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!
You already know how much I adore my friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill. She has an adorable pumpkin garland. Her front porch is so cute every season!
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!
Wow! What a cute project and so creative! So good hopping with you today, friend! Happy fall!
Wow, so fun! Clever idea to flip it over and add that glass knob stem! I love it Amy!
This turned out SO CUTE! What a great idea Wendy!
I really love how this project turned out! It’s so glamorous and I am kind of obsessed! Definitely will be trying this in my home!
Lora Bloomquist says
Brilliant repurpose! And it looks stunning with the lights glowing from the inside; so pretty:)
The glass knob is brilliant! And, the finished project is so beautiful with the twinkling lights inside. You always create such unique projects! Thanks for hopping…I love being a part of such a creative group! ~Missy
Rachel Harper says
This is such a clever idea. I’d like to share a link on my Sunday’s Dirt Road Adventures.
Wendy McMonigle says
I adore this pumpkin Amy, the glass knob on the top was brilliant. The lights add that perfect touch. Thank you for joining me on this venture.
Kim Hume says
Amy, this is genius! I love the addition of the lights! (running to the basement to retrieve an old glass vase — maybe several;)
Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
Amy this is absolutely beautiful!
How brilliant are you to use a vase and then turn it upside down and then use a glass knob for the stem? I just love this and the way you finished is beautiful!!! Love it all lit up and the curly q’s are the finishing touch! So happy to hop along with you!
Jennifer Howard says
THis is awesome, Amy!!!! You are so stinkin’ creative!!!!
Wow! I love how this came out. It’s so pretty! Great to hop with you! Susan
Amy, I love this project. Wow, how clever and pretty!