I am so happy with the way this project turned out! Check out the details below, or you can craft along with me by clicking here!
Bundt pan (Thrift store find at $1)
Waverly antique wax
Chicken wire ribbon (Mine is from Goodwill, but you can find it at Hobby Lobby)
Rolling pin handle for the stem
Flower and leaves
Thankful tag (from last year)
Let’s get started, y’all!
Y’all know, if it’s a pumpkin, it’s gotta be Debi’s Design Diary Summer Crush, right? It’s my favorite pumpkin color!
There was a price tag on the side, so I just sanded it off.
I then began painting the pan. This one took two coats, and I dried in between with my heat gun. You can set yours aside to dry if you’d like.
That big hole in the bottom (which is actually the TOP of our pumpkin) is just the right size for this piece of a ribbon spool. It’s fun to create with things like a simple cardboard circle that would otherwise be discarded!
For the stem, I’ll add this to the cardboard. It is a handle that used to be part of a rolling pin. Use what you’ve got, girl!
Glue down that cardboard circle.
Lots of glue!
And paint it to match your “pumpkin”.
I like a bit of distressed look, so I sanded some parts of the “pumpkin”.
Then I came in with some Waverly antique wax. Not only does it add interest, it also seals the paint.
Using a paper towel, I wiped off some of the wax before it dried.
More wax, more wiping off!
And now it is just right! I dried it off and started planning the top.
This doily looks so cute on top, y’all!
Hot glue works fine here, but watch those fingers!
I used extra glue to attach the stem.
Next, I added leaves, then the chicken wire metal ribbon, some raffia and the flower. I then hung the “Thankful” tag over the stem and put a bit of hot glue under the tag.
One of our friends suggested I add another bundt pan to the bottom so it will be a round pumpkin! Great idea! For more ideas, just search for “bundt pan pumpkin” on Pinterest, you won’t be disappointed!
Comment below and let me know what you think of our cute pumpkin! Would you make one for a centerpiece? Maybe as fall decor in the kitchen? So many possibilities!
Thank you for stopping by!