You guys! I’m having a fan-girl moment over here because today, I am teaming up with Country Living Magazine and 14 super talented bloggers to kick off the first annual Pumpkin Palooza! (Fellow pumpkin spice lovers, feel free to freak out with me now. And anti-PSL peeps, it’s okay; I won’t force-feed you pumpkin, I pinky promise.)
If you’ve followed this blog for longer than a day, you probably know it wouldn’t be a Bless’er House craft project without some kind of thrift flip. I love seeing the potential of cast-off items out there.
One of the things I love collecting is dome clocks because they’re so versatile throughout the seasons, depending on what you put in them. And this time around, I decided to turn this dusty, broken clock into a DIY pumpkin terrarium.
Supplies used: (Affiliate links are included below. For more information, see my full disclosure here.)
- Dome clock (You can find lots on eBay, but I picked mine up for about $5 from Goodwill.)
- Wrenches to fit the clock’s nuts/screws
- Coarse sandpaper
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco
- Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Dark
- Chip brush or paint brush
- Sheet moss
- Small pumpkins (I picked mine up in the produce section of Walmart.)
I took the glass dome off first, cleaned it, and set it off to the side.
On the bottom of the clock, I used my wrenches to remove the nuts from the screws.
Easy peasy dismantled clock.
I gave the whole clock base a quick once-over with the coarse sandpaper to rough it up a bit, wiped off the dust, and brushed on two coats of the Annie Sloan Coco Chalk Paint.
Once the paint was dry, I brushed on the dark wax and immediately wiped it off with a clean, lint-free rag.
After the wax was dry, I placed in my sheet moss and pumpkins and put the dome back on top. Done!
It’s so adorable I can hardly stand it! And it reminds me so much of these 1920s French glass cloches from Restoration Hardware.
Once Christmas rolls around, I’ll probably put in some evergreen or a little snow village scene. But woah. I’m getting ahead of myself.
I’ll be sharing the tutorial on how to make that pumpkin patch sign soon too. UPDATE: You can check out the DIY pumpkin patch sign tutorial here!
What do you think? Are you loving it as much as I am? I’ll probably give those pumpkins a quick bleach treatment so that they’ll last well through Thanksgiving.
If you have a pumpkin creation of your own, be sure to share it on Instagram using the hashtag #OctoberPumpkinPalooza! We’ll be choosing a few to feature throughout the week along with Country Living Magazine.
You can check out all of the pumpkin-y fun over on these other blogs from yesterday and later in the week.
If you’re still craving more fall decor ideas, you can check out yesterday’s post for How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget.
Now, are you totally fall decored out yet? I think I’m officially done. We’ll be making our way back to the DIY scene next week. So ready to bust out some power tools and paint brushes!