Thursday, August 17, 2023

DIY Terracotta Pumpkin Tutorial

DIY terracotta pumpkin tutorial | on the creek blog //

Get ready for Halloween with a fun and easy DIY craft! Faux terracotta pumpkins are popular, but they can be pricey and time-consuming. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create your own using plastic pumpkins, acrylic paint, flour, and a little creativity. Whether you're a fan of vintage aesthetics or just looking for a unique way to decorate for the season, these pumpkins will impress. Take advantage of the opportunity to create the pumpkin of your dreams!

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, so I wanted to jump-start my Halloween dΓ©cor because I love it so much!

DIY terracotta pumpkin tutorial | on the creek blog //
I ran out of time last year to make the famous faux terracotta pumpkins everyone was making, so I made them my first Halloween craft!

Because my entire life revolves around a more vintage aesthetic, I wanted my pumpkins to reflect that.

I found a cute jack-o-lantern pumpkin at the thrift store & created the faux terracotta pumpkin of my dreams!

DIY terracotta pumpkin tutorial | on the creek blog //

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to turn plastic pumpkins into faux terracotta pumpkins using paint and flour.


  • Plastic pumpkins
  • Acrylic paint in terracotta colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Flour


  1. Paint the plastic pumpkins with your terracotta-colored paint (see colors below). Depending on the original color of your plastic pumpkin, you may have to do a couple of coats to get it to the desired color.
  2. While the paint is still wet, begin sprinkling your flour on the pumpkin, concentrating on getting in the cracks & texture of your pumpkin. It helps to use a small paintbrush to push the flour into the cracks.
  3. Shake off excess flour until you have your desired look. Apply a clear topcoat if desired.
  4. Let the pumpkin dry entirely, and then display it in your home or outdoor space as desired.

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