Sometimes even a favorite project needs a makeover. I made these Terra Cotta Pumpkins when I was first married. I've used them for years (the fine cracks on the tiniest lid prove it), but this year, I decided to do a little updating. What do you think?
They started out looking like this. I like them, but the leaves and things seem a little out-of-date.
Remove the leaves, add a few ribbons, and here they are now:
Which do you like better?
Want to make your own?
- Prime and then paint the pots and lids with your favorite orange craft paint.
- Add stripes using a sponge and yellow or light orange craft paint. (Don't overfill the sponge, and dap lightly.)
- Add faces with craft paint, fabric and a black sharpie or paint pen. (You don't have to do the details with paint. The markers work just fine.) (Round stencils are helpful for the eyes and cheeks.)
- Add fine details to the stripes and cheeks with a fine-point permanent felt-tip marker.
- Create the stems with wooden spools or other wooden shapes. (Paint them green or just leave them the color of the wood.)
- Add ribbons, leaves, buttons, etc to your heart's content!
I'd love to see your version of this project!
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