Friday, September 6, 2013
Pinterest Inspired Pot Lid Pumpkins!
Cute Pumpkins as Seen on Pinterest...made by Organized Clutter
Front Door...Under Construction!
My front door is a work in progress most of the Fall season. I start out by taking down the ivy and sunflowers...or whatever I've got hanging around. I replace the lights...if needed...then get out the hose and drown all the spiders! They had the great plan to pre-decorate my front porch with nasty cobwebs. If I want webs I'll put them there! Once I get the leaves up, I can take my time with the rest.
Pot Lid Punkins...
Definitely...a work in progress!
Every year I try to make something new for the front door. My favorite Halloweenies are Black Cats and Jack-o-lanterns. So I really loved the "junk" pumpkins I saw on Pinterest. They looked fun and easy. When I went to the thrift store I didn't see any old cake pans...but there were plenty of pot lids without pots. What I loved about them were the handles...they would make the best little black noses! Then all I would have to do is find some old hardware and rusty gizmos. My husband's work garage is full of crap...but do you think I could come up with any great old hardware? Of course not!
Then there was the quest to find spay paint that wasn't bright orange. I found this lovely cinnamon color at Home Depot. I am totally inept at spray paint...so George sprayed them for me. I cannot leave things alone...I keep playing with them, too impatient to wait for paint to dry.
Since I didn't have any cool sprockets or gizmos...I painted some wooden discs black and glued on buttons for eyes Then I had George cut up some 25 cent Walmart rulers for mouths. I admit they are a tad strange...but it is Halloween after all! Best thing is that I spent about $6 total to make them.
Tied to the grapevine garland with polkadot ribbon...they will look fun with the rest of my decorations...to be added later!