An inexpensive craft project made with clay pots is a lighthouse for a garden decoration. This is a guide about making a terra cotta lighthouse.
By patrick 1
This terracotta lighthouse is just 2 large plant pots cemented together and painted, with a lantern on top.
I found the perfect lantern at Ikea to use for this clay pot lighthouse. These cute yard decorations are easy to make!
Make a cute terra cotta pot lighthouse for you garden. Check out this video and learn how easy they are to make!
What kind of paint do you use for the lighthouse? Is it spray paint, as last time I painted a terra cotta pot with a paint brush it was all streaky. Any ideas on how to paint it so it is even and has not got the streak lines?
June 16, 2014
Make sure your paint is colder than what you are painting even if you have to put it in the fridge. It should result in a streak-free finish.
Where can the top of lighthouse be purchased ? It looks like one that is on my lighthouse I purchased from Walmart.
May 25, 2014
That's a Rotera tea light holder from ikea. http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/90257982/
What do you use for the base of the 5 pot lighthouse please? Thanks.
December 27, 2015
It does look like a larger saucer upside down painted Black!
What kind of cement is used to put the pots together?
By Brenda from Morristown, TN
By Tom C. 1
What sizes of pots do you recommend for making this feature? The pots that I have looked at stack too low down on each other.
What kind of lantern did you attach to the light house? How do you connect the pots together for the pot heads?
By Deborah from Perrysburg, OH
By Nina W. 1
Has anyone had a problem with the weight of 3 or 4 pots stacked on each other breaking the ones below them?
By Nina W
How did you make the windows on the terra cotta lighthouse?
By M. Campbell from Front Royal, VA
What is used for the fencing at the top of the large lighthouse?
Why do you have to use cement, why couldn't you use Gorilla glue?
Are you sure its just two large terra cotta pots? looks like more to me.
By Janet T
Could you possibly use a solar path light, that looks like a lantern, for the &"topper"?
By Tray J. from Dannemora, NY
May 30, 2014
I've been making lighthouses out of clay pots since '85 and always used the regular solar lights for the top. Recently I did see on the internet where someone bought the lanterns but was going to use a candle with it. If you can find the solar lanterns that fit the size of your top pot's bottom, go for it. Would love to hear how it turned out and your resource for the lanterns.
By Ellie G. 1
What type of paint do you use for the clay pots? Should you use two different sizes of pots?
By Ellie G.
By Beverly G. 1
What size clay pots are used to make the large terra cotta light house -using 5 pots?
Has anyone ever cut the bottom of the pot out so the "lighthouse" can fit over a well cap?
I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.
How large of pots did you use?
By Linda from Denison, IA
What is the black part of the lighthouse just below the lamp. It looks circular with a rail?