DIY Metal Wheel Pumpkin

       This cute pumpkin came along almost by accident. 

DIY Metal Wheel Pumpkin

I spotted this metal wheel on the shelf in my basement, grabbed a can of orange spray paint and headed for the yard. 

Metal Wheel Pumpkin

I made a little spray paint platform on top of my garbage can and started spraying. 

Spray Painted Metal Wheel Pumpkin

I do have a paint shelter which works great, but truth be told more often than not I use the garbage can on the side of my house. It's definitely the most colorful garbage can on the block! 

You can read all about the paint shelters HERE.

While I waited for it to dry I sat it on top of a nearby stump. 

Spray Painted Metal Wheel Junky Pumpkin

And here it began... a junky pumpkin in the making!

I looked around for a stick to use as the stem and found the perfect piece of old vine wrapped around an old fence. I cut off a piece for my stem then added some faux berries and a leaf. 

Junky Pumpkin Stem

I used E6000 to stick the stem into the wheel then added moss. 

Junky Metal Wheel Pumpkin

How to make a Junky Metal Wheel Pumpkin

I ended up with the perfect outdoor pumpkin. I think this stump is a great place for it so I'm leaving it right where it is!

How to make a Metal Wheel Pumpkin

Take a look at a few more junk pumpkins...



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. I love it, Susan! All your pumpkins are just darling. You have a gift for seeing something truly beautiful in the ordinary.

    1. You are so sweet Kim thanks so much... I just walk around with a can of orange spray paint in my pocket at all times LOL

  2. That is just too darn cute! So creative...I would have never thought to make a pumpkin...I just don't have the vision! I love it!!

    1. Hi Benita! Orange spray paint is a staple in the Fall... I turn everything into a pumpkin! LOL

  3. I love how sweet this came out! Perfect for the fall.


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