I found the perfect lantern at Ikea to use for this clay pot lighthouse. These cute yard decorations are easy to make!
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This terracotta lighthouse is just 2 large plant pots cemented together and painted, with a lantern on top.
Make a cute terra cotta pot lighthouse for you garden. Check out this video and learn how easy they are to make!
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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. m.ikea.com/
How did you make the windows on the terra cotta lighthouse?
By M. Campbell from Front Royal, VA
I was wondering the same thing, I'm guessing they had a template.
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.
Could you possibly use a solar path light, that looks like a lantern, for the &"topper"?
By Tray J. from Dannemora, NY
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.
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?
To make the lines clean use painters tape around the pot then spray the pot with spray paint of your color choice. There is rayon spray paint that goes on anything.
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.
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.
Are you sure its just two large terra cotta pots? looks like more to me.
By Janet T
The directions are for using 2 pots. The picture at the very top of the page uses 5 pots. I think you can use as many pots as you want per your taste :)
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.
What size clay pots are used to make the large terra cotta light house -using 5 pots?
I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.
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.
I made lighthouses stacking 3 pot with no breaking problems. I would feel ok doing 4.