Monday, September 23, 2013

Junk O'Lanterns

My friend asked if I called these junk o'lanterns.....I think it's an appropriate name so that is what they are called. They are easy and cheap to make. No, it's not my original idea...saw it on Pinterest. 
I used old pot lids that I picked up at a thrift store. I was shopping with a friend and she thought  I just knew what sizes I needed and wanted 3 lids. I laughed and said 'no' and told her my plans. The only other thing I had to purchase was the orange spray paint. On all three of them I used the handles for the nose (I could have removed 2 and used something else). Some of the junk came from the trash pail at work and some from home. The smile on the one on the right is a broken bracelet watch band. I used E6000 glue. I have to confess that a couple of the heavier items fell off....the glue held, it was the paint that did not stick to the metal. A friend of mine tried this and she painted the lids with gesso first, I have one more lid and I lightly sanded that one before I painted it. I've seen these made with old cake pans too.

OK, I am giving in....I know it's autumn and I have to start cooking again. I hope we all have nice weather for a couple of months yet. 


  1. What a cute, cute idea! Love it! xo Diana

  2. Love the name "Junk o' Lanterns!" Wish I'd thought of it! =D I wasn't able to find any cool junk for mine, so I ended up using buttons and ruler pieces. This has been a fun Pinterest project for sure! Yours are adorable!

  3. I haven't seen this on pinterest. Thanks for the idea.