Nicole™ Crafts Lighted Lighthouse

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Lighted Lighthouse

This lights up your whole room. It'll bring back fond memories of a trip to the ocean, too.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the Mod Podge.
  • 2
    Stain entire lighthouse and base. Let dry.
  • 3
    Paint inside windows and under railing Baby Blue. Paint window trim and door knob Tuscan Red. When dry, glue door knob to door.
  • 4
    Cut a 3-1/2 inch rectangle, a 3-1/4 inch rectangle and a 3 inch rectangle from the balsa sheet. Trim one short end of each balsa sheet piece to match roof edge. Score each piece with craft knife to simulate shingles as shown. Stain with Oak stain and glue each piece to roof as shown.
  • 5
    Brush Snow Accents onto lighthouse as shown. Let dry.
  • 6
    Mix sand and Mod Podge to form a thick paste and brush onto base. Let dry.
  • 7
    Cut dowel into a 2-1/2 inch piece, a 2 inch piece and a 1-1/2 inch piece. Stain dowel pieces and tie together with jute as shown to form pilings. Glue pilings to base.
  • 8
    Stain pickle barrel. Glue jute around top and bottom rims. Paint inside of barrel Baby Blue. Fill inside of barrel with Glossy Accents. Glue barrel to base.
  • 9
    String beads with jute. Glue to base as shown.
  • 10
    Glue round discs, net, starfish and shells to base as desired.
  • 11
    Insert lights and glue to secure if necessary.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Lighthouse with Holes for Lights 104786430
  • Nicole™ Crafts 20 ct. Clear Light Strand White Wire 104283525
  • Midwest Products Balsa Sheet 1/8 inch x 1 inch x 36 inch 104141374
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/2 inch x 36 inch 104146722
  • Lara’s Crafts New Image Company 1-5/8 inch Pickle Barrel 104146402
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 1 inch 26 pc. 104139801
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Birch Button 1/4 inch 23 pc. 104139630
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Jute/Twine 330 inch 104146392
  • Nicole™ Crafts Small World Shell Mix 104181943
  • Nicole™ Crafts 3 to 4 inch White Finger Starfish 104181878
  • Nicole™ Crafts Scrap Net 104186579
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Beads Small Natural 104240862
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Beige 104180325
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Medium Point Black 104128468
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • Ranger Glossy Accents 104100594
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Duncan 4 oz. Snow Accents 104130634
  • DecoArt Americana Gel Stain 2 oz. Oak 104108132 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Tuscan Red 104521645
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Small Saw
  • Scissors
  • Ruler