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.
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!
Where can the top of lighthouse be purchased ? It looks like one that is on my lighthouse I purchased from Walmart.
That's a Rotera tea light holder from ikea. http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/90257982/
What kind of cement is used to put the pots together?
By Brenda from Morristown, TN
You can stick just about anything to anything with E6000 glue avail in craft and home improvement stores. It comes clear, black or white so be sure to get the color you prefer.
What do you use for the base of the 5 pot lighthouse please? Thanks.
Try a red clay plate like the kind that u put red clay pots on, but I would think you would want it slightly larger than the bottom pot of the lighthouse and glue the whole thing in the center of it, either with the plate upside down or right side up.
It does look like a larger saucer upside down painted Black!
How did you make the windows on the terra cotta lighthouse?
By M. Campbell from Front Royal, VA
I did mine free hand but you could use a template.
What did you do to make the windows
how did you make the windows on the lighthouse?
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?
I used Folk Art multi-surface paint. It states that it can be used on terra cotta. Use a good quality brush to minimize streaking. Multiple coats of spray acrylic coating will pretty much hide the streaks. I ordered light house tops from Target (lighthouse tea light holders). Good Luck!
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.
I made a bird bath for my daughters shower and I painted the pots with a sponge. I had a much better finish.
Are you sure its just two large terra cotta pots? looks like more to me.
Could you possibly use a solar path light, that looks like a lantern, for the &"topper"?