Autumn is my favorite season for decorating – both inside the house and out in the garden. I love the rustic look of clay pots whether they’re indoors or outdoors. I’ve rounded up several tutorials for autumn-themed clay pot projects that I think you’ll enjoy. Some projects are more elaborate than others, but most only take basic crafting skills. I’m sure you’ll find one (or two or three;-) clay pot autumn decorations that you’ll want to try making yourself.

How do you like this terra cotta scarecrow from N!fy Mag? All you need is some twine, rope, and burlap to transform these clay pots into an adorable scarecrow. If you go to the website, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Page 2 in order to see the directions.

Debbie from Confessions Of A Plate Addict provides a very good tutorial for making this wonderful flower pot man for your garden. I really like the aged look of the mossy pots.

Here’s another clay pot idea from Confessions Of A Plate Addict. I think I like this flower pot wreath even more than the flower pot man. Once again, Debbie gives good instructions and she promises that it’s easy to make.

DecoArt used patio paint to turn terra cotta pots and saucers into the gorgeous pumpkins. Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these filled with pumpkin cookies?

A.C.Moore provides a printable tutorial for this stacked-pots scarecrow. They recommend using paint pens for making the faces. You could make these in several sizes depending on the size and number of clay pots used.

There are several variations of the clay pot scarecrow. This one from All Free Crafts uses patio paints for the scarecrow’s face and clothing. I’m not a good painter, but I think even I could do this craft.

Love To Know has several clay pot craft projects on their website including this little scarecrow variation. I love the curly leaf plant on his head.

This clay pot scarecrow showcases lots of pretty raffia. Gail from Purple Hues and Me not only gives a tutorial for making these hanging clay pot characters, but shows many variations in lots of color schemes.

Admittedly, this scarecrow is quite a bit more complicated and I doubt I’ll be making one myself, but there are several features that could be incorporated into any clay pot scarecrow. Terry from Craftster made a cute bonnet using a fall bouquet. I like how the scarecrow is sitting in an old chair out in the garden. He’d look nice sitting indoors, too.

Okay, now this family of clay pot people is definitely more complicated and I know I won’t be making all these scarecrows anytime soon. That doesn’t stop me from admiring them though. The folks at Goods Home Design tell you how to make these clay pot people in case you’re going all out decorating your garden this fall.

A.C.Moore offers many free project instruction sheets for painting these Halloween-themed clay pots. Which do you like better? The jack-o-lantern, the candy corn, of the spider web? Wouldn’t they make great candy dishes for trick or treat?

I know where I’ll be headed this weekend – to the dollar store and craft store to get supplies. The hardest part of these clay pot autumn decorations is deciding which one to make for myself. Later this week I’ll show you different ways to turn clay pots into candy bowls. Yep, I love decorating for fall.