Wednesday, 22 October 2014

22 Steampunk Pumpkin and Giveaway Wednesday

A big thank you to our guest designer Virginia for her fabulous post yesterday, there are so many things to do, so little time.....

I found these little babies and fell in love!!  

Take a cheap plastic pumpkin bucket and Steampunkify it!

Material Used
Cheap Plastic Pumpkin Bucket.
Black Plastikote Spray
Treasure Gold Wax
Garden Mesh (mouth)
Sink Cover and Crystal Door Handle (left eye as you face him)
Black Buckle, washer, plaster mesh and a brad (right eye as you face him)
Old Screw (nose)
2 bendy metal bits from an old folder
2 rusty washers
Hot Glue Gun

This feels like a really lazy post, cos after I made my Steampunk Pumpkin 
I found these INSTRUCTIONS  and I don't think I can top it.  

I did have a few problems....

1. I tried to alter mini pumpkins, way too fiddly and they couldn't take the weight of the additions on the face and kept toppling over.  Mini steampunk pumpkins abandoned.

2. I tried covering the pumpkin in a layer of black gesso, it just kept flaking off, so back to the drawing board.

3. Next I tried my homemade black chalk paint, it looked amazing, the texture was fab, but it just peeled away like a face mask!!

4. Final attempt, black spray paint, its still not perfect as every knock and scratch shows up but it works well with the Treasure Gold Wax.

A couple of other points

1. Its a bit fiddly adding mesh over the mouth, much patience needed but well worth it!!

2. I used a hot glue gun, a few burnt fingers, so handle with care.

I have entered this into the PDE Linky Party for Halloween decorations and the Altered Eclectics blog..

All in all a challenging project but I think it was well worth it and as its giveaway Wednesday, I hope the happy recipient adores him as much as I do.  To win leave a comment here or on our facebook page by midnight Sat 25th Oct.  A winner will be announced on Sunday 26th.

TFL Lou x


  1. Oh they are fab and I saw some to buy the other day - might have to have a play at the weekend!

  2. Love it! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  3. Oh my goodness this is just awesome. I LOVE IT. Thanks for playing with us at PDE Linky Party.
    ~DT Barbara

  4. Wow! Very creative us of the plain ole pumpkin! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.