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Clay flower pots are an inexpensive craft supply and you can turn them into just about anything. I loved how these gingerbread house clay pots turned out so I knew I wanted to do a fun clay pot craft for fall that could also be used at Thanksgiving. This scarecrow flower pot craft are incredibly easy to make and you only need a few supplies.
Turn a Mini Terra Cotta Flower Pot Into an Adorable Scarecrow Craft
Scarecrow Flower Pot Craft Supplies
- Mini Terra Cotta Flower Pots
- Paint Pens – I used these extra fine Posca Paint Markers. You can also get this smaller set of the Posca Paint Markers. Another great paint pen option are these Artistro Paint Markers Extra Fine
Watch the video and see the directions below:
These mini flower pot scarecrow decorations are really easy to make! They’d also be a cute craft for kids to do around Thanksgiving… Or even when there’s company over and you need an activity to keep the kids busy!
How to Paint a Scarecrow Flower Pot: Step by Step Directions
1. Paint the Top
Paint the top of the clay pot using acrylic paint. You could also use a paint marker.
2. Add Face Details
Add the eye details, nose and hair using paint markers. I like to first outline the design in pencil.
3. Add Whites of Eyes
Make sure the black background of the eyes are completely dry before adding the white.
4. Detail the Nose and Mouth
Add fine line details for the nose and mouth use a black fine liner pen.
5. Make Rosy Cheeks
Add pink cheeks to the smile.
6. Embellish With Flowers
Glue flower embellishments onto the top of the pot.
7. Finishing Touches
Add any additional designs using paint markers.
How to Use This Craft for Fall or Thanksgiving
Wouldn’t these scarecrow flower pots be adorable as placards for a Thanksgiving table setting? They could even hold snacks or treats!
They are also a great fall craft for kids too.
I’d love to see how your terra cotta scarecrow clay pots turn out. Come share with me a picture of your finished flower pots on Instagram or Facebook! I love showing examples of my tutorials being made!