Have you seen the plant caddy’s that you put a large plant on? My friend KT gave me one minus the wheels. She cleaned out her stash and gave me a ton of stuff. So far I have updated a mirror and a candleholder and made a chalkboard from another mirror. Today’s project is going to show you how to make a Jack O Lantern from a plant caddy.
I am so glad the idea popped into my head because it is kind of cute, don’t you think so? And so easy. As you know I always clean off whatever I am working on so this project is no different. I like using white cleaning vinegar and water.
After it dried I used the brown paint I had left from the Autumn Thankful sign. It is made from a paint sample and Poppies Furniture Paint Powder.
Then just as I was going to start painting the orange on top of the brown I got my order from Old Fashioned Milk paint and the color I was waiting for is Pumpkin. I mixed it up and brushed it on. I love how it is a rich orange. Not an in your face orange. And with the brown base, it takes down the color a little bit more.
Finally, it was time to decorate this plant caddy and make it into a Jack O Lantern. Now several years ago I bought the fall stencils and believe it or not they have come in handy.
Don’t you love how things fall into place? This stencil fit the plant caddy perfectly. I just adjusted it slightly. Now if you don’t want to invest in the stencil you can easily draw a pumpkin face. Use black craft paint to fill it in. Then sand to distress slightly. And don’t forget to wax and buff it.
Every pumpkin needs a stalk and this one is no exception. I used the leftover rope from the landscape edging made into a pumpkin. Just wrap a piece of duct tape on the end and to be extra cautious dab a bit of hot glue on the end. Drill a hole thru the taped part and then screw into the Jack O Lantern at the top. So you will want to hang it, take a piece of picture hanging wire and twist it around the screw.
Don’t you think this is the most adorable Jack O Lantern? So if you have an old plant caddy around the house you aren’t using give this a try because it is so easy to make a Jack O Lantern from a plant caddy.
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