How do I make a cover for a small side entrance porch light?


Something that will withstand all 4 season changes. But not easily breakable. Single sandard bulb fixture. Attractive but not lavish.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 29, 2018
    Hi, Maybe use a Glass jar and make a hole in the lid?

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 29, 2018

    Plexiglass or glass in frame. Cast aluminum will better withstand weather changes. Punched tin, if in a protected area, or cone shaped metal, etc. You need to know projection limitations, if any. Make a frame that provides easy access to changing lightbulb, but that also provides adequate space for light spread onto porch area.

  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Jul 29, 2018

    There's different size/style mason jars that would make really cute and easy light covers! You could paint it and if you want a rustic look you could distress after painting

  • Heje Heje on Jul 29, 2018

    How about building a wood box frame with three sides that could be stained and fastened to the house.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 29, 2018

    since it is an outside light, it isn't just a bulb screwed into a socket is it? Isn't there some structure or frame of one around the bulb?

    • Dbd28374641 Dbd28374641 on Jul 30, 2018
      Has a socket. It has a fixture but the bottom part is always getting hit and broken. Jist trying to come up with a better idea.

  • Dbd28374641 Dbd28374641 on Aug 02, 2018

    All great ideas. Just have to decide which one to go with. Olivia had some interesting ideas. Thank you all.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 02, 2018

    Hi Dbd. You could cut a galvanized bucket in half and secure to frame with small screws. I saw this done recently and thought what a cute idea.