What do you love most about the fall season? Would it be fair if I answered by telling you it’s candy corn? I know you can find candy corn any time of year down the candy aisle, but that doesn’t stop my heart from leaping in my chest each year when bags of candy corn and mellow creme pumpkins start lining up on store shelves. The sight just makes me happy! Maybe it’s because I have a huge sweet tooth, or maybe it’s because I have fond memories of using candy corn to make vampire teeth with my mom when I was little. Whatever the reason, candy corn simply makes me happy.
I decided I wanted to bring a little happy into our home for fall this year so I decided to give some terra cotta pots a little makeover with chalk paint. These candy corn flower pots will be the perfect addition to your fall decor this year. Or you could make a few to give away as gifts to friends and family. Trust me when I say this project is super easy to recreate and I bet you’ll love them as much as I did. Let me guide you on how to transform your boring flower pots into something amazing for the fall season.
Here is what you will need to make Candy Corn Flower Pots:
- Chalk paint in orange, white and yellow
- Terra cotta pot
- painters tape
I’ll start out by saying I closely studied a bag of candy corn before starting this project. My candy corn had more orange than white and yellow, so that’s how I decided to paint my pots. I decided to to paint the bottom inch of my pots white, the top inch yellow, and the middle 2 inches orange.
I began by painting the bottom portion of my pots white and the top yellow. I eyeballed it and painted a little more than an inch because I knew the orange would cover it when I painted the middle. I decided to go with two coats of chalk paint on my flower pots, but you could do more if you’d like a more perfect appearance.
Once the white and yellow paints were dry, I taped off the bottom portion of the pot to create a smooth line. I decided not to use painters tape at the top of the pot and just use the lip of the pot as a natural guide as I painted the middle section of the pot orange. I used two coats of orange paint, too.
Wow! Wasn’t that simple? Seriously, I painted these in between other projects and couldn’t believe what a quick fix this was for my terra cotta flower pots. All that was left to do was add a couple of plants to my candy corn flower pots.
I decided to give one of these to my neighbor because, well, I love spreading sunshine to others. I just couldn’t keep both of these little beauties to myself. Maybe you will do the same and spread some love to your family and friends this fall? I bet you know someone who would love a candy corn flower pot, too. Have fun making your own!