Clay Pot Lighthouse; a how-to guide.

I am quickly becoming a Pinterest addict! This spa chick is not the most ‘crafty’ person but with a little inspiration and an understanding of my limited degree of talent, I can usually estimate which projects may be successful 🙂

With the gardening season around the corner and gifts to buy in the month of May, I felt inspired to get creative and wanted to share.

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If you search ‘clay pot lighthouse’ on Pinterest you will see many styles created by talented people to give you some ideas.


  1. I purchased the clay pots from Dollarama and found the solar light there as well; I had most of the paint at home already.
  2. I glued the 3 pots together using gorilla glue but I do not recommend that as it dripped and I had to remove that later. I suggest the E6000 adhesive.
  3. Zinnser bulls eye 1-2-3 primer (a favourite). 2 coats.
  4. One coat of white semi-gloss latex paint.
  5. Black acrylic craft paint for the trim.
  6. For the windows and door I used a sharpie permanent marker with a stencil and then painted inside the lines. (My years of painting nails came in handy here!)
  7. paint the top with red acrylic craft paint.
  8. A detail brush helped add craft paint to the windows and door.
  9. I glued the decorator stones with the E6000 adhesive, one row at a time starting at the bottom; this worked best so they do not slip while the glue sets. (I learned that by the second lighthouse!)
  10. I spray painted 2 coats of clear gloss.
  11. I attached the solar light with the E6000 adhesive.

Project Photos:

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I had so much fun with this project and completed them over a few days, doing each step when I had time. I hope to make one to keep 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!



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