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Clay Pot Scarecrow Halloween Candy Bowl

Make this adorable clay pot scarecrow that doubles as a Halloween candy bowl and super cute DIY Halloween decor!
Keyword clay pot craft, diy craft, Halloween
Active Time 1 hour
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Clay pots 2 of the same size
  • Patio Paint I used Tango Blue, Tiger Lily Orange, and also Wrought Iron Black
  • Google Eyes
  • Buttons 1 orange for nose and three black
  • Rope
  • Raffia
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Scrap fabric I used an orange bandanna
  • Scrap jeans
  • Felt pieces
  • Stuffing


  • Start by painting one pot orange and blue. The bottom strip should be in blue. I used 2 - 3 coats of Patio Paint for this task allowing it to dry in between coats. Then set aside to dry completely.
  • On the other pot, add eyes and a button nose with hot glue. Paint on a mouth with Patio Paint. Then set aside to dry completely.
  • Cut a scrap piece of felt into about a 1 inch strip and make it long enough to go inside the top of the pot.
  • Hot glue long cut raffia pieces to one side of this felt strip all the way along the length.
  • Then hot glue the strip to the top inside of the pot with the raffia to the inside. Trim raffia if needed with scissors.
  • For the arms, cut 2 x 3 pieces of scrap fabric. For the legs, cut 3 x 5 pieces of some old jeans. Then use hot glue along the long ends to make a tube.
  • Add a little bit of stuffing to each of these arms and legs. Then add hot glue to the end and add a bundle of short cut pieces of raffia. Repeat for all arms and legs.
  • Start with the orange and blue pot. Hot glue on the buttons to the front.
  • Then tie on a rope "belt" and secure with hot glue.
  • To the bottom of this pot add the arms to both sides with hot glue. Then add raffia pieces all the way around the outer edge.
  • Add hot glue all the way around the outer edge and set the "head" pot on top.
  • Then trim any raffia that is too long with scissors.
  • Lay the entire thing over and hot glue the legs into place on the inside of the bottom pot.