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!


12 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

How fun! Another neat idea for Halloween. Keep them coming.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Fun! I'm glad you can't leave things alone. I'm the same way! ♥

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

They are great Shirley! I love how you just "dig in" and see what you can come up with! The results are always amazing!
Have a fun weekend!
Erica :)

Linda said...

Those are just TOO adorable...maybe I will..........

vivian said...

love the pot lid pumpkins! I had not seen those yet on pinterest.. which is so surprising because I have hundreds of things pinned for halloween! lol! I may have to find some old lids and have a go at one or two.. or three.. or four...
lol!
have a great weekend
xoxo
vivian

Margaret said...

What a creative idea! That's such a unique look! Maggie

vintage grey said...

So cute Shirley!! Always love seeing your sweet makings!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Sarah said...

They look wonderful!!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Awesome! You're always so creative!

Sandy C said...

That's so awesome!!! I can't wait to start my decorating now :)

Sandy xox

retrorevival.biz said...

How cute are those pot faces?! Your front door is looking great:)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

LOVE these!! Your front door is soo cute! Makes me want to go to the thrift store right now and look for some lids!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!! xo Holly