From Pot to Pumpkin

by Melanie
5 Materials
4 Hours

Lately whenever I have been thrift shopping I have been drawn to the pots and pans aisle, and I have found some unique shaped pots that have inspired me. This trip was no different.

So here is my pot I purchased for a whopping $2.99 at Value Village. What a steal! When I seen this pot I automatically thought pumpkin.

First step was to remove handles from sides and top and wash pot. I set aside the handle from the top as I will be using it.

I chose this Orange spray paint for my pot.

I laid the pot out on my spray mat and gave my pot two coats of paint. Let dry in between.

Next I took my can of antique brass and sprayed the handle from the top of the pot.

Here is the handle.

Here is my pot. Dry and ready to be decorated.

I was undecided on how I was going to decorate my pot. I was leaning towards a Halloween theme but changed my mind. I ended up purchasing these self adhesive orange colored gems from Dollar Tree.

I determined my center and placed one row of the gems on the top, then one on the bottom, them started going around the pot like the lines on a pumpkin.

Once the pumpkin lines were completed I cut single gems and put them in the middle where the pot joins. Next I took strips of the gems and positioned them between my lines creating a pattern.

Here is my design.

Next I took some green wire ribbon I had and cut it down the middle. Leaving about an inch not cut.

I place my ribbon on top of my pot placing the cut ribbon on either side of the hole and attached my handle. Fitting it over my ribbon.

Once the handle was reattached I twisted my ribbon on either side and cut off the excess.

So here's my pumpkin pot complete. This makes a beautiful center piece. I wish I would have made it in time for my Canadian Thanksgiving. I would have used it to put my dinner rolls in to stay warm after they came out of the oven.

For now I will use it for my Halloween candy.

This was a super easy project. My pot looks absolutely stunning. Best part I created it for $4.25!

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  • Diana Diana on Oct 26, 2021

    do you have suggestions for making the large leaning welcome signs for your porch?

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  • Mary Mary on Oct 16, 2023

    Great job! Thanks for an idea

    Different colors and it could be a Christmas ornament!

  • Edy Watkins Edy Watkins on Oct 16, 2023

    It takes a creative mind to look at a pot and be inspired. You are right, it is stunning. Show us more!