I had seen clay pot solar lighthouses on many DIY sites and I decided to give it a shot myself.
Terra Cotta Pot Lighthouse With Solar Light
I purchased various size terra cotta pots, the largest being 12" in diameter and each got smaller.
I spray painted mine, a total of two coats. You can used regular acrylic paint too, but I just thought it would be faster to use spray paint.
I decided on my design and used painters tape to make my stripes and used red acrylic paint.
I painted windows and a door.
I found solar string lights and a lantern at a second hand store. The lantern was rusted so I spray painted it black.
I used the base of a solar light that no longer worked and wrapped the lights around it and stuck it in the hole of the top pot. You can use a regular solar stake light, I just happed to find the lantern and wanted to used that.
I place the largest pot in the plastic planter base and added the river rock around the edge.
I put the finished lighthouse on my front porch.
I added a small U.S. flag on top.
The solar string lights have a steady on or flashing option.
The finished lighthouse will be enjoyed for the summer months.
I did not glue the pots together, I simply placed them on top of one another using sheets of foam plate protectors inside to prevent chipping and make it easy to separate.
Once summer is over, I want to be able to break this down and store the pots inside one another for easy storage.