Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch!

Happy Wednesday Friends! I am a big fan of repurposing in the garden.  It's a creative way to recycle cast offs while adding whimsy and it's c-h-e-a-p!  When I showed my repurposed pumpkin patch to Favorite Son, he loved it and said it looked Steampunk. I agreed...  

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch
My inspiration started with an old roof turbine I saw in Fredericksburg.  Call me crazy, but it was calling my name and telling me it needed to be a pumpkin--like my vision of tea infusers as acorns!   The one I saw was older, but it was also $20--I knew I could do better than that. So...when I saw this guy at a yard sale for $2, I was ready to make a pumpkin! 

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch

When I found the copper mold at the same sale, I started to think pumpkin patch. I really liked the idea of using different metals and I constantly see similar molds at thrift stores so the hunt was on! I found the 4 minis packaged as a set for .50 at a thrift store and the bundt pan at a yard sale all the same day.  A little digging in my utility room produced the assorted knobs pictured above.  I wanted something taller for the turbine's stem so the flowerpot was perfect. I painted all of the "stems" green and added only a few copper accents to the turbine.  

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch





Voila--pumpkin patch! 

Steampunk Inspired Pumpkin Patch

I'm so glad you stopped by today! Be sure to come again Friday--I have a little surprise to share...

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this! Thanks so much for sharing this very creative idea at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  2. Love your pumpkin patch! I'm not sure which one I like the best - I'm going to say the turbine but I'd take any of them! :-)

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  3. Oh my gosh! We would be dangerous together. This is why some people shouldn't live close...we'd get nothing else done because we'd be busy doing stuff like this!
    I LOVE this so much! I need a roof turbine! I didn't know that till this very moment! Never heard of one before! It makes a great punpkin! So happy I stopped by today!

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  4. LOVE your "alternative" pumpkins, Celia. :)

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  5. I love your steampunk pumpkin patch! So very clever!

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  6. Clever! Fantastic! I am in love...
    Brooke

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  7. Ceclia these are great! I'd love you to link at the Fabulous Fall Party!
    http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabulous-fall-linky-party-party-on.html

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  8. I loved this when I saw it. Thanks for linking. My Fabulous Party goes through the end of September. Come by again and post any Fall theme posts!
    Hope the rest of your weekend is Blessed!

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  9. These are so cute. Love that you made them from found items. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  10. I love this. It is so cute and unique.

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  11. Very original, I like it! I'm featuring you this week at Masterpiece Monday. Have a blessed week, Mary

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  12. I just love repurposing things, and this is so cute and very original! :)

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  13. What a great little vignette in your fall garden, clever girl! Thanks for sharing these adorable creations at RLTLT!

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  14. Such a great idea. Love the whimsy + steampunk + thriftiness that you combined.

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  15. What a fun garden theme. That turbine pumpkin is so cool! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  16. This is really neat I love the largest pumpkin design. Very outside the box thinking.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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