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Clay Pot Pumpkins

Well this might be the most simple project but it also might be my most favorite one on my fall mantle.  Clay pot pumpkins!  I made one for each member of the family!

Clay Pot Pumpkins Square

Supplies needed:

  • Terra Cotta Clay pots
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Sticks
  • Raffia (for the girls!)
  • Washi Tape/thin wire or pipe cleaners

I started out by giving my pots 2 coats of orange spray paint.  You can even leave them as their original terra cotta color if you want to.  I just had some orange spray paint that had been calling my name….{or perhaps those were the voices in my head?!?}  Either way they turned orange!

Next I found some sticks in the yard.  Broke them down to size and hot glued them in the holes of the pots.

Hot Glue Stick for a Stem

Next I made some green vines for the tops.  I used some green washi tape and some thin jewelry wire to ultimately create washi tape twisty ties!

Start by taping down a piece of your washi tape, sticky side up.  Then tape down two strips of your thin wire.

Washi Twisty tie

Next place a piece of washi tape over the first piece, sandwiching in the wire.  Press the two pieces of washi together tight around the wire.  Using a ruler and craft knife, cut down the center creating two strips.

Cut 2 strips

Twisty Ties

Curl the “twisty ties” around a pencil and hot glue onto the stems of the pumpkins!

Cute Pumpkin Curl

I used a large pot for Fred, a smaller one for me and then two baby ones for the boys.  I had to give me something special since I was the only girl and to show that these pumpkins were a family so I gave me a little bow with a strip of raffia!

Girl Bow on Pumpkin Pot

So there is a complete pumpkin family.  I kind of love them…so simple but cute!

Clay Pot Pumpkins

Psst…if you love washi like I do…you can check out all my other projects where I used Washi Tape too!

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8 Responses to Clay Pot Pumpkins

  1. imklvr says:

    Too cute!!! I saw on some blog (sorry, don’t remember which) where this gal used the pots and the drip dishes that go with them and made acorns. I tried one…a.dor.a.ble! Now I’ll have pumpkins to match! Thanks, kiddo!

  2. Ah! How cute are those?! What a great idea! :)

  3. kellie says:

    Too Cute! Love them, thanks for sharing :)

  4. Maureen says:


    Very nice! I envy your spirit and gumption right now. No energy here at ALL! Any way I could come over from a cup of coffee?


  5. How cute are these? I am going to pin them…they are totally going on my list for next year!

  6. Carrie A. says:

    LOVE these! I am so pinning this for next year! :)

  7. Heidi says:

    I love these! I made terra cotta pumpkins with pots and lids on, but I love the simplicity of turning the pots upside down. Pinning.

  8. I love these and they’re so easy…perfect for kids to help with. Love the idea…

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