Trick or Treat – Paint this terra cotta pot to serve candy for your trick or treaters.

Halloween painted terra cotta pot
Halloween painted terra cotta pot

Charm your Halloween trick or treaters by serving candy from this terra cotta flower pot that you can paint in time for Halloween.

  1. All you need to complete this project is a terra cotta flower pot the size of your choice (I used an 8″ wide pot). a 3″ piece of card stock, paint brushes and 4 colors of DecoArt Patio paints, Wrought Iron Black, Citrus Green, Petunia Purple, and Tiger Lily Orange.
  2. Paint the inside of your pot and the outside rim with the green.  Draw a black line around the inside bottom edge of the rim, then paint purple dots spaced on the inside rim.
  3. Paint the the remainder of the outside pot black.  Paint spiders as shown spaced around the rim with black paint.
  4. On card stock, draw a 2″ wide pumpkin and cut out to create a pumpkin shaped hole in the card stock.  Use the pumpkin opening as a stencil and paint the pumpkins on the pot with orange.  Paint the mouth, nose and eyes with black paint and a stem with green paint.  Paint purple dots randomly between the pumpkins.

Fill with candy or fruit and have a fun, spooky Halloween.

Copyright Phyllis Dobbs – This design is created for your personal use.  It can not be used for commercial use without the written permission by Phyllis Dobbs.

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  1. I’ve done a lot of pained terra cotta pots, but I never considered using one like this!

    Such a good idea, thanks!

  2. This is so cute!! I love the idea of using the pot to serve candy in, too.

  3. Awww, how adorable! I love the pumpkins on this!

  4. Phyllis

    This is really fabulous! I love it!


  5. This is so cute Phyllis!

  6. This is so fantastic! I’ll be linking to this project in my next Halloween Roundup!

  7. Beautiful Halloween pot!! Very fun idea… I’m writing from, a non-profit website for creative ideas and crafts. We’d love to feature your tutorial in our upcoming Halloween section. If you are interested, please e-mail us at the address given!
    The Blue Team

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