How to Make a Junky Pumpkin for Almost Free

Lately, I've been creating pumpkins out of anything round that is not tied down... a little orange paint and a stem is all I need!

Glass globe pumpkin

I've painted round rusty grills, round finials, round cork trivets, everything has pumpkin potential to me in the fall.


Today is no exception!

What began life as the glass globe from an old lamp ended up as my latest Junky Punky...

glass globe pumpkin

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I painted the inside of the lamp globe with orange chalky paint.

glass globe painted pumpkin

I glued a gold painted stick, an old leaf and some wire, into the hole at the top using E6000, it made the perfect stem!

glass globe pumpkin

I sat the glass pumpkin on top of a rusty weight and added glittered acorns... (yep, round orange ones)

glittered acorns and glass globe pumpkin

It was one more junky pumpkin creation to add to my orange obsession this year...

pumpkin globe with overlay

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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. Wonderful glass pumpkin! I keep looking for the day I get to decorate for the season without a house torn apart. When I do... anything can be a pumpkin!

  2. I just saw a few of these at the thrift store yesterday. I'm going back!

  3. Love this! It's that time of year when we start looking at everything with that " would you look as a pumpkin?"


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