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Transform Planters into a Lighthouse

A friend shared something like this that she had seen on YouTube, and I thought it was adorable.  I changed it up a bit and made it my own.  Great for decorating the garden, or your porch.  I figured it was a way to pretend we were at the ocean, even while living in Arizona! 🙂

I found everything at the local hardware store and it was pretty inexpensive to make.  You could change it up however you wish and personalize it to your home.  I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this fun craft!!

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Transform Planters into a Lighthouse

Materials/Tools Used:

  • (1) 10″ Planter
  • (1) 8″ Planter
  • (1) 6″ Planter
  • Paint
  • Solar Garden Lantern
  • Adhesive
  • & Time! 

Planter Lighthouse Instructions:

I started by painting each of the planters with a blue spray paint, that had a sealer in it.  That way, it saved me a step.  You could use whatever type you wanted, just be sure to seal it if it will be outdoors.  I left this for a few hours to dry.

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Next, using white craft paint, I painted the rim of the pot, to add a bit of dimension to the piece.

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After that, I painted a small square of white with the foam brush to look like a window.

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Using a thick black marker, I added the details of the window.  It took a few coats to make it stand out.

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After this was all dry, I turned the large planter upside down, and stacked the medium one on top of it.

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To create top, I inserted the solar garden light (with the pipe removed) into the hole of the small pot.  I had to grind around the hole a bit with a file to make it big enough for the light to fit, but it didn’t take much.

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When that was inserted and fit well, I added some liquid nail adhesive to it to secure it in.  This will take from 2-7 days to completely dry, so if you’re in a hurry, use something else that will dry quicker.

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When the light had fully cured and was stable, I flipped the pot over and slipped it over the middle one on the tower.

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Now, you can decorate your yard, porch or wherever you want the lighthouse to be.  Since it’s using a solar light, having it somewhere that gets direct sunlight is obviously the best choice.

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Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment.  Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

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“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12


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Love it! Building one today for pier on the lake! Thanks

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Marisa
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OH, these are nice. And if you think about the colors and options are endless. Such a fun project. thanks for sharing!

Pam
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That is so CUTE! I love it. What a cute way to make a solar light look unique and fun!

Crystal Green
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This would make a wonderful gift for someone very close to me. If only I was crafty like this! It looks quite sharp. I can only imagine how it looks at night.

Melissa Vera
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This is adorable. I would have never thought of using a solar light. Love having you as a cohost on #homemattersparty

Maria Brittis
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This is adorable what a fantastic idea
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Michelle James
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Jamie, I just love this lighthouse!! So creative! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty

Susan
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What a fun yard decoration. Pinning now. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

Sahana
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This lighthouse turned out super cute, Jamie. Love it.

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Nicole
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This DIY Lighthouse would look so cute outside in the garden! Happy to be co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you this week!