Repurposed Ceiling Light Pumpkin Patch

Have you ever repurposed a light fixture before?  If you know me you know I hate to throw away anything and when we installed new ceiling lights recently I just had to recycle the old glass fixtures. 

pumpkins in the garden

I've been repurposing light fixtures for years, several are very cool pumpkins like this Light Fixture Pumpkin. 

light fixture pumpkin

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This was an easy project and as we are approaching Fall, everything I see I want to turn into a pumpkin. 

In our new board and batten entry and in my office I replaced the traditional old so called "boob light" with LED lights that work off my phone and a remote. 

front entry with board and batten and lights

They were easy to install and look amazing! 

So the glass globes from the "boob lights" were going to become pumpkins for an outdoor pumpkin patch. 

light fixture

I began by giving each globe a couple coats of DecoArt Suede paint in the color called suede.

painted orange light fixtures

This paint has a slight texture and after 2 coats was the perfect color and texture for my pumpkin patch. 

Once the pumpkins were dry, I added ribs to the plain pumpkin with a copper Metallic Sharpie marker. 

pumpkin with sharpie ribs

I have to admit it looks much like a basketball at this point but we all know it's gonna be a pumpkin. 😂

top view of pumpkin with leaf and stem

Next I added Spanish moss , a piece of a broken branch, and a leaf to each pumpkin. 

pumpkin with spanish moss and leaf

Then I set them outside in my garden. 

That's all it took to turn a "boob light" into a pumpkin for the pumpkin patch by my front door! 

pumpkins in garden with flowers

This was an easy project and used what I had around the house. 

two repurposed light fixture pumpkins

I love decorating with repurposed pumpkins in the Fall! 


Garden pumpkin patch

Another idea is to add a puck light to light up the pumpkins at night!

lit up pumpkins in the garden


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pumpkin patch pumpkins


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. .