Another Trio of Junk Pumpkins

Today I made another trio of junk pumpkins.

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Again I am using junk drawer parts and vintage kitchen cookware.  This time individual aluminum Jello molds.  



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First I made a little starter hole with a thin screw and a hammer.

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Then I spray painted the Jello molds orange.

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I painted mismatched bolts and a screw in a dark green.

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This is wire curled on a pencil and spray painted green.

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When everything was dry I lightly hammered the thicker screw and the bolts into the starter holes.  Just don't get the holes too big.  (If you pound too hard and punch in or bend in the top, just hammer lightly from the other side.)

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I put a little nut on the screws and bolts on the underside.

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A Jello mold pumpkin.  Almost!

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There's the trio.


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I wrapped the curly wires around once for the tendrils.

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 The trio of junk pumpkins displayed on a shelf in the kitchen.

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Super easy!



Which trio do you like better?















23 comments:

  1. It's a tie for me! All your junk pumpkins are adorable Carlene!

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  2. I love bot of your junk pumpkin ideas!! I wish I could find some of those jello molds to try them!!!!

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  3. Carol, those molds are fairly easy to find at thrift shops and pretty cheap at antique shops.

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  4. Those are so cute and the others are so funny! You have such a creative mind!

    Judy

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  5. PS - I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  6. You're on a roll, Carlene! Don't stop now...

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  7. Okay...now these are my favorites! You should sell some of these Carlene. People would snap them right up I think! I know I would! So very clever!

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  8. Winner winner, pumpkin pinner. Yeah, that means I pinned 'em.

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  9. Carlene ... you are so creative. The little "Jello" pumpkins will be cute to use in a lot of decorations and the ones made with pans are so funny ... so I like them both. I really like the round cheese grater.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  10. Loving your junk pumpkins! More, please!

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  11. I am in L O V E with your pumpkins. I will have to look around to see what I have to make something.

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  12. What cute little jello mold pumpkins! You are so creative......I can't pick which I like best.....

    Thanks for sharing, Carlene!

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  13. TOO cute! Love the little wire vines.
    -Revi

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  14. Well you're a junkin' genius Carlene - there are amazing!!!!
    XOXO

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  15. Your pumpkins are just so adorable. I love them both but I think the pan ones are my favorites since their faces are so cute.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  16. How much fun! Love your idea, and I like both. Indoor pumpkins and outdoor pumpkins. CUTE!

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  17. You are so clever. You need your own show on HGTV. Seriously!!!

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  18. I could never like one over the other - both sets are adorable! Hugs, Leena

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  19. Loving the junk pumpkins - can't wait to see what you transform next. I think the cake pans are still my favorites because they are so wacky.

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  20. Love these Carlene! They are so adorable!!

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  21. These are so cute, Carlene...and I am seriously in LOVE with the cake pan pumpkins! SO creative!

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  22. I made some of your pumpkins Carlene!! Thanks for the inspiration :) Laurel
    http://chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/2013/10/mini-mold-pumpkinsinspired-by-organized.html

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