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« on: March 13, 2012, 08:29:16 PM »

Years ago I discovered the mystical Lawnware flower pot lamp. I even learned how to make them and made quite a few. I was recently asked by a family member to make them a lamp. Thankfully I found that I have a few planters left. Upon looking around I discovered that they do not appear to make the plastic planters any more.

Has anyone spotted the flowerpots in their local stores?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 01:14:33 PM »

Do you have any pictures of what kind of plastic planters you are looking for? I would also like to see what your lamps look like.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 12:48:50 PM »

The pots are plastic, various colors and have designs of flowers molded into the plastic.  You simply drill a small hole the appropriate size for a strand of Christmas lights, insert lights into the holes, run the wire up through a hole in the top and you're done.  Years ago we had a blue one - longsince gone.  I haven't seen those pots for years, but likely would be somewhere like a K-Mart or Dollar Store.  If your friend/family member isn't determined to have the flowers, could you just find a molded pot with whatever design and accomplish the same thing?  Seems like the pot itself was about 12" - 15" high and maybe 10" across the top.  Have you checked online? 
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »

Found this through Google http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/flowerpotlights.html.

I don't have any idea where you can get the pots.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 10:08:28 AM »

A co-worker just gave me one of these wonderful likes.  Mine is green and have beautiful beads (flowers & butterflies) in the hole and the light is provided by a light bulb in the center.  My first camping trip of the year begins next Thursday and I cannot wait to hang my new camper ornament.  Pictures to follow.

I have looked everywhere for the Lawncare pots with not luck.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 12:00:54 PM »

They used to be sold at Walmart but they don't carry them anymore.  Sometimes you can find them at garage sales and thrift stores. 

I made one of the big ones.  They came in various sizes. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 02:24:23 PM »

I made mine with a smaller pot and used the lights that you would put into a ceramic christmas tree along with some flowered beads I found.  Hubby wired it up with a night light bulb.  Was just perfect to see your way around the door of the pop up at night without tripping on the step.   Need to find that as haven't used it in a couple of years and hang it up again!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 05:38:08 PM »

OOPS, mistake on my part - it was not Christmas lights, but rather Light Bright pegs found in most toy sections.  Then the bulb of whatever size you want inside.  Sorry about the misleading - old age.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 01:40:55 PM »

The pots were made by a company called Lawnware.  They are out of business and all their assets have been liquidated.  I have been looking for a comparable pot for years to make one for myself to no avail.  Finally I ran across a Lawnware light at Biddergy, a local on-line auction house.  I won the auction and scored a ready-made light for $5!!!!!!  Here is a picture of my beaut.

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 05:30:37 PM »

I have three or four of those pots in various sizes I've picked up at garage sales.

Good score for $5!
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