How to use a Terra Cotta Pot for Home Decor

Posted by Christie Reimer on

If you have been following me for some time now, you have realized that I have a few obsessions. Mason jars obviously are one of them, but another thing that I love are terra cotta pots. These pots are so versatile, they can be used for flowers, gifts, decor, and so many more things.

I had a few left over from school and summer crafts, and I knew that I had to find a way to do something for either Fall or Halloween. Now, I don't know where you are, but here, I have still been limiting bringing my kids to any stores. This means that if any of us wants to do a craft, we usually have to get creative so that we don't have to go to the store. That is why most of our crafts are pretty simple, they don't take many items, or they can be interchangeable with other items in your house.


This one was the perfect decor idea for Halloween. It is a Halloween candy jar. 

I was on a hunt when I went to the store for candy corn candy, but mainly because I made another decor item that was candy corn, and I had wanted it to coordinate. The one store I went into did not have any in, but it doesn't actually matter about what candy you use. I decided to use Reese's pieces. I felt like the colours were still quite suiting for fall, and I think that it worked out really well.

What you need:


Terra Cotta pot with lid

Something for handle of lid (Winecork would work)

Hot Glue

Glass Bowl (We used glass Tupperware)

Black Paint and Paint Brush

Twine or Ribbon


Paint the pot and lid and paint black. Paint black whatever you choose to use as the handle for the lid. Once that is dry, glue to the middle of the lid. 

Flip  the pot upside down. Place the bowl on the top of the bottom of the pot and fill with candy. Put the lid of the pot on as the top. Between the bottom of the bowl and the pot, put some twine or ribbon around and tie with a bow for some extra detail or a pop of colour!


You can now place this anywhere in the house near other decor or in the kitchen for the perfect extra "something" that was needed to go with your seasonal decor!

This is such a great idea, and you can improvise on almost anything with this.


This is a great project you can do on the weekends, evenings, or an after school project with the kids, or do in the evenings once they go to bed and enjoy a glass of wine or tea while you relax and use your creative side!


Happy Crafting Mom Tribe!

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