How I Made A Pumpkin Into Chef Junk Boyardee

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
Here are the items that I used to make a junk pumpkin chef:  a cloth dish towel, a pumpkin, a bucket, the top of a milk can, a white gourd, twigs, washers, nuts and an unknown metal part.  (maybe some sort of wrench)



Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin
I spray painted some birch twigs (from my yard), and the two nuts with black spray paint.

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
I placed the pumpkin on top of the milk can top, and nailed the nut and washers on for eyes and the unknown metal part for the nose.

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin
I cut wire to bundle the twigs and to make a "U" shaped piece to poke into the pumpkin to attach the mustache and eyebrows.  

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
So with the eyes, nose, mustache and eyebrows in place I set an upside down galvanized pail on top of the pumpkin.  I had dry brushed the bucket with white paint last spring. Then I set the white gourd on top of the bucket bottom.

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
 Then I tied the dish towel on as a neckerchief.

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
This potting sink/bench has proven to be invaluable for outdoor decorating possibilities.  I added a kettle of more gourds, the old pump and a Turk's Turban gourd in a berry sieve.

Making a Chef Junk Pumpkin http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-i-made-pumpkin-into-chef-junk.html
He looks like a "Chef" if you use your imagination!










14 comments:

  1. Your junky chef makes me laugh Carlene! Tooooo cute for sure :-)

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  2. Adorable, makes me think of the Swedish Chef from Sesame Street.
    ann

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  3. I just love this. I don't know where in the world you get your ideas from, this is so cute. Hugs, Marty

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  4. You are so talented and I love your Chef Boyardee!

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  5. Great pumpkins! You did it again! The chef has his own sink, pot of produce and a turbaned buddy.

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  6. Another really cute idea ... you are just full of clever ideas for Fall. Love him.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  7. Cute!! He's even got his own outdoor kitchen to cook dinner for you!

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  8. Bonjour,

    Vraiment craquant !!! J'adore !

    Gros bisous

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  9. Oh that is awesomely cute! Love it and perfect for you sink potting bench! Clever girl!

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  10. Carlene, This is just too cute for words!!!! I love this, you are so clever.

    Cynthia

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  11. That is too Cute Carlene. I see him show cased in a restaurant. xoxo, olive

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  12. This vignette is wonderful, Carlene...I love all the colors, textures, and good junkin' finds... and especially how you've framed it with the oars! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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