Grab your coupons and your sales flyer and head to the nearest craft store.
And buy the cheapest and ugliest fake pumpkin you can find.
I am going to show you how easy it is to make the ugliest pumpkins into a vintage doorknob pumpkins.
The problem with fake pumpkins – even if you paint them, the stems are usually pretty awful. So instead of trying to make it look real, why not give it a vintage looks with some old doorknobs.
This is where I started
Four differently shaped and style pumpkins, an exacto knife, chalk and craft paint and a pile of doorknobs and hardware.
If this is your first time visiting from the Junkers United group – welcome! I am so excited to be joining with such a great group of ladies. If you would like to see my past projects that involve "junk", you can visit my upcylced projects or my reclaimed rustic wood DIY projects
And if you are wondering what Junkers United is – it is a group of bloggers sharing what they made with something others might consider “junk”. Today I am sharing a simple and fun project – that conquers one more thing in my garage hoard collections - repurposed milk crate stool.
I found this table in our kitchen, with the stool, at an estate sale a few years ago. I had been considering buying it, with two stools from Pottery Barn, but the price kept me from pulling the trigger. I was ecstatic when I found it and brought it home.
After all the Christmas decorations came down, I have left most of the home un-decorated and simple.
But, slowly, I have been pulling together a corner at a time – and this week, I worked on a corner in our dining room by creating a vintage door plate wall.
I used French cleats to hang the door and an assortment of methods for hanging the plates. But honestly, the hardest part was picking the plates. I originally thought I was going to do a more formal display with transferware. As I started to pull it together, I found myself gravitating towards the more quirky options.
Hence, the odd little fish glue to the white plate…
It reminds me of a good friend, and makes me giggle – and isn’t that what we should do in our homes?
I created this project for Christmas originally, but I think it is perfect for year round. Of course, you will have to excuse that all of the pictures are from Christmas time - but you get the idea!
A DIY star made from yardsticks - an easy and quick DIY wall art project.