Monday, September 29, 2008

Pumpkin Project

This is a little Fall project I thought I would share with you.

I took a small pumpkin from the grocery store. You could have a larger one if desired. This was the only size my store had, except the very large ones. Try to find one that sets evenly, also. I broke the stem off the top, a evenly as possible.

Then put these craft pins around the top of the pumpkin.

I have several hurricane lamps and recently broke the base of one. I kept the glass globe part just to have a spare. It came in handy for this project.

Place the globe inside the pins. They hold it in place. Put a candle ring around the globe and a battery operated tea light inside and you can set it anywhere or with a Fall display.

Finished product. I hope you can see the tea light, ok and get the general idea.

Let me know if any of you do one. I'm sure you could embellish it or have different ideas to share.
Have a great week!


the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's a very cute idea!


ivoryspring said...

Ro, This is such a neat idea - you are one talented lady!

Kathy said...

How darling! I've hollowed out pumpkins before in order to use it as a vase, but I've never done anything like your pumpkin project. Great idea!

Tara said...

that is beautiful! I've been trying to figure out a center piece for my kitchen using a pumpkin but haven't found one i liked...this is great! I just might try and see if i can do it. thanks for sharing!!

Joy said...

Wow, what a cute idea!

Happy @ Home said...

Thank you for your recent visit and kind comments.

I love your pumpkin project. It is so cute. I sometimes see the glass globes at thrift stores. Next time I will have to pick one up and try this.

Thanks for sharing your clever idea.

ceekay said...

Very cute Ro....Great idea for the hurricane glass.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for coming for tea and seeing my decorations! I'm working on more, so come back tomorrow (or soon!)

I love this pumpkin project! I haven't seen this done before. I have one of those hurricane lamp covers too, I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing!


Charlotte said...

What an interesting idea. I'm always amazed at the clever ideas people come up with. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

I love this idea so much! I have plenty of those glass covers, so I will have to make one too!

RecipeGirl said...

Cute! It's funny because I have one of those hurricanes due to a broken base too. Might just have to try this!

Shannon said...

What a great project! I love it!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

How cute is that!!!

Nancy said...

That's a great idea!!! I love it! I have something for you so come by sometime! nancy