Halloween Painted Clay Pot Tutorial

Halloween will be here before we know it!  Do you love to decorate for Halloween? If so, you can create these cute pots to add to your decor. Just follow this easy Halloween Painted Clay Pot Tutorial!

Halloween Painted Clay Pot Tutorial including Kawaii Ghost and Candy Corn from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

Halloween Painted Clay Pot Tutorial


Clay pot (I used 6" for ghost and 12" for candy corn)
Foam paint brush
Small paint brush for face details
Craft Paints - white, orange, yellow and black

Instructions for the ghost and candy corn:

Clean pot with soap and water. Allow to dry completely. I let mine sit in the sun for several hours.

halloween pot tutorial 

Use a primer to paint the pot. I used Kilz because that is what I had. Be sure to paint both the inside and outside of the pot if you plan to use the pot outside. Allow the primer to dry according to the directions on the product you use. Then, using the white paint, paint several coats to completely cover the pot.

halloween clay pot tutorial 
For the ghost:

Add some round eyes with the black paint. Also add a round mouth. In addition, if you want your ghost to be a girl, add some cute eye lashes. When the black is dry add some white highlights to the eyes. For the cheeks I added a little water to the orange then dabbed it on. After all the paint has dried, spray both the inside and outside of the pot with a sealer.

halloween clay pot tutorial from www.thisautoimmunelife.com 

Finally, I added a bow for my little girl ghost. There was a crack at the top so this was a great way to hide it!

Halloween painted clay pot tutorial from www.thisautoimmunelife.com
For the candy corn:

With the pot sitting on the rim, place a piece of painters tape about 2 inches down from the top. Also tape the rim of the pot. Paint everything in between the painter's tape with the orange paint. It may require 2 coats.

After the orange paint dries, remove the painter's tape. Add a piece of painters tape to the bottom of the orange section. Paint the bottom rim with the yellow paint. Remove the painter's tape when the yellow has dried.

Use white paint to create two oval eyes. Also add a round yellow nose. When those dry, use black to add pupils to the eyes and outline the nose. Also use black to create eyebrows and a mouth. After everything has dried, spray both the inside and outside of the pot with sealer.

Happy Halloween!


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  1. That little ghost is the cutest! The bow is the perfect touch.

  2. Oh my goodness... both are absolutely adorable!

  3. This is the first year I started painted clay pots and its a really great craft. I love the little girlish face with the flirty eyelashes. She is adorable.

  4. This is so cute! Their faces are awesome

  5. Roseann, These are so adorable! You did such a great job on these! Pinning to share.

  6. These could not be any more adorable! I love them both. Pinning.

  7. Oh my gosh! These are adorable and perfect for a not so spooky Halloween decor. Love it!

  8. Aw... so cute! I could see these in a variety of sizes on the front steps as a little clay pot family. Pinned.

  9. So cute! Will have to make one with my kid!

  10. This painted clay pot is so cute. I found you at the Share Your Fall Projects.

  11. This fun craft is perfect for adults and children alike! I love the pretty eyelashes and cute bow on the ghost!


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