Quick & Easy Repurposed Teacup Pumpkin
There are so many way to create pumpkins, and this repurposed teacup pumpkin is a fun and funky repurposing project that takes only a few minutes to put together.
I see teacups at thrift stores and garage sales all the time and this is a great way to display some of them during the fall season.
When looking through my stashes I found these vintage teacups left over from my teacup lampshade project.
I thought they’d make a perfect quickie pumpkin.
Any teacups that you have will do for this project because the teacups aren’t altered in any way.
Putting Together a Teacup Pumpkin
To create my teacup pumpkim I needed something to hold the teacups.
So I grabbed a vintage baking pan from my stash and placed the teacups around the inside. This baking pan is perfect because you don’t really notice it.
I could have painted the pan ivory or copper, but this project was meant to be more organic than that.
I just wanted to grab things the way they were and put them together to create something.
That’s when repurposing is the most fun for me.
So quick and easy peasy.
I think using all the same teacups creates a fun pattern to the pumpkin, but different teacups would be fun too.
Because these teacups have colored interiors the look of it changes slightly depending on the viewpoint. Here the colors are kept together.
Or the inside colors can be mixed like above.
For the stem I used a small vintage screwdriver from my collection.
This little guy didn’t get used in my vintage screwdriver sunburst clock project because he was too small, but he’s perfect for this.
Creating the Pumpkim Stem
I thought I was done but after a few days I decided to add some copper wire curliques by simply winding the wire around a pencil…
…and wrapping the ends around my vintage screwdriver.
It simply sits in the space in the middle of the teacups.
I think the curliques add that little extra finishing touch that my teacup pumpkin needed.
This repurposed teacup pumpkin was such a fun and easy project, and it only took about 10 minutes… not counting looking through my stashes, which can sometimes take hours. lol.
The nice thing about this teacup pumpkin is that when the season’s over it can easily be taken apart.
If you enjoyed this teacup pumpkin, you might also enjoy my repurposed shower curtain ring pumpkins.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.