Mini flower pot craft: DIY patio lights

Try this mini flower pot craft – DIY patio lights! It’s enjoyable, straightforward and so magical trying in your patio! These flower pot string lights are so twinkly and enjoyable, right here’s how you can make them.

terra cottapot crafts - How to make mini lights!

I really like so as to add colourful accents to my patio, any method I can. That is one in all my favourite tasks from days again – mini-flowerpots for mini-lights! I now make them for family and friends and now I’ll share the method with you! 

This mission is featured in my e book, The Crafty Chica Creates.

Provides for Mini flower pot craft: DIY patio lights

  • 1 strand of mini-lights
  • mini terra cotta flowerpots (one per mild)
  • scorching glue
  • Craft paint, brush
  • Cloth (elective)
  • Embroidery thread (elective)
  • Outdated, uninteresting scissors


Terra cotta pots are porous, that means they take in water and different substances simply. This could have an effect on the kinds of paint and glue that may work finest.

Paint: Acrylic paint is usually used for terra cotta pots because it adheres effectively, is sturdy, and is available in all kinds of colours. It’s additionally water-based, making it straightforward to wash up. For a extra shiny end, you might use an acrylic enamel paint. Some folks additionally use latex paint, however understand that it’d peel over time as a result of porous nature of terra cotta. In case you’re portray the pot for out of doors use, think about using a sealant over the paint to guard it from the weather.

Earlier than you begin portray, it may be a good suggestion to seal the terra cotta pot first utilizing a sealant. This can forestall the pot from absorbing water from the paint and can assist the paint adhere higher. After portray, let the pot dry fully earlier than utilizing it.

Glue: Epoxy or a powerful adhesive like Gorilla Glue tends to work effectively with terra cotta. Most of these glues are waterproof they usually dry clear, making them a sensible choice for those who’re gluing items of a pot again collectively or for those who’re attaching decorations to the pot. In case you’re attaching one thing heavy to the pot, you could wish to think about using a development adhesive. All the time comply with the producer’s directions when utilizing a majority of these glues.

Keep in mind to at all times clear the floor of the terra cotta earlier than you apply paint or glue. This can assist the paint or glue adhere higher.

Learn how to make it

  • Open your scissors and insert a blade into the outlet on the backside of the flowerpot and scrap to make the outlet sufficiently big for the sunshine bulb to suit by. Do that to all of the flowerpots.
  • Paint the flowerpots and allow them to dry. Use white craft glue so as to add cloth trim across the edges too!

Whereas the paint is drying, open the field of string lights. Easy them out so it will likely be straightforward to work with whenever you add the painted pots.

When the pots are dry, add a coat of sealer. Let dry.

  • One after the other, insert the mini mild bulb by the underside of the flowerpot and scorching glue the bottom of the plastic casing of the bulb to the outlet on the pot. Don’t get scorching glue anyplace close to the bulb. Do that to all the flowerpots and lights and let dry.

Add no matter different designs you need. Line up all the lights so they don’t seem to be tangled.

Thanks for testing my put up, I hope you want this mission!


DIY Flower Lights