Painted Halloween Plant Pots

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A fun DIY Planter Craft kids can make, today’s DIY Halloween Plant Pots make a great addition to a windowsill or your garden and make a great non-candy gift for neighbors or teachers!

A fun and easy DIY Halloween Planter craft that kids can help make, these painted planters are the perfect way to add a spooky touch to your garden, windowsill or front porch.

Halloween Plant Pots Craft

One of my daycare kids’ favorite types of crafts is when we get to combine painting our own terracotta planters and then getting messy with some dirt to plant something for them to nurture.

This year, we all made Halloween-inspired planters. This was perfect for my crew because carving pumpkins is not exactly easy with several young kids – and it’s a lot more budget friendly to hand everyone a 3″ planter versus giving them each a pumpkin. (Plus, if they don’t like how they painted it, they can paint over and start again – something you can’t really do with pumpkin carving.)

My favorite thing about crafts like these is that they work for all ages. Younger kids, they are just going to have fun adding lots of Halloween-inspired colors to their designs, while older kids can actually make planters that look like favorite Halloween characters.

The most important step for these planters is to ensure that you seal the planter with craft sealant (like mod podge) so that the paint doesn’t become damaged with watering and so your planter can last for years to come.

If you’re a notorious plant killer like me (hey, I’ve only killed 4 of my 15 plants this year – I’m getting better) you can opt to use fake plants or hardy plants like succulents, English Ivy or aloe. Surprisingly, some of the nicest fake plants I’ve seen are actually at the DollarTree.

 

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Materials to Make Halloween Planter Pots

Tools:

  • Small Paint Brushes
  • Pencil, optional

How to Make Halloween Planter Pots

Place pots on a protected work surface.

Paint one pot completely purple, a second pot green and the final pot white.

Allow paint to dry completely before adding on the details.

For the purple pot, paint a small “v” in black paint at the front edge of the pot (about 1” long) and then drag the top edges of the V around to the sides of the pot to form Dracula’s hairline.

Fill in Dracula’s hairline with black paint, then add a black crescent mouth to the bottom front of the pot, along with a nose shape, eyes and eyebrows. Set aside to dry.

For the green pot, paint the top rim of the pot black and then add on Frankenstein’s facial features to the front of the pot: white eyes, black eyebrows and nose and a zigzag black mouth. Add a black scar (or two) and then add small triangles to bottom of the hairline to form a jagged appearance. Set aside to dry.

For the white pot, use a pencil to sketch on the eyes and mouth and then fill in with black paint. Set aside to dry.

Once the purple pot’s facial details are dry, paint white fangs and a red tongue inside the mouth.

Once the green pot’s facial features are dry, paint on the irises of the eyeballs and any additional details you’d like.

Once all of the paint is completely dry, add a coat of craft sealant (like mod podge) and allow to dry completely, according to jar’s instructions.

After the sealant is dry, add your plants and display.

 

Pin this Easy Halloween Planters craft for your next crafting session:

How to make DIY Halloween Painted Planters, a simple Halloween craft activity you can do with kids of any age! Kids can paint their own planter, pot their plant and then take care of their plant all season long.

Grab your free printable instructions for our DIY painted Halloween planters craft:

Yield: 3 Planters

Painted Halloween Plant Pots

Painted Halloween Plant Pots

A fun and easy DIY Halloween Planter craft that kids can help make, these painted planters are the perfect way to add a spooky touch to your garden, windowsill or front porch.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

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

Tools

  • Small Paint Brushes
  • Pencil, optional

Instructions

  1. Place pots on a protected work surface.
  2. Paint one pot completely purple, a second pot green and the final pot white.
  3. Allow paint to dry completely before adding on the details.
  4. For the purple pot, paint a small “v” in black paint at the front edge of the pot (about 1” long) and then drag the top edges of the V around to the sides of the pot to form Dracula’s hairline.
  5. Fill in Dracula’s hairline with black paint, then add a black crescent mouth to the bottom front of the pot, along with a nose shape, eyes and eyebrows. Set aside to dry.
  6. For the green pot, paint the top rim of the pot black and then add on Frankenstein’s facial features to the front of the pot: white eyes, black eyebrows and nose and a zigzag black mouth. Add a black scar (or two) and then add small triangles to bottom of the hairline to form a jagged appearance. Set aside to dry.
  7. For the white pot, use a pencil to sketch on the eyes and mouth and then fill in with black paint. Set aside to dry.
  8. Once the purple pot’s facial details are dry, paint white fangs and a red tongue inside the mouth.
  9. Once the green pot’s facial features are dry, paint on the irises of the eyeballs and any additional details you’d like.
  10. Once all of the paint is completely dry, add a coat of craft sealant (like mod podge) and allow to dry completely, according to jar’s instructions.
  11. After the sealant is dry, add your plants and display.

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I hope your kids love getting to make their own Halloween planters – whether they get to grow their own plants or gift these planters to a special plant-loving friend or mentor!

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