If you are coming from Missy’s blog Sonata Home Design, Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am sure you enjoyed all of the fabulous pumpkin inspiration that Missy shared with you.
Are you looking for another fun and festive fall decoration project?
Look no further than this Terracotta Pottery Barn Pumpkin DIY Dupe tutorial! This simple project is perfect for any skill level, and the results are stunning. So get ready to get crafty, and transform your home into a pumpkin-filled haven this fall!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your Pottery Barn pumpkin dupe:
- A fake pumpkin of any material – I am using one I already had from a previous Halloween that I didn’t really love. This was the perfect project piece. I also found 2 other smaller fake Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins at Joann’s.
- Palette knife
- DecoArt Terracotta paint set
- Gator micro sanding tool
- Baby Powder
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1. Start by applying spackle all over the pumpkin.
These festive decorations are perfect for adding a touch of autumnal flavor to any space. And best of all, they’re surprisingly easy to make. Just grab some spackle and get started.
Don’t be afraid to add a rougher texture with your spackle during this process. Allow it to dry completely. I like using Drydex spackle because it starts out as a bright pink but turns white when it has dried completely. Once your pumpkin is dry, you can simply set it out on your doorstep or mantel and enjoy the season.
2. Sand down the spackle on the Jack-o-lantern surface.
With a little bit of sanding, you can transform this pumpkin into a work of art. The Gator micro sanding tool is the perfect tool for the job. It’s designed to sand down the rougher edges, and it gives the pumpkin a terracotta-like texture that looks realistic.
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3. Apply your acrylic paint to create a faux terracotta look pumpkin.
Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that can be used to create a variety of looks. For this project, we’re going to use it to create a faux terracotta finish on a pottery barn pumpkin.
Begin by painting the entire pumpkin with the DecoArt Terracotta paint.
Allow the paint to dry completely before displaying your finished pumpkin. You can easily transform a store-bought pumpkin into a work of art with just a few simple steps.
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4. Dust and brush baby powder onto your pumpkin.
One easy way to add some extra dimension to your pumpkin is to dust it with baby powder. First, you’ll want to find a pottery barn pumpkin that’s the perfect size for your home.
Then, simply brush on a thin layer of baby powder.
The powder will help to create a matte finish that will catch the light in unique ways. Plus, it’s a fun and easy way to add some extra Halloween flair to your decor. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to take your pumpkin decor up a notch, try dusting it with baby powder.
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Well friends, there you have it! My take on the Pottery Barn Pumpkin DIY. I hope you give this a try – it’s really easy and the results are fantastic.
Be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram, and Pinterest, and don’t forget to follow me on TikTok for more ideas. Also, I am participating in a blog hop with some talented other DIY and home bloggers. Make sure to check out their projects linked below. Thanks for reading and happy crafting!
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Meredith, These are AMAZING!!!! They look so flippin’ good! Ahhhh, baby powder…I used crushed chalk on mine but baby powder is such a good idea!!
You are too kind, Jennifer!! It ended up exceeding my expectations and with DIY that is the best feeling right? Thanks for stopping by and for your kind feedback. You’re the best!
These look so good and the perfect dupe! Nice hopping with you today! Happy fall!
It was so fun hopping with you, Kim! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. 🙂
The texture is really cool on these and the baby powder looks so legit terra cotta. Great project!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your positive feedback, Lora!
I love your amazing Pottery Barn Pumpkin Dupes, Meredith! I never ever would’ve guessed you used baby powder to give them that dusted look…very clever, my friend!
You are so sweet, Kristy! Thank you very much. Baby powder ended up exceeding my expectations. It’s always an adventure with DIY. Especially, when you are trying to use things you already have in your craft supply or bathroom cabinet. 🙂
Such an amazing, dupe, Meredith! Your pumpkins have so much personality! Really great tutorial and completed look! Perfect for Halloween and all sorts of Fall fun! Nice hopping with you! ~Missy
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your positive feedback, Missy! It was a fun hop!
Meredith, these are just darling. You are so creative and I love the texture you gave the pumpkins.
Thank you for joining in on the fun, I hope you liked it. We will do it again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your positive feedback, Wendy! You are very kind! It was a fun hop! Thank you for including me. 🙂
Meredith I love this Pottery Barn dupe! The way the spackle lays and kind of drips gives them so much character. The baby powder finish is perfect!!! So happy to hop along with you!
You are so sweet, Crystal! Thank you very much. Baby powder ended up exceeding my expectations. It’s always an adventure with DIY. Especially, when you are trying to use things you already have in your craft supply or bathroom cabinet. 🙂
This is such a cute project, Meredith! I love it! Great to hop with you for all things pumpkin!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your positive feedback, Susan! It was a fun hop! I loved seeing everyone’s beautiful projects!
Great job on your Pottery Barn dupe! I’d love for you to start sharing at the Home Matters Party every Thursday (9pm est) through Monday. Hope to see you there!
AWESOME tutorial, Meredith!
I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
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Thank you for the kind feedback and for the invite! I will put your linky party on list to add content to! Looking forward to it!
So cute! I love the texture on these pumpkins