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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. Tip: Making more frequent, less aggressive cuts will produce better results. Using too much pressure or cutting too quickly may crack the terra cotta.

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Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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