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
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What you need
pumpkin - ceramic, plastic, foam (see sources below!)
acrylic craft paints in orange, brown tones, and gray
Where to get your pumpkin
upcycle one you already own
clearance section at your favorite store
or one of these affordable styles below!
how to make it
mix equal parts of your colors together to create a tan terra cotta color.
Paint your pumpkin with the first coat and let dry.
Paint a second coat - optional, mix a little flour or baking soda into your paint for a textured look.
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!
If this a DIY you'll try this year? If you make this and share on social media, make sure to tag me @therurallegend!