Repurposed Light Fixture Pumpkin & Fall Ideas Tour

This Fall project began with an old light fixture a friend gave me after renovating her bathroom... How did she know? 
Repurposed Light Fixture Pumpkin
Right away I knew what they'd be... do you see it? I thought they already looked like a pumpkin and so they would be! 
I began by removing the outer metal piece and adding a champagne cork for the stem. 
Repurposed light fixture parts into a junky pumpkin
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Painted black light fixture parts
Next I painted it with hammered black spray paint then
painted the globe part orange with spray paint. 
Spray Painted orange globe pumpkin

When all the paint dried I reattached the metal piece with E6000 glue.
Spray painted light fixture

I added a metal wire tendril also with E6000 glue to the top. 
Repurposed junky pumpkin for the fall

I just knew this light fixture looked like a pumpkin and now so it is! 
Fall pumpkin made with repurposed lamp parts

Love repurposed pumpkins like I do? Take a look at a few more I made at the bottom of this post. 
DIY Fall pumpkin made with repurposed lamp parts

And I'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner but my old creative friend Bliss from Bliss Ranch (ok she's not that old) suggested that I put a battery tea light inside... and so thank you Bliss, here it is all lit up! 


Fall pumpkin made with repurposed lamp parts

Repurposed pumpkins are so much fun to make! Take a look at a few more I repurposed in the past by visiting the links below.




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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.

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  1. What a great way to upcycle a light fixture! This pumpkin is perfect for fall decor and when it gets closer to Halloween, I can see it used in a spooky vignette. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Paula, it was a fun and easy project :)

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  2. Such a good idea!! I love the pumpkin!

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  3. You have such a good eye for repurposing things! Your pumpkin turned out great with just the right amount of Halloween spookiness!

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    1. Thank you Pam, making pumpkins in the fall is one of my favorites!

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  4. Cute! You must be like me.....at this time of year, everything close to round that I see becomes a pumpkin in my minds eye.

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    1. Exactly Bliss! A can of orange spray paint is my best friend this season!

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  5. Susan, you always come up with the most clever ways to repurposed items. Love all your pumpkin creations.

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  6. Susan...you are amazing. I could spend all day on your blog admiring crafts. It'd take that long just to get through the pumpkins! But my favorites are always the originals and you got the market cornered on original with this one! Love it so much. I'll be looking at the thrift store light fixtures with new eyes. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Fall XO

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    1. Thank you Susie! I loved looking at your porch project as well! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Those are so cool I love how you repurposed and they look like pumpkins, great job, I am pinning to my Fall Craft board.

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    1. Hi Jen, thanks for visiting! I sent you an email, not sure if you got it. Good working with you.

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  8. Very sweet Susan. You have amazing vision and some mad skills when it comes to DIY and crafting. You always leave me in awe!

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    1. Lol I have a lot of fun creating something from nothing!

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  9. They were definitely asking to be pumpkins. Excellent light fixture repurpose, Susan!

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    1. Thanks so much Marie! As you know, everything becomes a pumpkin!

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  10. You are the queen of the upcycled pumpkin! So many people would have thrown that fixture away, but you turned it into something beautiful.

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    1. Awe thanks so much! I have fun creating a pumpkin out of everything in the Fall.

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  11. Great eye seeing it's potential... they turned out so cute!!!

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  12. This time of year everything becomes a pumpkin in our repurposing brains, doesn't it, Susan? When I saw your first picture I first thought of Cinderella's pumpkin carriage;) These globes are awesome; love it when friends send their junk our way. Love your repurposed pumpkins; all of them!

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    1. Haha I did too Lora! I'm glad I saved it, it was a fun project!

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  13. Your upcycle pumpkin is just great, Susan! What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Susan, you really have a creative eye. I would have never thought to make pumpkins out of the globes but they're the perfect shape. And they're adorable. So glad you're touring with us!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I see pumpkins in everything in the Fall!

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  15. Such a cool idea! Love how you repurposed the light fixture.

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  16. Wow, you're so good at repurposing! This pumpkin is so cute!

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  17. How clever, I love how it looks like it could be in a Tim Burton movie.

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