Junky Pumpkins On The Front Patio

October 03, 2023


Photo of a rusty wheel.
I recently decorated my covered patio for fall inspired by old wheels, like this one.

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Photo of magnets and cut tree branch sections.
Several faux pumpkin "stems" were cut on a chop saw in various sizes from an old tree branch.

Photo of a tree branch cut attached with a magnet to an old wheel.
Next, I hot glued ceramic disc magnets to the bottoms of the "stems".

The stems were attached to the wheels with the magnets, so it's just temporary.  The wheels will return to my junk gardens next spring.

Photo of Old Sign Stencil's Pumpkins Stencil.
I then pulled out my  "Pumpkins - 25 Cents" stencil from Old Sign StencilsI used this stencil on a fall sawhorse HERE.

Whenever I need a junky/farmhouse stencil, I visit the Old Sign Stencils website.  I love all the stencils, and they all coordinate.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of an old wooden toolbox.
I found this old toolbox on an old table holding buckets and pulleys along the house.

Photo of a pumpkins stencil taped onto the front of a toolbox.
I cleaned the toolbox with hot soapy Dawn dish soap water and a rag.

I then taped the stencil to toolbox and swirled on the stencil using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Photo of junky wheels repurposed as fall pumpkins.
I positioned three of the wheels/gears in the toolbox in front of an old wagon wheel.

All the "stems" were tied with raffia.

Photo of an old window with wreaths.
This old window and fern wreath were already hanging by the door.

I added a small fall wreath right on top of the fern wreath.

Photo of repurposed junky wheel pumpkin outdoor decor.
The only pops of fall color were the wreath and a small bucket of fall foliage.

I stenciled the crate with another Old Sign Stencil HERE.

Photo of repurposed junky wheel pumpkin outdoor decor.
Easy and inexpensive fall junk decor!

Photo of repurposed junky wheel pumpkin outdoor decor.

Photo of repurposed junky wheel pumpkin outdoor decor.
The wheels are all heavy so they won't blow away!

Photo collage of front door seasonal decor ideas.
See more of my covered patio/front door junk holiday/seasonal decorating HERE.

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, when I first started reading this post and you talked about using old wheels for pumpkins I tho't you were going to paint them orange and looking at the patina on the big wooden one I wanted to say, "Oh, no, don't do that!" Then I gave a sigh of relief when I saw what you actually did! I love the patina on those old wheels and the understated look of what you did with them to simulate pumpkins. Inspired decor and right up my alley! Thanks for not painting them orange!

  2. Oh my love the pumpkins made from old wheels and gears they are awesome!❤❤

  3. Your fabulous porch certainly chimes in with my rusty junk love! Fabulous porch decor, Carlene! Love the neutrals that blend right in!


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