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Get Ready for Halloween With These Adorable Pumpkin Dishes


Flower pots aren't just for gardening! You can re-purpose old pots or buy new ones to make this easy autumn craft that is just so cute! These Terra Cotta Pumpkin Dishes are the most adorable decorations for fall and Halloween. The fun thing about this project is that you can use various sized pots and saucers to create a collection of different sized pumpkins to put throughout your house!


The best part about this craft is that you can customize it to really make it what you want!

If you're feeling up to it, you can add some special touches to your pumpkin pots to really make them unique. Why not try painting some cute jack-o-lantern faces to your pots? Or adding ribbons and bows?

Or, if you like you can paint ridges and add paper leaves to make them look more realistic.

If you can't find wooden knobs for the stems of your pumpkins, you can also use tiny clay pots. Just paint the pot either brown or green and glue it to the bottom of your saucer. It's just as easy and turns out just as cute.

If you don't have saucers you can still make some really cute pumpkin decorations. All you need are the pots, sticks you can cut to be the size of the stem, ribbon and paint. Although they don't hold candy, these pumpkin pots are super cute and would be a fun craft to do with kids.

Below are the list of what you'll need and the directions for how to make our terra cotta pumpkin dishes. Feel free to get creative with yours, and don't forget to have fun!


  • Terra cotta pots and corresponding saucers
  • Acrylic paint (orange and brown)
  • Glue
  • Wooden knobs
  • Paint brush
  • Twine
  • Halloween candy


  1. Paint your pots and saucers orange and let dry.
  2. Paint the wooden knobs brown and let dry.
  3. Glue your wooden knobs to the bottom of your pot. This will be the stem of the pumpkin. Let dry.
  4. Tie a piece of twine around the wooden knob.
  5. Fill your pots with Halloween candy and enjoy!

Do you know someone who would love this easy Halloween craft? Make sure to share the instructions with them!

Have you made these Terra Cotta Pumpkin Dishes before? How did they turn out? Did you do anything different to yours that made them extra unique? Let us know!

You can watch our video below that shows you step by step how to make these fun fall decorations.

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