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Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

This cute plant pot pumpkin craft is adorably simple to make.  With a few mini pots, acrylic paint and craft scraps, you can create these darling pumpkins too!

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

An earthy orange colour, they are mostly associated with flower pots, but there are infinite uses for a simple terracotta clay pot. They are the perfect crafting material.

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It’s been a while, so today, I decided it was time to have a crafty morning. After looking through my stash, I found some extra terracotta pots.

Cute clay pumpkins!

With a fun clay pot craft in mind, I got to work! Aren’t these pumpkins adorable?

Cheery and bright, this is a great project to do with little ones this fall.

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

This easy tutorial with step-by-step instructions makes it simple too. What better way to spend time getting creative?

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

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Supplies needed:

Side note – I love, love, love that hot glue gun. A rechargeable glue gun with no chord has been so freaking convenient when crafting lately!

Plant Pot Pumpkin Supplies

All of my craft supplies were found at Dollarama! You can order similar materials from Amazon using the links above.

How to create a clay pot pumpkin:

1. Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels. 

Plant Pot Pumpkin Process

2. Paint the 2.5” clay pots with bright orange acrylic craft paint. While still wet, add vertical stripes with dark orange acrylic craft paint. Blend the colors with a paintbrush. Allow to dry completely.

Plant Pot Pumpkin Process

3. Glue two wiggle eyes on the pumpkin face using a glue gun and glue sticks. Give them cheeks by dabbing a new pencil eraser in pink craft paint and stamping on the right and left sides, just below the eyes.

You can us liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.

Plant Pot Pumpkin Process

4. Draw a mouth from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.

5. Using wire cutters, trim one-inch sections from a tree branch. Add some hot glue to the end and insert the twig into the drain hole of the clay pot.

Plant Pot Pumpkin Process

6. Wrap a green chenille stem around a pencil, and then slide it off. Cut the chenille stem in half and attach to the side of the pumpkin stem with a glue gun and glue sticks. 

Plant Pot Pumpkin Process

7. Using natural jute twine, tie two small bows. Attach to the front bottom of the clay pot pumpkin with a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim any long ends of the twine with scissors.

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

How freaking adorable are these cute little pumpkins?! I mean, seriously!

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

Tips and tricks:

  • You don’t have to buy new pots for these crafts. Give a new look to old clay pots instead.
  • The end of the season is the perfect time to pick up some pots, either at home improvement, gardening, or craft stores. They are usually clearing out their leftover terracotta pots, meaning you get a great deal.
  • Using spray paint is a great way to get quick, even coverage on your pots.
  • A decoupage medium, like Mod Podge, does a great job of sealing your DIY project and prolonging its life.
Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

Where to use clay pot crafts:

  • Use various sizes of pots to build a terracotta pot diy lighthouse. Their stackable design makes them perfect for a tower.
  • That stackability comes in handy for making a Christmas tree too.
  • If you’ve got a green thumb, create an indoor garden. Plant your favourite flowers or an herb garden. Or beautify your front door with a tiered planter full of greenery to welcome guests.
  • Little fairy houses are lots of fun to make.
  • Making a bird feeder is a great gift for the bird lovers in your life.
  • Tiny clay pots make cute clay pot wind chimes. Paint them a nice bright colour, make patterns, or leave them simple to suit your taste.
Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

Get creative and put your own unique touch on these cute pots. I’d love to see your creations!

More clay pot ideas:

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

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Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

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Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

Plant Pot Pumpkin Craft

Yield: 2
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This cute plant pot pumpkin craft is adorably simple to make.  With a few mini pots, acrylic paint and craft scraps, you can create these darling pumpkins too!

Materials

  • Terracotta Clay Pots – 2.5” in diameter
  • Acrylic Paint – Dark orange, bright orange, pink
  • Googly Eyes, Four
  • Chenille Stem - Green, One
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Permanent Black Marker
  • Twigs
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with new Eraser

Instructions

1. Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels. 

2. Paint the 2.5” clay pots with bright orange acrylic craft paint. While still wet, add vertical stripes with dark orange acrylic craft paint. Blend the colors with a paintbrush. Allow to dry completely.

3. Glue two wiggle eyes on the pumpkin face using a glue gun and glue sticks. Give them cheeks by dabbing a new pencil eraser in pink craft paint and stamping on the right and left sides, just below the eyes.

4. Draw a mouth from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.

5. Using wire cutters, trim one-inch sections from a tree branch. Add some hot glue to the end and insert the twig into the drain hole of the clay pot.

6. Wrap a green chenille stem around a pencil, and then slide it off. Cut the chenille stem in half and attach to the side of the pumpkin stem with a glue gun and glue sticks. 

7. Using natural jute twine, tie two small bows. Attach to the front bottom of the clay pot pumpkin with a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim any long ends of the twine with scissors.

Notes

You can us liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.

Did you make this project?

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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They are adorable..