Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins
I am hoping you will be tolerant of me - lots of exciting stuff going on around here!¬† So, I haven't had much time for new projects - but this is one of my all time favorite fall projects, so I thought I would share it again!
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.
And, some of my favorite bloggers have a pumpkin project to share with you today as well!
The problem with fake pumpkins ‚Äì 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.
The easier ones to work with are the ones with the really cheap looking stem, it just pops off and leaves a very small opening.
For the other types, use an exacto knife to cut the stem off.¬† You will need to use a wider base doorknob for this style ‚Äì or one with a ‚Äúcollar‚Äù that blocks the opening.
Simply paint out your pumpkins as you choose and then select your hardware.¬† They can be rough and tumbled and even with paint stains.
I simply rested them on top or inserted them into the styrofoam.
It really is that easy.
Just paint them your color choices.¬† I used a beige craft paint on one, a blue chalk paint on one and the third one I layered two colors of blue chalk paint.¬† It is all about using what you have.
For this pumpkin, I did not even paint it.¬† The white was fine, it was just the terrible stem.
I added some twine with some vintage rusty keys tied to it.¬† To curl the twine, I wrapped it around my exacto knife and sprayed it with hair spray and let it dry.
Now I have a style of pumpkin that fits perfectly in my home‚Äôs style and they are a little quirky just like me!
Some of my favorite blog friends have also pulled together some ideas for creating your own pumpkins.¬† Stop by to see their projects as well.
Thanks so much for reading and wishing a great day.