Aluminum Can Fall Pumpkins

If you've been following for a while you know I love
to make pumpkins out of anything!

recycled aluminum can pumpkins

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In years past I've made pumpkins with wine corks, barbecue gratesbake ware and even Mason Jar lids! 
call them my junky punkys! Check them all out by clicking on the orange links above. 

Right now I'm painting up a couple of aluminum cans leftover from dinner... can't let anything go to waste around here! 

orange chalky painted pumpkins

I mixed up a batch of beautiful orange chalky paint using yellow chalky paint and red chalky paint. Mixing these 2 colors can give you any shade of orange you'd like. 

Don't want to buy chalky paint? How about making your own with the instructions here.

I added a green glass cabinet knob as the stem and a curly spring for the tendrils. A 1" wide grosgrain ribbon made perfect pumpkin leaves. 

aluminum can pumpkins with scrabble letters

I added Scrabble tiles with magnets on the back that spell out the word Fall and this project is a wrap! The magnet letters stick to the can or can be removed to use someplace else. 

Scrabble letters on an orange pumpkin aluminum can
These junky punkys are headed straight to the Homeroad Cupboard at Backstreet Antiques in Huntington, NY

While I have the paint out I will get started on the next pumpkin project...

While you're here check out another recycled aluminum can project I made recently! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Cute aluminum pumpkin! I like how you added the scrabble tiles, and the glass knob and spring on the top. Super Cute! Pinned!

  2. These are adorable... What a neat idea and I love how that ribbon just softens everything. Looking forward to what you've got planned next.

  3. I LOVE these!! Especially how you used 'junk' to create something so cute and unique. The spring for the vine, the knob for the top -- adorable. Great idea adding magnets to the tiles so they can be reused somewhere else. Sharing on my FB page.

  4. These chunky punkys are adorable. I need to make some for my home!

    Susan from FruitfulWords -


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