Here is a quick and easy craft for the sea lover! I combined a metal lantern and 2 clay pots to make this cute lighthouse for my Mother-in law's birthday
Clay Pot Lighthouse
I started with a metal lantern I bought at Goodwill and 2 different sized clay pots.
I sprayed 2 coats of primer on all 3 pieces.
I sprayed the middle of each clay pot with white spray paint.
Then I taped off the area I wanted to stay white...
...flipped the pots over and wrapped newspaper around the top of the pots. They will be painted dark blue. I spray painted the bottoms of the pots light blue. When they dried I flipped them over and sprayed painted the tops dark blue.
After they dried, I took the tape off and was left with this. I was not happy with the uneven lines (kind of hard to tape a straight line on a tapered pot) so I glued some nylon rope around each line. I also glued rope on the inside of the small pot to give it a nice tight fit on the larger pot.
Next I painted a window and glued the lantern on top.
Here it is lit up! It can be used indoors or out.
These are the paints and primer I used. The whole project took only a few hours but I did it over 2 days because of drying time with the paints.
- Lantern (Goodwill)
- Clay pots (Walmart)
- Spray paint (Walmart)
- Nylon rope (Walmart)
Published May 24th, 2017 11:26 PM
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