Make your own flower pot lighthouse and add it to your garden. It is not too late! Grab your supplies and add a little whimsy to your outdoor area. You can even make this project as a fun gift that anyone will enjoy. Clay pots are probably going on clearance or being marked down at a store near you. Take advantage and pick up the supplies to make this one of a kind outdoor decoration.
Supplies needed to make a flower pot lighthouse:
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- Terra cotta pots in various sizes (you will need three that fit together, two saucers for the top, and one small one pot for the very top) (fit everything together in the store before purchasing)
- Glass dome (we love the faceted version shown)
- Outdoor paint
- Paint brush
- Clear glue good for outdoor use
- Battery operated candle
Start by painting your flower pots in the color of your choice. They may take two to four coats before getting complete coverage.
I painted the large pots in a color with a white band around the top edge. The saucers and small pot for the top were also painted in white. Allow the pots to dry in between coats and be sure to give them plenty of time to dry before moving them outside.
Glue the top pot to the saucer with a clear glue. Add the glue in about four spots leaving gaps in between. This will allow for any water to drain.
Those two top pieces should be glued together however they should NOT be glued to the glass dome. You want to be able to lift them on and off like a lid to work your candle.
You can glue the rest of the pieces together in a stack as shown below. Allow everything to dry completely before moving outdoors.
Once outdoors, turn on your battery operated candle for a fun touch in your garden. I am sure you could add a solar powered light to this as well. I just did not have one on hand.
You will love the look of this flower pot lighthouse in your garden. Pick up the supplies to make several as these would make great gifts anytime of the year. How many will you make? Pick the colors you love and start on your own terra cotta pot lighthouse today.
Love this and want more?
Try heading over to see how to make this beach themed tray as well. Add your beach memories from this summer to a gorgeous tray that is perfect for your home!
So will you be making your own flower pot lighthouse? While clay pots are on sale, you might want to try a few of the projects below as well!
- Clay Pot Scarecrow
- Wind Chimes from Clay Pots
- Frog with Clay Pots
- Clay Pot Spring Decor
- Terra Cotta Pot Santa