The Look For Less: Terra Cotta Pumpkins


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There is a simple DIY going viral this year for a copycat look for Pottery Barn's aged terra cotta pumpkins - which retail for over $60! I couldn't resist making my own version with a ceramic jack-o-lantern I was planning to donate this year and I wanted to share the simple tutorial with you!


my little jack o lantern last year in the playroom

terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


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What you need



Where to get your pumpkin


  • upcycle one you already own

  • thrift stores

  • yard sales

  • clearance section at your favorite store

  • or one of these affordable styles below!





how to make it


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


mix equal parts of your colors together to create a tan terra cotta color.


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


Paint your pumpkin with the first coat and let dry.


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


Paint a second coat - optional, mix a little flour or baking soda into your paint for a textured look.


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


When your paint is dry, sprinkle flour over your pumpkin and dry brush all over (or blend with your fingers.) The flour gives a beautiful aged finish!


terra cotta pumpkin, vintage lithograph print, jack o lantern, diy halloween decor, neutral fall decor, the rural legend


If this a DIY you'll try this year? If you make this and share on social media, make sure to tag me @therurallegend!


xoxo, L


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