Last-Minute Halloween Décor Ideas with Indoor Plants

Last-Minute Halloween Décor Ideas with Indoor Plants

Are you ready for Halloween? Complete your Halloween décor with an easy DIY craft that is fun for the whole family! Make your monster mash extra special and create too cute to spook terra cotta pottery to pair with your favorite fall houseplants! Get ghoulish with indoor plant DIYs and transform your space with googly-eye flowerpots and hand-painted ghost pottery!


Last-Minute Halloween Décor Ideas for Indoor Plant Lovers

These easy step-by-step instructions for making your own Halloween terra cotta pottery is a great kid’s activity, classroom project, and a fun DIY craft to help you unwind from your week and complete your last-minute preparations for Halloween!


Googly Eye Flowerpots for Halloween: Spooky and Fun Decorations for Your Home

indoor plants


  • Terra Cotta Pottery
  • Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil
  • Indoor Plants
  • Primer Spray Paint
  • Black Craft Paint

black craft paint and googly eyes

  • Glow In The Dark Googly Eyes
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush or Sponge



terra cotta pottery

First, wipe your terra cotta pottery clean, removing any excess soil for a clean surface. Give each flowerpot a solid coating of primer.

primer on terra cotta pottery

Primer will allow your craft paint to be applied more easily with a stronger color and opacity. It will also reduce the number of coats needed for ideal coverage.

painting pottery

Once the primer has dried completely, paint your flowerpots black. Cover each container with one coat of paint and let it dry.

black terra cotta pottery

Apply 1-2 more layers of craft paint until all the white is covered and you are happy! That’s what is most important. Allow everything to dry completely before you move on to the next step.



googly eyes

Next, add a touch of whimsy to your home with googly eyes! They are fun and festive way to decorate for Halloween by adding a spooky charm to your home décor.

googly eye flower pots

Using adult supervision, carefully glue each googly eye one by one on your flowerpots. If they are adhesive, remove the backing first before applying the glue. Use different sizes for a variety of patterns and designs. You can fill the planters with spooky eyes or try something creative!



googly eye indoor plant flower pots

Finally, complete your googly-eye flowerpots with your favorite fall houseplants! Indoor plants are ideal for any home, office, or dorm. They are low-maintenance plants that provide outstanding color and lush foliage all season long!

Be sure to use Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil for your gardening success. Fill your containers with potting soil, leaving room for your plants, and start growing!


Love eye-catching blooms? Discover Kalachoes and ignite your space with radiant beauty. Kalanchoes are small plants that make a big impact. They are prized for their clusters of bright flowers and distinct succulent leaves. Great for beginner gardeners, they can thrive in a variety of conditions with minimal care.

zebra plant

If you are looking for something unique and eerily fabulous, try Zebra Plant. This unique indoor plant features a bright yellow flower atop lush green foliage with striking white veins. Showcase the large and vivid leaves as garden art on any tabletop or display it as a stylish centerpiece for your Halloween extravaganza.


Elevate the whimsical feel of the season with Bromeliads! Add a pop of fall color and exotic flair to your home décor with this low-maintenance indoor plant. Bromeliads are tropical epiphytes, and they naturally grow on trees for support. They absorb water into the cup of the plant, or the core of the leaves. That is where the plant can use the water as it needs and maintain the ideal level of moisture.



glow in the dark googly eyes

Display your googly eye flowerpots on your tabletop or give them to family or friends as a unique and personal gift. Enjoy your party decoration – day or night!

glow in the dark home decor

The googly eyes will come alive as the sun goes down and glow in the dark! Your friends and family will love your new spooky and fun decorations.


Add a Touch of Spooky Charm to Your Home with Hand Painted Ghost Pottery

ghost flower pots


  • Terra Cotta Pottery
  • Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil
  • Indoor Plants
  • Primer Spray Paint

terra cotta flower pots

  • Pink, Orange, and Bright Green Craft Paint
  • Black and White Craft Paint
  • Glow In The Dark Paint in Neutral Glow
  • Paint Brush or Sponge



white flower pots

Have you been on the hunt for the viral pink ghost blanket? Look no further and create your own hauntingly beautiful ghost pottery. First, spray your terra cotta pottery with primer, covering all outer surface areas. Primer will help your craft paint look vibrant and bold.

painted ghost flower pots

Use the colors that best suit your home décor and Halloween style. For this DIY craft, we chose bright pink, orange, and green for a whimsical and festive look. Apply 1-2 more coats of paint for adequate coverage and allow everything to dry completely.



white and black craft paint

Next, start painting the friendly ghosts onto your flowerpots. With your white craft paint, create the ghost body on your planters.

ghost pottery

The shape of the ghost is up to you. Use your imagination and ignite your creativity!

hand painted ghost pottery

Paint different sizes of ghosts or create a ghoulish pattern on your terra cotta pottery.

glow in the dark paint

Once everything is dry, elevate your friendly ghosts with glow-in-the-dark paint! You will need at least 2-3 applications of this special paint for the strongest effect, but it is well worth it.

Allow your pottery to properly charge your paint in the sun or under a bright light. You can also charge the paint before the application to save time.

glow in the dark ghost flower pots

Finally, complete your design and add eyes to your ghosts with black craft paint. Use a small brush with a rounded tip for the easiest application.



bromeliad in ghost pottery

Finish your Halloween home décor with vibrant indoor plants! Compliment your orange pottery with a bold Bromeliad. This is a great desk plant, and it makes for a fantastic hostess gift.

petra croton

For stunningly colorful foliage, try Petra Croton! This beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant adds a touch of tropical flair to your home décor with its large, glossy leaves that are a striking blend of red, yellow, and orange. The leaves can also change color depending on the amount of sunlight they receive. Petra Crotons are relatively low-maintenance indoor plants that can thrive in a variety of conditions.

floral mums

Enjoy fall flowers that last with Floral Mums! These indoor blooms are low-maintenance and come in various gorgeous seasonal hues. Floral Mums are great for displaying on sunny tabletops and they can even be used as cut flowers in vases.



glow in the dark ghosts

Impress your guests with a touch of spooky charm on Halloween! Display your cute ghost flowerpots as a centerpiece or throughout your home for an exciting accent.



halloween DIY craft ideas

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we are here for all your gardening needs! Visit us today and explore our entire collection of indoor plants, fall flowers, beautiful pottery and so much more! Shop one of our 28 neighborhood stores, serving our loyal customers for over 35 years.

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