Unusual Finds

Sometimes when your out thrifting you come across something you like but can’t quite figure out what it does, what you’ll do with it, or even what it is. But you know you like it. I say, if it’s something you really love, get it. At some point you will find a purpose for it, a place for it. The other day I happened upon this, what I can only assume was a part of a light fixture. With the fall season on the brain I instantly thought it looked like a pumpkin! I had a couple challenges though, it had this weird part that stuck out of the “bottom” so it wouldn’t sit flat on a table.
Like I said, eventually something will come to you. It may just come to you while you are once again thrifting and you find that one thing that will complete the puzzle. Here is the “pumpkin” and the other element that made it all come together:
Here is that little part that stuck out of the bottom making it hard to place on a flat surface:
So I painted the base in a flat black (I am realizing that I REALLY love flat black) and placed a few rocks inside the base to make sure that it wouldn’t become top heavy. I then used some E6000 glue to attach the “pumpkin” to the base. Once that was dry I attached the beaded garland to the top with hot glue. I got the garland at Michael’s. Here is the finished product:
Here it is with a candle inside….I LOVE the light that it emits and the cool design that it casts on the wall!
So don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, do something a little different. It may not work, but then again you may end up with something that you LOVE! And I have to say, I LOVE this!!!
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  1. When I first saw it, I thought pumpkin. You did exactly what I would’ve done with it! Love it!

  2. This is brilliant! That totally looks like something you could buy in store, but it’s one of a kind. I love it:)

  3. I LOVE that! It looks great! Good job on being so creative.

  4. Cuteness! I too found an old glass globe from a light. I used it for a street lamp style light in my livingroom. I love old random junk!!

    Love your guts

  5. well now…isn’t that just a great idea..I am new follower here…but I must say..I love your creations….I will be back…hehehe!’

    honestly this is very pretty creation…

  6. What a great job thinking outside of the box!

  7. Quite simply . . you ROCK!! That is absolutely beautiful!!! I’m off to the thrift store to see what treasures I can find.

  8. Good thinking! Have a wonderful week! La

  9. This is truly brilliant! We could use this in several different ways if we aren’t as lucky to find the pumpkin style one.

  10. Very inventive, it really looks great!

  11. You are too smart, I love it! So unique & perfect for fall.

  12. That is such a fun idea. I love the pattern it makes when the light shines too. cool!


  13. Hi, This is so good!! The globe looks like a castoff from a 70’s style lamp. The candle inside is a perfect touch. Great job:-)

  14. Wow! It turned out great. Love that you can put a candle in it!

  15. How creative! I would have never looked at that globe and thought “pumpkin”~ Awesome

  16. That looks so pretty!

  17. What a unique little pumpkin! I love when you can re-purpose thrifty finds!

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