Pie Tin Repurposed As Fall Pumpkin Decor

August 30, 2021

Photo of an empty pie tin.
This pie tin was on clearance at the antique shop last week and I got it for half price or $3.

I transformed it into a fall decor piece.

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Photo of a pie tin being painted with orange paint.
I wanted to paint the pie tin orange with spray paint but our local Menard's was out of most orange spray paint, except super glossy or neon orange.

I brushed on some of my remaining Decoart Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage.  Luckily, the color is still available in 8 ounce bottles since I love the color for pumpkins.

Photo of a pie tin painted orange.
The pie tin after three coats and a light sanding to level some brush strokes.

Photo of a tree branch added to the top of a pie tin.
Next another of my tree branch "stems" was cut on the diagonal to fit the pie plate back angle.

Photo of a screw holding a tree branch stem onto a pie tin.
The "stem" was screwed onto the pie tin.

I distressed the edges of the pie tin with sandpaper, but didn't like the shiny metal showing through the paint.

Photo of an orange pie tin with a stencil on top.
Last year I found a package of Tulip Colorshot fall fabric stencils at Joann Fabrics.  They are small paper stencils that Tulip suggests work with spray paint on clothing. I don't know if they are available in the stores this year or not.

I taped the stencil onto the pie plate bottom with blue painter's tape, and pounced on the stencil with Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk.

Photo of the Folkart Layering Block for faux distressing.
I touched up the shiny metal distressed edges of my pie plate with more orange paint, and pulled out my FolkArt Layering Block to add faux distressing.

I squirted a small amount of Ceramcoat Walnut Noyer Craft Paint on a paper plate.

Photo of the Folkart Layering Block for faux distressing.
I brushed a small amount of paint on one corner of the layering block with a small sponge brush.

Photo of faux distressing on a pie tin added with the Folkart Layering Block.
Then, I simply rubbed the layering block corner along parts of the edge of the pie tin.

Until I got the hang of the layering block, I often had to touch up the faux distressing with a small brush and a bit more of the base color paint.

Photo of a sawtooth hanger being glued to a pie tin.
I glued a sawtooth hanger on the back of the pie tin with E6000.

Photo of a pie tin repurposed as a wall decor pumpkin.
Lastly, I waxed the pie plate with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear and tied a bit of raffia on the "stem".

Photo of a pie tin repurposed as a wall decor pumpkin.
Here is my finished pumpkin!

Photo of a pie tin repurposed as a wall decor pumpkin.

Photo of a pie tin repurposed as a wall decor pumpkin.
Have you repurposed an unusual items as a pumpkins?

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