DIY Clay Pot Lighthouses

2 Materials
2 Hours

Make Your Own Seaside Souvenir This idea has been around for years but now it's even better with the addition of dollar store solar lamps. Pick a favourite lighthouse and make your own version of it. Mine was inspired by a recent visit to a charming old lighthouse in our area. This is an easy, kid-friendly project and it can be completed in an afternoon (plus paint drying time). Visit the link below for recommended supplies and full instructions.
Pick a favourite lighthouse and make a garden art version of it! The simplicity of the design makes it really eye-catching.
I was inspired to make mine after a visit to a favourite lighthouse on Lake Huron (Ontario, Canada). The tall white tower and red lamp on top made it an easy project.
You'll need a few clay flower pots in various sizes from small to large. You will stack one on top of the next. A small clay saucer holds the top lamp in place. There's lots of options for lamps. Small solar garden lights work great, or look for a battery-operated lamp. If you don't need it to light up, an old salt shaker might be the right fit. Prime and paint the pots with outdoor patio craft paints. Visit the link below for complete details on recommended paints and materials. The last step is to glue the pieces together with an outdoor adhesive suitable for clay pots. I hope you'll make your own seaside souvenir.

Suggested materials:

  • Clay flower pots  (department store)
  • Acrylic craft paints  (craft store)

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  • Gra33861535
    on Jul 27, 2018

    Yes I have mine started. Just need two more pots and the light for the top. Good luck everyone.

  • Julie
    on May 29, 2019

    I'm going to do this this weekend

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