Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Craft: Acorn From Terra Cotta Pot

I know it’s not quite September but I have already started getting the fall decorating bug.  This is one of those craft ideas that just kind of came to me out of the blue.  I always have ideas swirling around in my head, all sorts of possible projects.  I only get around to doing a tiny percentage of the things I would LOVE to do.  But, today, as I was cruisin’ around the clearance aisles in Walmart, I noticed that some of the terra cotta pots were brown.  My brain automatically connected the color brown to fall.  Then something just clicked as I was looking at one of these brown terra cotta pots that if I put the saucer on the top of the pot upside down, it looked kinda like an acorn.  So, I decided to bring it home with me to see what I could do with it. 

After I got it home, I saw this old cardboard tape spool and hot glued it to the top to be the stem.  Then I painted the top rim and the saucer tan. 

Then I attempted to free hand a criss cross pattern on the top but failed miserably.  I painted over it and then just painted a zig zag pattern.  Still not very good but better than before.  This would've looked much better with a paint pen or if it were painted by someone with much better skills than me.

I'm not totally sure if it really looks like an acorn or if maybe it is just me.  What do you think?  I put it here with my Fall blocks. 

 I think it is cute and I may end up making some more and putting them together in a grouping.  Couldn't you see these on opposite ends of a shelf or mantel?  Maybe even make different sizes...The really cool thing is that you can take the lid off and put something inside.  I thought it would be cute to put some squirrel nut zippers in it and use it as a candy dish. Do they still make those?  

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  1. Cute idea! Terra cotta pots are so much fun!

  2. Such a great idea. I would be a cute cookie jar.
    I'm a new follower. Yeah! I love your blog it is adorable and cheery.
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  3. What a cute idea! This is just adorable! I know what you mean about fall, I have been itching to start my fall decorating! Since it is now September....I'm ready! :-) I'm pinning this!

  4. That is just another great way to use Terra Cotta pots! I love TC and pallets!!! Great Idea.

  5. Super cute idea, I totally think it looks like an acorn! What a fun idea you had. Fall will be here before you know it, so good for you for getting a jump start on the decorating!

  6. Very cute! Your pot does indeed look like an acorn. I'm pinning it so I don't forget this great idea!

  7. I love this idea! Very creative! I know what you mean about the fall decorating bug. I'm getting it too. You're off to a great start with this project. Super cute!

  8. Great decorations! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great day! :)

  9. Love this! Hoping to make one for my fall decor. Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  10. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea and it looks sooo cute. Thanks for sharing on DIY Dreamer:)


  11. I love this project! I'd love it if you'd join me on my T.G.I.F. Linky Party that I host every Thursday evening - Sunday and I'd love to be added to your list. :)


  12. Hi! You signed up on our Spark Linky Party and I loved this idea so I featured you! Thank you so much for linking up, hope you can again for October.