This Reader Created Her Own Pottery Barn “Metal” Pumpkins

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Still dusting off some Halloween decorations?

We’re officially days away from Halloween. While it’s right around the corner, it’s never too late for a DIY decor project that’s going to last you for years to come! This week’s Happy Friday reader Elisha got some inspiration from a well-known spooky decoration and rose to the challenge to recreate it herself!

cutting out metal pumpkins

I needed pumpkins that wouldn’t rot and that I could reuse year after year. I really loved the Pottery Barn metal pumpkin lanterns, but they were sooooo expensive.

faux candle in pumpkin

I ended up making my own from a couple of plastic pumpkins and some spray paint!

pottery barn metal pumpkin

What an awesome hack, Elisha! I can’t wait to get crafty this Hallo-weekend and try it out myself! As fun as pumpkin carving can be, pumpkins rot too quickly to even last until Halloween!

If you don’t feel like getting crafty, we have seen similar products from Joann and Michaels that are significantly less than Pottery Barn.

Happy Halloween, Hip2Savers, and…🎃


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Here’s a creepy Halloween DIY to try next!

About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 8

  1. kadysiga

    Those look fantastic! Also great for people that have problems with sneaky, stealing squirrels🐿

    • Gigi

      And hungry deer too!

  2. markiesluv

    Nice Job!!

  3. Thrift

    Love them!!!!

  4. Robin

    Love them! My fabulous creative daughter!

  5. Alyssa

    Wow! So cute!! What a great idea; thanks for sharing!! I wonder what she used to carve such clean lines – an exacto knife? Definitely want to try making this!

    • Elisha

      Yes, an exacto knife.

      • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks Elisha!!🎃

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