Turn a thrift store find trivet into a pretty fall pumpkin. As you’re crafting for fall and looking for fun ways to make unique pumpkin décor, do you find yourself looking at items and wondering if they could be transformed into pumpkins?
I do that a lot when I visit thrift stores. Lots of everyday items can be turned into pumpkins with a little imagination and of course, some paint!
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I imagine other shoppers wonder why I hold items up and look at them with curiosity. I have to hold the item and try to envision how it could look. I bet other upcyclers do that at thrift stores, too!
Pumpkin Made from Thrift Store Find Trivet
A few years ago, I spotted a thrift store ceramic jar with a lid that I Repurposed into a Pumpkin for fall décor.
This simple wood slat trivet caught my eye over the summer at my local Goodwill. It was in good shape with no chips or missing slats. After looking at it for a couple of minutes, I knew that it would be a fun and simple project to turn it into a pumpkin.
After cleaning it with a lint free cloth, it was ready to be painted. I gave it two coats of white chalk paint, allowing it to dry between coats.
I like the look of using wine corks as pumpkin stems like I used on my Easy DIY Wood Block Pumpkins. I used a utility knife to cut the cork down to the size I wanted.
The stem is hot glued to the top of the pumpkin. I added a green leaf to the pumpkin and continued working on it.
Using white twine, I hot glued a trim around the outside of the pumpkin and wrapped it a couple of times around the stem.
Do you ever think you are finished with a project and then decide that you aren’t especially pleased with how it looks? There was something about the green leaf that just wasn’t creating the look I wanted.
Searching through my fall craft stash, I found a metal leaf that was just what this pumpkin needed. It’s gold and copper and larger than the green leaf.
After removing the green leaf, I glued the metal leaf in place. This looks much better to me.
While I had first thought I would hang this on a wall, I realized that I didn’t have just the right spot for it to hang. That meant I needed to add a brace so that it could stand on its own. I’ve had these craft sticks in my stash for a while-they come in handy for lots of things.
I painted the stick white and then hot glued it just below the stem on the back side of the pumpkin. It works well since the pumpkin is lightweight.
I’m happy with how the thrift store trivet turned into a pumpkin with just a simple makeover.
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Repurposed Trivet into a Fall Pumpkin
Supply List for Repurposed Wood Trivet
- Wood Slat Trivet
- White Chalk Paint
- Craft Paint Brush
- Hot Glue
- Wine Cork
- Utility Knife
- Craft Sticks
- Metal Leaf
Don’t overlook thrift store finds that can be transformed! What items have you repurposed into pumpkin décor?
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