I’ve been getting into the spirit of Fall and decided that a Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Dish would be a perfect way to add a touch of Fall Decor to my home. These are pumpkin pots are super easy to make and are really quite adorable. I think they’d make great gifts, and the small ones would make fun party favors! Psst – have you seen my¬† Terra Cotta Pot Apples? They’re so cute and make great teacher gifts.

How to turn a pot into a pumpkin

Pumpkin Craft Tutorial

Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin

Supplies Needed:

Terra Cotta Pot and Dish – make sure they are the same size
Wood Knob or Spool
Fake Leaf
Green Cardstock
Strong Adhesive, I recommend Gorilla Superglue
Orange and Brown Paint – I used Apple Barrel Paints in Territorial Beige and Jack-O-Lantern Orange
Paint Brush

Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin Tutorial


Make a Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin1. Paint your pot orange

Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin Tutorial


Painted Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin2. Paint the wooden knob and dish brown

Terra Cotta Pumpkin3. Cut a thin strip from green cardstock. Wrap it around a pencil, winding it nice and tight.

DIY Fall Pumpkin Project4. Glue a fake leaf to the bottom of the terra cotta dish.

Terra Cotta Pumpkin5. Glue the paper spiral to the wood knob.

Terra Cotta Pot Pumpkin Tutorial6. Glue the knob and paper spiral over the leaf. I placed the paint bottle on top of the knob to apply a bit of pressure while the glue dried.

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Tutorial7. Fill with treats or other mementos and enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: I did do a search to see if Terra Cotta Pots are food safe and they are not Food Grade. If you want to fill yours with treats you will want to line it with something prior to placing the food inside.

Whimsical Terra Cotta Pumpkin

Looking for other Terra Cotta Pot Crafts? Try some of these:

Terra Cotta Candy DIsh

Mini DIY Gum Ball Machine

DIY Bubble Gum Machine

DIY Gumball Machine

Terra Cotta Pot Apple
Terra Cotta Pot Apple

Terra Cotta Pot Cupcake Stand

DIY Cupcake Stand

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