Glass pumpkins are all over this year and I want to show you how to make your own out of a round vase and some easy supplies!
My friends and I are coming together this week to give you 14 DIY Pumpkin Ideas! I was looking through their amazing pictures and thinking, how cool that 14 different ladies shared a pumpkin DIY and no two are the same! I think that’s awesome, but even if we were all given the supply list to the same pumpkin they all still would have been totally different. That is the amazing thing about creativity!
Thank you to my sweet friend Wendy, from WM Design House for hosting this amazing blog hop! These pumpkin makeover ideas are giving me such inspiration! They are all linked at the bottom of this post!
I mean, look at this collage of pumpkins!
You know when you find something at the thrift store and you’re not sure what you’ll use it for but you know you need it? Yeah, me too. Like this $3 weird round glass vase.
I saw that it was unique and it looked almost handmade, so I put it in my cart!
If you need permission to put something you aren’t sure what you’ll use it for in your cart, I say do it.
I will be having a purge and organizing party later this year! LOL
I don’t know how long I have had this glass vase, but it’s been a while and I just looked at it one day and thought…Pumpkin!
It turned out so pretty and it was so easy!
- Round Glass Vase
- Round stemless wine glass (from Dollar Tree)
- Round fish bowl (from Dollar Tree)
- Glass cabinet door knobs
- Twinkle lights
- Acorn floral picks
- Fall leaf picks
- Naturally wired floral wire
- Hot Glue
- Pencil or Small dowel rod
How to Make a Glass Pumpkins From a Vase
- Clean your Glass Vase
My vase needed a good cleaning so I gave it a once over and a rinse and dried it with glass cloth.
- Glass “Stem”
I found a glass drawer knob in my stash and the center screw slid right out. Which was perfect for this project.
If you get a glass knob, try to find one without the screw glued in to make it easy to glue on your glass vase.
- Glue on Your Stem
I used hot glue to glue my glass knob on. The bottom of my vase is now the top of my pumpkin.
- Make a Curly Q
No pumpkin is complete without a curly Q or two. I used Naturally wired floral wire and wrapped it around a small Dollar Tree dowel rod. I cut it with wire cutters when it was the length I needed.
- Choose embellishments
I am loving these acorn picks from Hobby Lobby and have used them in almost all of this year’s fall projects. They are inexpensive and I pull them apart to make them go further.
Also, these brown leaves picks are so realistic and perfect!
- Hot Glue
Hot glue is my best friend until it burns me! Glue on your embellishments around your glass knob stem.
- Choose a small fall wreath for the base of your pumpkin
- Add Twinkle Lights
I love the ambiance of the twinkle lights in the evening. They make this project one of my favorites!
I stuffed copper twinkle lights from the Dollar Tree inside my vase and sat the switch outside so I can reach it easily. It is hidden by the wreath.
- I made this riser
- Make a few more
I used a stemless wine glass and a small Dollar Tree fish bowl to make two more glass pumpkins in smaller versions. I used the same steps as above except I used a cinnamon stick as the stem.
- Voila! Enjoy!
Next up is Susan at Hen and Horse Design She has some fun ideas for using pumpkins!
You can click any of the images below to check them out as well! So many amazing ideas! I know what I am trying next!