp post, on the taller lamp I would use metal washers at the bottom to give it more weight, otherwise it would be too top heavy. I plan to glue mine to the sidewalk outside my bakery, hopefully it will be enough to hold it up without the weighted bottom. If not I will add the washers.