Monday, September 2, 2013

An Up-Cycled Bicycle Wheel Garden Pumpkin

My bike wheel has appeared on my blog in several posts.

Bike Wheel in Christmas Mantel


Valentine's Day Mantel with Bicycle Wheel

Bicycle Wheel Garden Plant Tag Organizer


Up-cycled Bicycle Wheel Garden Pumpkin
Now, my bicycle wheel is still in the garden, but it's orange and has become a garden pumpkin.

Up-cycled Bicycle Wheel Garden Pumpkin
These are junk pieces from one of the furniture store junk boxes.  They are a corner bracket or brace.  I was going to leave them unpainted but they didn't show up well on the open spokes.

Up-cycled Bicycle Wheel Garden Pumpkin
The mouth is actually a metal vintage ice cube tray divider. 

Up-Cycled Bicycle Wheel Garden Pumpkin

I glued them on with E6000.  If they don't stay (but I think they will) I can wire them on.

I like re-using my props for many different occasions.














19 comments:

  1. You are so incredibly talented and creative!
    Brenda

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  2. First cake pans, then Jello molds, now bicycle wheels! It's the Great Pumpkin. Charlie Brown! Love it.

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  3. Bonjour,

    Comme prévu, après mes longues semaines éloignées des blogs, me revoici parmi vous ! Vous m'avez beaucoup manqué...
    Je suis heureuse d'ouvrir aujourd'hui la page de votre dernière publication.

    Des idées extraordinaires... Bravo !
    Gros bisous

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  4. Best part - the ice cube tray thingie for the mouth.

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  5. OMG!!! You know I love that bike wheel...always have! Didn't know I could love it even more!! YOU are the most creative girl! So fabulous!!

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  6. Carlene you are such a clever one! This very cute.

    Cynthia

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  7. Clever once again. I love all things pumpkin.

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  8. This is such a neat thing to have around, and you have so many uses for it! I'm going to be on the search for a bicycle wheel...
    Have a Blessed day...
    Shug

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  9. How adorable! Don't you just love it when you have a piece that just takes on new life after new life after . . .

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  10. How clever you are! I'll look at bicycle wheels a lot different from now on!

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  11. You are just so clever Carlene. Sure made a cute pumpkin. I have a small one that I wanted to make a clock out of, but may do a pumpkin now and clock later. Love it in your garden and the ice-tray-tingy-mouth is so cute.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  12. Guess I will now enJOY looking @ all round things and think, "Pumpkin."

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  13. You are very clever Carlene!
    And so far along on your Autumn decorating too.
    Are any of the trees changing by you?
    We have some starting too and the heat we had and the lack of rain seems to really have stressed them.
    Cindy

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  14. What a cool versatile piece. I love that you have thought out side the box and used it in so many ways. Keep inspiring!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. I like your bike wheel.....I want one! Your ideas are so creative! Keep rollin' 'em out for us to enjoy! hee hee

    Tammy

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  16. You are crazy talented Carlene! Totally loving that bike wheel pumpkin!!

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