Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again- one of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween décor using salvaged light fixtures.

First, I made Light Cover Ghosts.

And now? A light fixture Jack-o-Lamp!

If you walk into a Habitat ReStore, you will see a huge selection of various light fixtures or light globes- and some of them have a little metal finial on top, like these.

Salvaged light fixture globes at Habitat ReStore for repurposing and upcycling DIY projects by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A fairly common find…

Well, I had found something similar- this darling little gem and couldn’t resist him. He looked old-ish, all squat and cute, and for a few dollars, I just knew I could do SOMETHING with him. Plus, I mean- he had that little “stem” at the top…

Salvaged light fixture globe from Habitat ReStore for repurposing and upcycling DIY projects by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

What a cutie!

He reminded me of Cinderella’s carriage…which, of course, was transformed from a pumpkin. And whoosh, just like that, I knew what this lil’ light fixture’s fate would be. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First, I unscrewed his base and cleaned him up a bit. Not perfectly clean, but he’s not exactly a spring chicken either.

Cleaning vintage light fixture to repurpose and upcycle it into DIY jack-o-lantern for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just a little clean-up before DIYing!

Then I sketched out a jack-o-lantern face to trace on the frosted glass.

Tracing a jack-o-lantern pumpkin face on salvaged light fixture for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let the transformation begin…

Using black acrylic craft paint, I outlined and filled in his eyes, nose, and mouth.

Painting a jack-o-lantern pumpkin face on salvaged light fixture for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just perfect (with a touch of painting imperfection)!

I used a battery-operated light and set it on the lamp base.

Adding an LED light inside salvaged light fixture jack-o-lantern pumpkin by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

An excellent fit…

Repurposed vintage light fixture globe into upcycled DIY jack-o-lantern pumpkin for Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com


I turned on the tea light, screwed the base back on, and flipped off the switch. Boo! I think he turned out pretty cute, wouldn’t you say?

Repurposed vintage light fixture globe into upcycled DIY jack-o-lantern pumpkin for Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And lit! Just as cute as can be.

Isn’t that the sweetest jack-o-lantern ever? Unlike the real thing, this one won’t rot under the southern October sun (a real problem for those of us in the South!). Also, if you find a plain or clear light globe- have no fear! Spray it down with frosted spray paint to give it that opaque glow, and simply glue a swag hook to the top for your “stem”! When turned upside-down, swag hooks are seriously PERFECT little gourd stems…

Vintage light fixture repurposed into DIY jack-o-lantern pumpkin for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And if you’re looking for more Repurposed/Upcycled Halloween project ideas, check out my full collection here! From other light fixtures to embroidery hoops to straw tote bags and more, I’ve got you covered for a fun DIY Halloween.

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  1. too cute! It does remind me of Cinderella’s carriage and looks awesome as a jack o lantern! I haven’t been to the restore in a bit, I need to get down there before you snap up all the good stuff! lol

  2. This is so perfect! You have the crisp white during the day and the classic orange at night!

    Found you at the Fall into the Holidays link-up.

    Beth at LWC Wonderland

  3. This is just too cute and clever! I love the Habitat ReStore and their prices are the best around. Thanks for sharing at VIP!!

  4. I loved your light cover ghosts! And Jack-o-Lamp is even cuter. And look at Mr.Cottonballs-ready to give out candy 😉
    Inviting you to share Jack-o-Lamp with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:


  5. This is so awesome! Love it!!

  6. Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This jack-O-lamp looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!

  7. Fabulous! I’ve seen these globes turned into pumpkins but never thought about turning them into a Jack O’Lantern….or a Jack O’ Lamp as you called it 🙂 Very creative!

  8. This is such a cute idea!
    Thanks for linking up with me!
    Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife

  9. I love your creative Jack O Lantern. Thanks so much for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope you’ll bring more projects next Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

  10. What a fabulous idea! Visiting from Project Inspired{d}
    Jenny @ renovardesign.com

  11. Super cute! You had a great idea! Just pinned!

  12. What a brilliant idea! I love it! I would love for to link this up to the Outside The Box party happening right now on my blog. My readers would love this!!

  13. Such a cute idea! I totally never would have thought of this!

  14. Congratulations on being our chosen feature on #PureblogLove. I hope to see you tonight!!

  15. Such a cute and affordable idea!!! I wonder if I decoupaged orange tissue paper on the lamp, if the light would be strong enough. Hmm, maybe I will have to try it! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  16. Habitat Re-store…..I need to start shopping there! Your project turned out so great! Thanks for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!

  17. I just love this and if I ever find a lamp like that I will have to make one!

  18. distresseddonna says:

    Cinderella called and wants her carriage back. I will not look at light fixtures in the same way again. Thank for sharing at Make It Monday.

  19. OH my gosh! I LOOOOOOVE this idea! SO CUTE!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  20. That’s a brilliant idea! I love the look at night. Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW

  21. As usual, I am blown away by your eye for finding these unique pieces and transforming them. I love the jack o lantern look. You’re right it does look like Cinderella’s carriage! I checked this out from the Creative Spark Link party!

  22. You did it again! Love this very clever idea, and I love the Habitat ReStore too. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  23. Jann Olson says:

    He is cute and the trick or treaters will love it for sure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  24. This is adorable! I love it, haven’t seen a light quite like that, makes a great Jack-o-lantern. And it does remind me of Cinderella.

  25. You are always turning trash into treasures. Love this jack o lantern. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm. If you don’t mind telling me – what WordPress plug in do you use to respond to comments left on your posts. I would like to try it out. Hope to see you back at Vintage Charm this Thursday at 8:00am EST.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon! I don’t use a plug in for responses- do you mean the plug in I use to alert you that I’ve responded? That one is called Comment Reply by Admins Notifier.

  26. Oh miss Sarah, you always have the cleverest projects!!! Thanks for always sharing your great ideas at Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky Party!

  27. thejohnsonplusdog says:

    I love finding treasures at ReStore!! This is just a fun project. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you again this weekend!

  28. Sarah, he’s perfect! I want one now! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Mimi xxx

  29. Oh he’s adorable! This globe is prefect for a jack-o-lantern. Has the the shape, and finial on top for the stem. Perfect! I am going to have to keep and eye out for one like this. My grandkids would love it. They still have their mummy lanterns that I made for them a few years ago. Thanjs for sharing!


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