Shower Curtain Ring Pumpkins
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!
So, so, so clever!! How fun and so effective! Saw you over at Debbie Doo's! Happy Monday!
Thanks very much Jeanne! Same to you. Thanks for stopping by!
What a cute idea, thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Penny
Thanks so much Penny! I appreciate the visit. Hope you're having a great day!
Genius! I would have never thought of that in a million years! I love them!
Thanks you so much Danni! I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuula, wow that is really creative! They look so cute too. Love them!
Thanks very much Cecilia! I just love projects that cost me next to nothing. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
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. 🙂
Thanks Jeannie! Sounds like you have a great DIY pumpkin collection. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tuula, your pumpkins are adorable. Hugs, Chris
Thanks so much Chris! I appreciate you stopping by for a visit.
Marvelous! And so inventive. Would love it if you came over to my blog and joined our PUMPKIN PARTY! Hope to see you. Linda
Thanks you so much! I just went over and linked up. I appreciate the invite.
I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea. It looks great. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)
Thanks you so Katie! It's great to have you along. I really appreciate you following
Now that is clever and oh so unique! Thanks for sharing with my party.
Thanks so much! I'm so happy to join such a fun party!
What a fabulous idea! You are very creative 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Blessings to you,
Thanks you so much Stephanie! I really appreciate you visiting and commenting.
How fun is this. I would never in a million years think of this. Fun, fun, fun. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty
Thanks very much Marty! It's just a pleasure to join the party. Thanks so much for hosting!
very very cute thanks for sharing
Thanks so much Arod!
These look great with or with the "fillings"! CLEVER ideeee!
Thanks you so much! I appreciate the visit!
CUTE! Now isn't that smart! 🙂 I love your creativity. I'm your newest follower. 🙂
Have a great week!
Thanks very much Liz! I really appreciate you stopping by and following. I'm so glad to have you along.
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. 🙂
Thanks you so much Linda! I'm happy to link up to such a fun party!
What a unique idea! They look great- like the doilies inside! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!
Thanks Kathie! It's always a fun to join the party!
Thanks for linking up at http://www.foxhollowcottage.com/2012/09/primp-your-pumpkin-pumpkin-themed-link.html I pinned these totally original creations! WOW!
Thanks you so much Shannon! I appreciate you pinning my pumpkins. What a great party idea!
Tuula those are so cool! Thanx for always coming to the THT party!
Thanks so much Pamela! It's always a pleasure to join the party!
What a cool idea! Love these 🙂
Thanks for joining the CHQ Blog Hop this week! We hope you've made some new bloggy friends :o)
xo, Meredith @ http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com
Thanks Meredith! I'm happy to link up to such a fun blog hop!
ADORABLE! Love them.
Thank you so much Heather! I appreciate you stopping by!
I think your pumpkins look amazing. I think I'll be paying you a visit again.
Thanks very much Ali! There are many more projects to come. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Just brilliant, I won't pass those shower rings by anymore. Love the embellishment!
Thanks you so much Jan! I believe ordinary things can be transformed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.
What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Glued To My Crafts 🙂
Thanks so much Stacey! I'm so glad I found your party. What fun!
That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I would LOVE for you to showcase it on my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party. I host it every Sunday (I know it's Monday but I am still taking submissions…lol) I would love for you to link up and showcase your crafts! Just follow the link….http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3
Thanks so much for the invite Marti! I'll be by to check it out!
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.
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!
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
Thanks very much Kathy! It's always fun to join the party.
Very unique! That's thinking outside the box.
Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party. <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Thanks Christina! I just love the challenge of using things in new ways. It's such fun!
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!
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!
Thank you for joining Simple & Sweet Fridays.
Thanks so much Jody! It's always a pleasure to join the party!
This is such a unique idea! Love it!
Thanks very much! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.
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 🙂
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!
Such a great idea! The end result is a perfect fall pumpkin decoration for any home. =0)
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That is CRAZY CLEVER! They are even cute without the fabric in them. You are a genius!
I agree with Holly CRAZY clever !! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT