How do you make a lighthouse out of a plant pot?

How do you make a lighthouse out of a plant pot?


  1. Thoroughly clean pots and let dry, removing stickers/tags if they are new.
  2. Paint pots, letting them dry between coats.
  3. Paint pot saucer for base, if you are using one. You can use the saucer upright—filling with rocks, shells, or sea glass—or upside down, depending on the look you want.

How do you make a lighthouse out of clay pots?


  1. Paint your clay pots with your outdoor paint in the color of your choice.
  2. Paint the bands around the top white along with the saucers and small pot for the top of your lighthouse.
  3. Once everything has dried completely, you can glue together your lighthouse.

How do you take care of a plant in a clay pot?

Take the empty plant pot and wipe off as much of the dirt as possible. Place the pot in the tub and coat with the water/vinegar. Use a green scour pad to scrub off the scum surface on the outside and inside. Rinse well with clean water and let the pots air dry and sit in the sun for a few days if possible.

Will Sharpie stay on terracotta pots?

Do sharpies work on terracotta pots? Yes. BUT when you buy a marker for your crafts, chose the ones that they are water-resistant and/ or oil-based. They tend to be the best markers for terracotta pots because they dry super quick, and they are permanent.

What size clay pots do you need to make a lighthouse?

You will need four clay pots for this project. They can be any size you wish, as long as they are in four incremental sizes – large, medium, small and extra small.

How do you keep clay pots from drying out?

You can keep the terracotta pots from drying out by using a drip-irrigation system or a self-watering mechanism. You can add mulch to the top of the potting soil. Or add water crystals into the potting soil. It’s also good to water the pot in the morning so it has time to absorb moisture.

Can you put water in clay pots?

Drinking clay pot water helps in combating sunstroke as the clay pot keeps the rich minerals and nutrients intact in water and helps rehydrate quickly.

What kind of paint do you use on clay pots?

The best paint to use on terracotta pots is acrylic paint. Once you’ve finished painting, you should seal the paint with a sealer.

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