Terra Cotta Patio Lights

Bring a warm glow to any outdoor living area with this unique lamp. Durable terra cotta material endures the outside elements and adds a relaxed garden atmosphere anywhere. What’s more, you made it yourself.
Making more frequent, less aggressive cuts will produce better results. Using too much pressure or cutting too quickly may crack the terra cotta.

What You’ll Need:

Other Supplies

  • (1) 6″ Terra cotta clay flower pot
  • (1) 8″ Terra cotta clay saucer
  • (1) Tea light candle
  • Dust mask
  • Eye protection



Draw your own design or trace a pattern on the outside of a terra cotta flower pot. Note: The bottom of the pot is now the top.


Using the 562 tile cutting bit and a Dremel rotary tool, start the cut by grinding into the pot at a 45° angle, once you’ve cut through the wall of the pot, continue cutting by while keeping the bit 90° to the pot.


The 84922 Silicon carbide grinding stone can be used to smooth the edges of your cuts.


Place a votive candle in the middle of the saucer and cover with the inverted terra cotta pot.

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