I’m jumping on the terracotta pumpkin trend and attempting to make my own. It’s been on my list to try for a few weeks now. I’ve seen many ways to do it, all a little different. Some with heavy texture, others less. I decided on the less version, and love how they turned out. The subtle cream colored terracotta is gorgeous and goes well with all autumn decor.
Slowly my collection of faux pumpkins has grown over the years. I’ve painted them, cut into them, glued them together, they’ve basically paid for themselves multiple times over. Each year I find ways to reinvent them to match the theme I’m doing. This year, they’re becoming terracotta pumpkins!
This is such a simple project. A few pumpkins, 30 minutes, and you’ll have some stunning fall decor!
- Baking Soda
- Acrylic paints in colors of your choice (I got this set and this one to mix together. It’s the perfect pallet to work with!)
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Terracotta Pumpkin Instructions:
Taking a paintbrush, mix together the paint. I used about three colors to create my favorite custom color. Then, and baking soda. The more baking soda you use, the more texture you’ll have. Apply to pumpkin.
Allow to dry until tacky, then taking a sifter filled with flour, tap over top of the pumpkin. Gently rub into sides, working well into the cracks and crevices.
If you’re planning to use these outsides in the elements, you’ll need to spray them with a sealer. (Make sure you use matte, not glossy) If not, that’s it! You’re done!
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