Friendly Frank-Treat Pot
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Friendly Frank-Treat Pot

This adorable Halloween treat holder is easy to make with DecoArt paint, clay pots and Styrofoam.

Designed by Donna Bush, DecoArt Design Team

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt Patio Paint- Cloud White, Wrought Iron Black, Citrus Green and Petunia Purple
  • 2-1/2” Terra Cotta Rose Pots-2
  • 6” Standard Terra Cotta Pot
  • 6” Styrofoam Ball
  • 3” Styrofoam Ball
  • 1” Thick Styrofoam Sheet
  • 1-3/8” Axle Pegs- 2
  • Model Magic-Black
  • 1/8” Green Grosgrain Ribbon- Two 10” Pieces
  • Brushes- ¾” Flat, #6 Flat and #0 Liner
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • E-6000 Adhesive
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam Cutter or Serrated Knife
  • Black Permanent Marker

Project Instructions

Note: Download pattern for face and shoes by clicking on the download pattern button on the bottom right. Pattern size may need to be adjusted.

Step: 1

Use Styrofoam cutter (or knife) to slice approximately 1-1/2” section from 6” Styrofoam Ball.


Step: 2

Paint 6” pot and rose pot bases Petunia Purple, rose pot rims and axle pegs Wrought Iron Black and 6” Stryofoam ball Citrus Green.


Step: 3

Paint ball top and hair fringe Wrought Iron Black.


Step: 4

Use marker to draw face or trace and transfer pattern. Use liner and Wrought Iron Black to paint stitches, eyes, nose and mouth. Paint tooth and dot eye highlights with Cloud White.


Step: 5

Flatten Model Magic and form hands.


Step: 6

Trace shoe sole pattern on Styrofoam sheet. Use Styrofoam cutter to cut out shapes.


Step: 7

Trace pattern on bottom of halved Styrofoam ball. Use cutter to trim. Repeat for other shoe. Paint shoe pieces Wrought Iron Black.


Step: 8

Use liner and Citrus Green to paint lace lines on shoes.


Step: 9

Assembly: Position and push head onto pot. Remove and fill groove with hot glue and press back onto pot. Position and adhere legs to foam shoes. Position pot body onto legs and secure with E-6000 or hot glue. Position and adhere hands. Position and press pegs into each side of neck. Position and adhere shoe lace bows.





Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.