Terra Cotta Pumpkin Makeover

Love these cute Terra Cotta Pumpkins! Use them as Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween, or turn them around for plain pumpkins for Fall. {OneCreativeMommy.com}

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  I like them, but the leaves and things seem a little out-of-date.

Terra Cotta Pumpkins before the makeover {OneCreativeMommy.com} Fall Decor

Remove the leaves, add a few ribbons, and here they are now:

Love these cute Terra Cotta Pumpkins! Use them as Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween, or turn them around for plain pumpkins for Fall. {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Which do you like better?

Cute but outdated terra cotta pumpkins get a fresh new look with a quick and easy makeover! Love this fall decor! {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Want to make your own?

  1. Prime and then paint the pots and lids with your favorite orange craft paint.
  2. Add stripes using a sponge and yellow or light orange craft paint.  (Don’t overfill the sponge, and dap lightly.)
  3. 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.)
  4. Add fine details to the stripes and cheeks with a fine-point permanent felt-tip marker.
  5. Create the stems with wooden spools or other wooden shapes.   (Paint them green or just leave them the color of the wood.)
  6. Add ribbons, leaves, buttons, etc to your heart’s content!

Terra Cotta Pumpkins {OneCreativeMommy.com}

I’d love to see your version of this project!

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  1. So lovely! You are invited to post your project at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. Just follow the link then grab the button to participate each week!

    xoxo, Marti

  2. So cute! I just love their cute faces!

  3. Carmella Calhoun on Facebook says

    Love everything I am seeing here! newest like! ~ Creative Carmella

  4. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says

    Cute–love the ribbons on them :)

  5. Thank you for your submission! : )

  6. Very cute little pots!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. OMG – Those are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  8. Katherines Corner says

    Love, love, love this fun craft. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful weekend xo

  9. they look so cute :)

  10. Too cute, what a great idea!

    Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  12. These are just ridiculously cute Heidi! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Hope to see you back this week! – Trish

  13. How cute!

  14. What a cute idea! I’m going to have to make some of these for my house. Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    You are a STAR! Featuring you today. These are so doggone cute. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina


  17. I love this project. I am pinning this and am also your newest follower! Cheers.

  18. I like both, but the original are my favorite. Thanks

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