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Clay Pot Lighthouses

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Turn Pots into Lighthouses!

Transform your outdoor space by putting together a clay pot lighthouse. It's so much fun to make and kids can get involved too. You'll need various sizes of clay pots ranging from small to large which will be stacked upside-down to form the lighthouse. Make sure to use good quality outdoor paint since these will be for outdoors. You can be as creative as you like with this craft and you could even use a fairy door at the bottom. They also make wonderful gifts to give to new home owners for example. Check out these Clay Pot Crafts for inspiration.

Rock Wall

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Rock Wall

The Rock Wall at the bottom of this lighthouse is so adorable. To recreate this , begin by placing masking tape at the edge of each pot where the white stripe will go and then paint all your pots black. Reverse this to add the white stripes. Paint a saucer in black and then add a solar light to that.

With Netting

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With Netting

Increase the nautical appeal by hot gluing some net around your lighthouse. You'll need 4 terra cotta pots to create this beauty and they are all painted white. You can also hot glue shells around it as an extra detail.

With Solar Light

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With Solar Light

A solar light is place on top of a saucer at the top of the structure to create this look. You can choose whatever solar light you like and watch as it lights up in the summer evenings.

How to Make a Flowerpot Lighthouse

birdbath

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birdbath

This combination solar lighthouse and birdbath is made with Terracotta pots, paint, seashells, rocks, sea glass, flat back glass stones, wood, twine, garden solar light, and one fake bird. Also hand-painted 3 seagulls on lighthouse part. And paint 4 seashells green for trees on top of a driftwood piece. Hot glue the glass stones around the edges for a very pretty finish.

Red & White

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Red & White

The classic red and white lighthouse design is perfect to brighten up any space. Use outdoor acrylic paint and paint the rim of the clay pots red, and the body of the pots white. Once dry you can hot glue white rope around the rims and then paint your windows in black on each pot.

Twins

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Twins

Make two lighthouses to flank a particular spot in your yard. They would look equally good on your porch too. You can paint them in different colors or you could paint them exactly the same according to your preference.

Gray

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Gray

Gray is a charming color to paint your light house in. If you have a favorite team that you support, you could also paint your design in their colors for you to enjoy or give to someone special as a present.

Blue and White

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Blue and White

The coastal feel of this design is perfect for a beachy vibe. The bottom consists of a saucer which was painted black and then filled with little stones.

Navy & White

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Navy & White

Navy and white with accents of gold is sure to look stunning in any garden. Instead of a solar light you can use a small lantern with a battery operated tea light at the top as shown in the picture.

Patriotic

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Patriotic

For an awesome 4th of July decoration - recreate this idea which consists of five terracotta pots. The fence at the top can be made from Popsicle sticks which are painted black and then hot glued together.

Life Savers

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Life Savers

Life Savers feature plenty on this creative design. You can usually find them at your local dollar store or do a search online for them.

Blue Ombre

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Blue Ombre

For a striking look, paint your lighthouse in blue ombre tones. You can get the small nautical decor from the Dollar store.

Gray & Red

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Gray & Red

The hand painted red brick all the bottom of this lighthouse is adorable. This one is designed to look like like a castle with colorful whimsical painted flowers outside the windows.

Tropical Vibe

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Tropical Vibe

If you want to keep them together but easy to take apart and move then don't glue the pots together - instead put a rod into the ground and thread it through the hole in the bottom of the pots as you stack them.

Comments

Elaine Byers (author) on June 23, 2021:

Thanks so much Ishika :)

ISHIKA MEHERE from NAGPUR on June 22, 2021:

Wow that looks fascinating

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