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The Look For Less: Terra Cotta Pumpkins

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, affordable tutorial with you!


ceramic pumpkin
before

terra cotta pumpkin
after

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terra cotta pumpkin

DIY Terra Cotta Painted Pumpkins


What you need



family room with white brick fireplace

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


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

paints


2. Paint your pumpkin with the first coat and let dry.


painting a pumpkin


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


painting a pumpkin

4. 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!


sprinkling flour on a pumpkin


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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Gast
13 sep. 2023

I love this xx thanks for sharing xx

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