Shower Curtain Ring Pumpkins

For me, craft supplies also include thrifted things that I repurpose into other things…. like plastic shower curtain rings for example.
How to make shower curtain ring pumpkins
A couple of weeks ago my thrift store had small Ziploc bags of them for 10 cents a bag. I got a large grocery bag full of them. They just kept throwing them in. I guess they wanted to get rid of them because I got about 200 for $1. They probably thought no one else would be crazy enough to buy them all. Well, I’m happy to have them. What am I going to do with them? Well, I have lots of ideas. Here’s the first. Stuffed shower curtain ring pumpkins.

I started with these ordinary plastic shower curtain rings.

First I made sure all the rings were closed. Using my glue gun, I glued the first one onto the end of some Christmas wrapping ribbon, making sure to wrap the end around it. Then I glued the rest onto the ribbon as shown in the picture, leaving enough space between them so they can easily be shaped into a circle.



We recently did some cedar pruning so I used some pieces I cut for stems. I wrapped the ribbon of rings around the stem, gluing the ribbon ends to join it together in a circle. Then I put a lot of glue into the centre to hold the rings in place. While the glue was drying I arranged the rings as I liked. This was a little finicky so I worked on half of the rings at a time, holding rings that wouldn’t cooperate in place until the glue hardened.



Then I did the same thing underneath, which was really only done for extra stability.



Here’s what they looked like after gluing. The small one at the front is made out of curtain rod rings that I also found in the bag.



I spray painted them using Krylon Metallic spray paint in silver, copper, and gold. I used toilet paper rolls on the stems to protect them from the spray paint.

At this point I had no clue as to what I was going to do with them, so I set them aside for a few days while I worked on other things. Then one day I was looking through my doily stash for another project, and the idea came to me.



So, I took some doilies from my stash, rolled them up and stuffed them inside the pumpkin rings. To finish them off I decorated around the stems with bits of costume jewellery.



And here they are, all finished. I just love using ordinary household items, that would usually be discarded, and making them into something else. It’s just so much fun!

If you enjoy these repurposed pumpkins, you might also enjoy my repurposed teacup pumpkin.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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How to make shower curtain ring pumpkins

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  1. So, so, so clever!! How fun and so effective! Saw you over at Debbie Doo's! Happy Monday!

  2. Me too…love recycling items and I believe I have some curtain rings going to waste somewhere…they'll look cute with my orphaned sock pumpkins, sleeve pumpkins and doily pumpkins. pinned you. 🙂

  3. CUTE! Now isn't that smart! 🙂 I love your creativity. I'm your newest follower. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to our PUMPKIN PARTY. This is such an unusual way to make a pumpkin! Unique and wonderful! Best wishes, Linda
    If you come up with another Fall related post, come back and link up again. 🙂

  5. What a unique idea! They look great- like the doilies inside! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

  6. Tuula those are so cool! Thanx for always coming to the THT party!

  7. I think your pumpkins look amazing. I think I'll be paying you a visit again.
    Ali x

  8. Just brilliant, I won't pass those shower rings by anymore. Love the embellishment!

    1. Thanks you so much Jan! I believe ordinary things can be transformed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.

  9. I want to say thank you again for linking up at Glued To My Crafts. I'm going to feature your post this coming Thursday on my link up party 🙂 Be sure to stop by again and join in on the fun on our Thursday Obsessions Link.

    1. Thank you so much Stacey! I'm thrilled that you're featuring my pumpkins. I'm so glad I found your awesome party. I hope to be linking up every week!

  10. What a clever idea! Your pumpkins are adorable. I have a box full of those shower rings. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent!! HUGS

  11. Okay, Tuula… I don't know where you come up with these ideas of yours! But keep them coming! You are the most unique blogger I've ever seen and I love it. And I'm so happy you share your awesome projects at my Throwback Thursday party 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Britni! You're so sweet! I'm really enjoying your parties, and I appreciate you hosting every week. It's such fun!

  12. Thank you so much for linking up to the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop! What a really cute idea – I would never have thought of that! I've added this to my Pumpkin board on Pinterest 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Ang! I'm so glad you like them. It was such a fun blog hop, it was a pleasure to link up. Thanks for stopping by!