I am OBSESSED with turning all the things into pumpkins, so these Upcycled Vintage Bundt Pan Mini Pumpkins are one of my favorites. Wandering around vintage, thrift, and antique stores is one of the most relaxing things I can think of. The thrill of the hunt for finding that perfect item gets my creative juices flowing. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Pumpkin Crafts Edition, so stop back by tomorrow to see all of the creative inspiration!
How to Upcycle Vintage Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts Pumpkin Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back tomorrow to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins:
- Mini Bundts – Thrift Store
- Spray Paint – Bright Orange, Burnt Orange
- Ribbon – Black and White Gingham
- Kunin Classic Felt – Olive Green, Dark Green
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Twig or Branch – From the Yard
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Wire Cutters
How to Upcycle Thrifted Bundt Pans into Pumpkins:
To begin the tutorial on how to upcycle vintage bundt pan mini pumpkins, gather all supplies. Wash and dry the mini tin molds well. These mini tin bundt pans or gelatin molds can be found pretty easily at thrift, vintage, and antique stores. I usually pay 50 cents to one dollar per pan and love finding them in all shapes and sizes. Gifting sets of these pumpkins has become a thing with my family and friends, so I am always on the lookout for these little gems.
In a well-ventilated area, or outside, spray the outside of the mini bundt pans with bright orange and burnt orange paint. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary. Mix the colors slightly by very lightly spraying one color on top of the other. These are two orange spray paints that I had on hand. I do not recommend using acrylic craft paint, because it will not properly adhere to the metal and will peel.
Gather a small twig or tree branch from the yard. Cut the small twig or tree branch into one-inch sections with a pair of wire cutters. Attach to the top of the mini tin molds with a glue gun and glue sticks. Hold in place until the glue cools and sets up completely.
Using a variety of scissors, cut small leaf shapes from olive green and dark green scraps of Kunin Classic Felt. I love to use pinking and scallop shears in addition to regular scissors. To create dimension, apply a dot of glue at the base of each leaf and fold it in half. Attach leaves to the top of the mini bundt pan pumpkins with a glue gun and glue sticks. Hold in place until the glue cools and sets up completely.
To finish the Vintage Bundt Pan Mini Pumpkins, measure and cut three lengths of black and white gingham ribbon into eight-inch sections. Tie in a bow, and then secure onto the pumpkins using a glue gun and glue sticks. Hold the bows in place until the glue cools and sets up completely. Whenever I see cute gingham ribbons like this one at Dollar Tree I always scoop them up because they are perfect for so many craft projects.
How to Upcycle Vintage Bundt Pan Mini Pumpkins
Perfect to tie onto a Fall flavored sweet treat for a gift, or tuck into an Autumn themed tiered tray display. Change things up by creating a variety of colors of Upcycled Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trendy Autumn decor was to create. I have always wanted to make a full-size bundt pan pumpkin wreath, so stay tuned!
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – Pumpkin Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
Awesome Pumpkin Craft Inspiration from Team Creative Crafts
I am totally blown away by the fabulous variety of projects that the team created this month. We told everyone “Pumpkin Crafts, Anything Goes” and we have not been disappointed! And look at all the FABULOUS projects!
Inspiring Pumpkin Crafts
Create the most adorable DIY Fall Wreath with Pom Pom Pumpkins by following the tutorial on Laura’s blog Me and My INKlings.
Learn How to Draw a Pumpkin with step-by-step instructions from the talented Smitha of Smiling Colors. Download her free printable guide.
Laura with Laura’s Crafty Life has created a Mini Pumpkin Wreath with easy to find supplies from Dollar Tree. Just gorgeous!
Create Pumpkin Contact Paper Suncatchers with a quick tutorial from Shani at Sunshine and Munchkins. A fun and easy fall craft for even the littlest crafters.
So creative and unique, learn how to Make an Easy Mod Podge Map Pumpkin for travel enthusiasts. Justine from Little Dove Blog shows you all the steps.
Erica from 5 Little Monsters is sharing her Alpine Stitch Crocheted Pumpkin, complete with a full set of patterned instructions, so you can create your own!
Learn how to make DIY Wooden Pumpkin Blocks with a step-by-step tutorial from Kelsey at Poofy Cheeks and learn what she used to stencil these beauties.
Katie, the Crafty Blog Stalker is sharing a gorgeous Hand Painted Pumpkin, and we love her color palette of white and gold.
Simple strips of colored paper have never looked so good then when Chelly from We Can Make That shows us How to Make Paper Pumpkins.
Jewels and buttons transform into the most elegant Bejeweled Pumpkin Art created by the talented Jane of DIY by Jane. Simply stunning!
Beth with Creatively Beth (THAT'S ME!) can transform any found object into a pumpkin with some paint. We think that her Recycled Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins are adorable.
Inspired by her favorite characters, Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama has created No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins. Click through for the full tutorial.
Sharing is Caring! Pin it for Later
Too busy to make these Upcycled Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin my project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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