Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

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 decor with vintage light fixtures. And this time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin and jack-o-lantern light.

If you walk into a Habitat ReStore, you will see a sizable collection of vintage light fixture or glass light globes. And for this project, the kind with the little metal finial on top is key.

Vintage light fixture with finial to be upcycled into a pumpkin lantern for Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods

This darling little gem was perfect for my upcycling idea. He reminded me of Cinderella’s carriage…which, of course, was transformed from a pumpkin. And whoosh, just like that, I knew what this vintage light fixture’s fate would be.

Making the light up pumpkins and Halloween lantern with a vintage light fixture by Sadie Seasongoods

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Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Light Up Pumpkin

First, I unscrewed his base and cleaned him up a bit. Had there been wires and/or insulation in the socket, I would have removed that, as well.

Upcycling a vintage light fixture into a pumpkin lantern or jack o lantern light by Sadie Seasongoods

Next, I needed to sketch out a jack-o-lantern face. But I didn’t want to freehand draw directly on the glass. So, I grabbed some scrap paper and a pencil.

Drawing a jack o lantern face to put on the light up pumpkins by Sadie Seasongoods

Truth be told, sketching out a Halloween jack-o-lantern guarantees NOTHING because drawing is not something I’m skilled at. But I did my best, first tracing around the width of the glass light globe. Then I filled in the circle with a traditional jack-o-lantern grin.

Jack o lantern face to trace on vintage light fixture for the light up pumpkins by Sadie Seasongoods

Once I had my template sketched out, I simply cut out the pieces and arranged them on the light up pumpkin. Next, I taped them in place and traced around them in pencil.

Tracing a jack o lantern face on a salvaged light fixture to become a light up pumpkin by Sadie Seasongoods

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

Painting a jack o lantern face on a light up pumpkin or Halloween lantern by Sadie Seasongoods

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and Light Up Pumpkin

And just like that, my light up pumpkin or jack-o-lantern light was nearly done!

Jack o lantern light and halloween lantern with a vintage light fixture from Habitat ReStore by Sadie Seasongoods

Now I just needed to work on the actual “light up” or “lantern” part of my Halloween jack-o-lantern. And that would come in the form of an LED battery operated candle that I placed on base.

LED candle to use in the light up pumpkins and halloween jack o lantern by Sadie Seasongoods

This is how the light up pumpkin / pumpkin lantern looked BEFORE I turned on the LED candle…

Light up pumpkin and Halloween jack o lantern by upcycling a vintage light fixture by Sadie Seasongoods

And THIS  is what the jack-o-lantern light looked like when I turned on the candle and flicked off the lights. HOW FABULOUS IS THAT? And so easy to make…

Halloween lantern or pumpkin lantern or jack o lantern light by Sadie Seasongoods

Unlike the real thing, this Halloween jack-o-lantern / light up pumpkin won’t rot under the October sun (a real problem for those of us in the South!). And talk about a no-mess jack-o-lantern, too. It really doesn’t get any easier than this.

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

And, 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 drawer knob to the top for your “stem”! You’ll get the same effect as this light up pumpkin / Halloween lantern, I swear!

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea for a light up pumpkin, then you’ll LOVE this Halloween moon made from a similar light fixture!

Halloween moon by upcycling a vintage light fixture into a light up moon with Halloween witch by Sadie Seasongoods

And for another no-mess, no-rot jack-o-lantern idea, this upcycling idea for a straw tote is PERFECT for your porch!

Halloween flowers in a straw tote from the thrift store as Halloween porch decorations by Sadie Seasongoods

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  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:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    [email protected]

  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!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

  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
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  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!!
    http://www.bddesignblog.com/2014/10/outside-box-link-party-7.html

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

  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.

  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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