DIY Halloween Terracotta Flower Pots

Are you in need of a last minute craft idea for Halloween? We have the perfect solution! These adorable painted Halloween terracotta flower pots are easy to create and fun to make!

I am absolutely in love with these mini Frankenstein, Vampire, and Ghost Flower Pots!

We have been having a blast creating Dollar Tree Halloween crafts this last month, make sure to swing by and check them all out for more inspiration!

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Tips for Painting Halloween Terracotta Pots

To begin this project, you are going to need to prep your clay pots for painting. If they have a sticker tag on them, you will need to soak the pot in warm water and then clean the surface to make sure the sticky residue is removed prior to painting. Same goes for dirt.

Make sure that if you need to clean your pot prior to painting, you allow the flower pot time to dry. Terracotta loves to absorb water, so it can take hours for it to fully dry.

Depending on the paint you are using, you may need to use a base coat or a couple coats of paint in order to get nice bright colors on your Halloween flower pots. Then allow them to dry and seal with a craft sealant.

We just used Mod Podge to seal our clay pots, however, if you are planning on placing these flower pots outside consider sealing with a clear water based spray acrylic.

How to Make Halloween Clay Pots at Home

Ready to get crafting? You will find the full tutorial below!

Yield: 3 Painted Clay Pots

Halloween Terracotta Flower Pots

Halloween Terracotta Flower Pots
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $4


  • 3 3-inch Terra Cotta Pots
  • Acrylic Paint in Black, White, Purple, Green and Red
  • Craft Sealant, optional


  • Small Paint Brushes
  • Pencil, optional


Paint one pot in its entirety purple, paint a second pot green and the final pot white. Allow the paint to dry completely.

To add details to the Frankenstein Pot:

  1. Paint the top rim of the green pot black and add a trailing set of stitches in a place or two along the edge of the brim.
  2. Add a jagged black mouth about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the pot and two eyebrows about ¼ inch from the brim of the pot. 
  3. Paint white eyeballs about ½ inch in diameter just below the eyebrows. Allow the paint to dry completely. 
  4. Paint on the dark part of the eyeballs and any additional details. Allow the paint to dry completely.

To add details to the Vampire Pot:

  1. Paint the top rim of the purple pot with a loose “v” shape that continues around the top of the pot.
  2. Add a black mouth about 1/2-inch from the bottom of the pot. Then paint on eyes, eyebrows and nose about ½ inch from the rim of the pot. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  3. Paint white vampire fangs inside the mouth and a red tongue on the bottom side of the mouth. Allow the paint to dry completely.

To add details to the Ghost Pot:

  1. Draw on the details you plan to add (eyes and open mouth) with the pencil. 
  2. Paint in the drawn eyes and mouth with the black paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Add a coat of craft sealant to each pot and allow it to dry completely. Then get ready to display them because they’re done!


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