Saturday, September 24, 2011

World Globe Turned Pumpkin

I love the look of vintage folk art pumpkins….

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meet Piper the Pumpkin,

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he started life out as a plain old vintage world globe.

I love finding vintage globes but sometimes they’re damaged and just don’t look good. The orig. base on this globe was all messed up, so when I found it really really cheap at a garage sale, I snapped it up. I originally cut the top off thinking maybe to use it as a shade for a lamp, but they project never happened.

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I painted him a rusty orange color

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and then followed the lines of the globe  with black paint to show detail on  the pumpkin.


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Having the top cut off worked to my advantage because Piper not only looks cute, he can hold candy too.

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I made his hat out of scrapbook and crepe paper,the base is a wood plaque from the craft store.
He’s gonna be so cute in my kitchen decorated for Halloween.




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23 comments:

  1. This is ingenious....love, love, love the idea and your painting and hat-making....superb! I am on the lookout for globes big time!

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  2. that is the most amazing transformation ever! Do you know how much that would cost in a store? Gorgeous! Melaine

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  3. Now that is using your creative juices! Looks so darn cute I pinned it of course. Great job!

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  4. I am extremely impressed! I just showed this project to my husband and he couldn't believe that was made from a globe found at a yard sale. The fact that the top comes off so you can fill it with candy makes it even better. How did you do the eyes and mouth so perfectly? Did you freehand that?

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  5. Trixie, this is absolutely the cutest most creative thing I've seen in a long time! You did a fabulous job on the painting, the most wonderful vintagy orange color and detailing job.

    I want to put a post of some of my favorites for fall up next week and would love to have your pumpkin as one of these, with your permission of course. I would be linking back to you. Please let me know what you think.
    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  6. I love this idea, and I love the cute little retro face. I'm a new follower from Funky Junk.

    Stop by and visit me too...

    ciao

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  7. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us. It would be so fun to have a downloadable pattern/image so we could make this cutie pie.

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  8. Very adorable and very creative too. I think I'll be seeing you featured all over blogland with little guy. Great job.

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  9. He is fantastic!! I love him
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. I love vintage Halloween! this is fantastic! Now I want one!

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  11. I saw the picture of this guy on someone's sidebar and just had to come and take a look. He's fantastic, and such a creative idea!

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  12. This is fantastic! I love it!
    Super job, thanks for sharing!

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  13. What a cute idea!!! I love fall projects and can't wait to start my own!!!

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  14. This is freaking fantastic! I love it.

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  15. I love that! I don't know if I would be able to bring myself to paint an old globe though... I just love old globes... but should I talk myself into it, and find one that is really cheap and has seen better days, I will definitely do this because yours is absolutely precious! And I love that he can hold candy too! :)

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  16. great job! ...now where's that old globe...must go shopping in the attic...

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  17. Great keeper! So clever and one of a kind, love the face!

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  18. Very cute. Just wondering how you cut the top off.

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  19. Gosh, I'm just now seeing this--what a darling project!

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  20. This guy is just too cute!!! He looks so vintage...
    ~ Sue

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  21. This guy is just too cute!!! He looks so vintage...
    ~ Sue

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