Door Knob Pumpkin Patch

posted on September 30, 2014 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Thanksgiving  |  34 Comments

We are so thrilled to do a little re-share of a fabulous post from our friend Stephanie Lynn from Under The Table and Dreaming this week! She is one creative gal and we are so inspired by her! If you haven’t seen these adorable door knob creations, you are in for a treat!

Hello there! I’m Stephanie Lynn from

Under The Table and Dreaming.

I am beyond thrilled and so excited to be visiting How Does She? today!

Thank you so much girls for inviting me!

I simply adore each and every How Does She? girl and all the fabulous projects they inspire us with. When they asked me to guest post I knew I had to come up with something special just for their site. As always, I love simple and easy projects {plus re-purposing items you already have is an added bonus}!

Door Knob Pumpkins

Welcome to the Door Knob Pumpkin Patch

Materials Needed:

Re-purposed Door Knobs and/or Cabinet Knobs

Primer Spray Paint

Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium

Orange, Green and Brown Acrylic Paints

Floral Wire

Door Knob Pumpkins

I have been slowly collecting the brassy door and cabinet knobs from our home as we slowly remodel each room since our move. {break out the sunglasses; these are bright and shiny} If you are unable to find older knobs, these can simply be purchased new at most hardware stores.

Door Knob Pumpkins

The actual door knobs do need to be cut so you’ll have to break out the power tools. I used a sawzall reciprocating saw to cut through the thick metal then sanded the rough edges with a belt sander. If you are not into the power tools you can opt for the smaller cabinet knobs which need no preparation. Cabinet knobs can also be picked up in most hardware stores and run anywhere between 50 cents to a dollar for the plain and simple ones.

Door Knob Pumpkins

Give each knob a coat of primer spray paint. {this will help the acrylic paints adhere to the finish}

Door Knob Pumpkins

I wanted to add a little texture to the pumpkins so I used a coat of Americana Weathered Wood Medium. {this is optional} The medium is a clear coat that is painted right over the spray paint; let dry completely.

Door Knob Pumpkins

Paint the bottom of the knobs with a top coat of orange acrylic paint; As the paint dries it will slowly crackle around the medium.

Door Knob Pumpkins

Next, paint the ‘stems’ of each knob; I used a combination of green and brown acrylics.

Door Knob Pumpkins

To finish off your pumpkins, cut a piece of floral wire and wrap each end around a skewer to create a curly ‘tendril’.

Door Knob Pumpkins

Wrap the wire around the stem of each pumpkin for instant cuteness.

Door Knob Pumpkins

I used thicker rusty floral wire for the larger pumpkins.

Door Knob Pumpkins

Happy Early Fall!

Thank you so much for letting me share this project with you all!

{and special thanks to the How Does She? Girls ~ love them}

If you would like to see what else I’ve been up to,

you can find me over at Under the Table and Dreaming.

{Recycled Cereal Box Sunburst Mirror ~ Click Here}

I love to turn recycled materials into inexpensive home decor,…

{Toy Story PEZ Wall Art ~ Click Here}

…a little bit of fun and whimsy,….

{Recycled Sweater Vases ~ Click Here}

…and the adventures of turning our house into our home!

I hope you’ll stop by and say ‘Hi’. Enjoy!


    1. September 10th, 2010 at 9:12 am
      Danielle says:
      Those are adorable! Way to go Stephanie!
    2. September 10th, 2010 at 9:25 am
      Yolanda Crisostomo says:
      It never ceases to amaze me how people can come up with these kinds of creative ideas! And this is so perfect for fall decor. Thanks for sharing this!
      .-= Yolanda Crisostomo´s last blog ..Argentium Silver to Wire Wrap Sea Glass Jewelry =-.
    3. September 10th, 2010 at 9:55 am
      Jesslyn says:
      VERY creative! And so cute!!
      .-= Jesslyn´s last blog ..Thats A New Feature- Dahling! =-.
    4. September 10th, 2010 at 11:00 am
      Cassie says:
      What a great project!!!
      I didn't even see the doorknob at first!
      I had to scroll through the whole tutorial!
      .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Happy Birthday! =-.
    5. September 10th, 2010 at 11:19 am
      Beans and Buttons says:
      I ADORE these!! What a great repurpose!!
    6. September 10th, 2010 at 11:31 am
      Kim says:
      how clever! I might have to steal back the doorknobs in the bin to go to ReStore!

      hugs! Kim @
      party inspiration
    7. September 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am
      gnee says:
      These are way cute! I'm so glad I saved some old knobs...thanks Stephanie.
      .-= gnee´s last blog ..Five On Friday! =-.
    8. September 10th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
      Jen says:
      WoW can I just say, Stephanie is AWESOME, I never met a project of hers I didn't like!... Now I need some door knobs!
      .-= Jen´s last blog ..Mellow Yellow =-.
    9. September 10th, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      Dawn Chandler says:
      Too too cute! Love the crackle finish!
    10. September 10th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
      Chasity says:
      Oh my goodness! These are soooooo cute! I love it!!! And I'm so gonna do it! Thank you! You're such a smarty!
    11. September 10th, 2010 at 7:31 pm
      Madigan at madiganmade says:
      How clever. Soooo darn cute!
    12. September 10th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
      Tiffiny Felix says:
      Gracious these are adorable! I'm going to make some to add to my pumpkin collection :)
      .-= Tiffiny Felix´s last blog ..National Waffle Week- Bacon Waffles =-.
    13. September 11th, 2010 at 9:03 pm
      somedaycrafts says:
      Stephanie Lynn is so creative! I NEVER would have thought to make door knobs and pulls into pumpkins! Super cool idea!
      .-= somedaycrafts´s last blog ..Lollipop Ghost Wreath =-.
    14. September 12th, 2010 at 12:09 am
      somedaycrafts says:
      I am featuring this at
      .-= somedaycrafts´s last blog ..Lollipop Ghost Wreath =-.
    15. September 12th, 2010 at 11:58 am
      Rachel says:
      Oh my gosh that is so creative! Thanks for he great idea, I'll be linking.
    16. September 12th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
      Sheri O. says:
      Loved seeing how you did this! What a great upcycle idea!
    17. September 12th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
      Megan Berry says:
      Those are genius, just genius! Way to think outside the box (or knob, in this case) Stephanie!
      .-= Megan Berry´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY! Its Another Sheep! =-.
    18. September 12th, 2010 at 6:09 pm
      Amanda says:
      Love this, genius! I've featured it on Craft Gossip :)
    19. September 14th, 2010 at 12:13 pm
      Maureen D. says:
      Oh my gosh, that is so simple and amazing! I am definitely going to try this one!!
    20. September 14th, 2010 at 12:34 pm
      Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:
      Those are the coolest things I have seen this week!
    21. September 14th, 2010 at 11:09 pm
      kristenduke says:
      so very creative!
      .-= kristenduke´s last blog ..Just Kidding–I found one more set of images from my trip =-.
    22. September 15th, 2010 at 6:01 am
      Jennifer says:
      How cute and creative!!! I too didn't see the doorknobs in the first picture; I had to scroll through the project!! Great job!!
    23. September 16th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      Kara says:
      Wow! Those are the cutest things ever! So creative! (I found you thru oneprettything)
    24. September 22nd, 2010 at 12:56 am
      Alison says:
      These are SO adorable! I featured them on my blog today:

      Thanks for the inspiration!
      .-= Alison´s last blog ..Pumpkin Patch at Oopsey Daisy! =-.
      • September 22nd, 2010 at 8:36 am
        Alison says:
        Sweet! Thank you...I'm off to check it out!
    25. October 6th, 2010 at 2:15 am
      Carolina Moore {Expect Moore} says:
      Such a fun and original idea! I totally love it! Great for the old doorknobs I have lying around from changing the locks. And I love that you get a fun antique look!

      I linked to you over at Pumpkin Week:
    26. October 13th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
      Amanda James says:
      Such a great idea! I can't wait to try it with my kids!
    27. October 18th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
      eljahb says:
      LOve this tutorial!! I shared it with my fans on my Etsy shop, Eljah*B, fan page. Thank you for providing so many wonderful ideas for all of us!
      I always welcome more fans, so please stop by:)

    28. November 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm
      Bonnie Christy says:
      What a great use of door knobs that I might other wise throw away. I will be on the lookout for them at yard sales now....:)
    29. September 14th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
      Patricia says:
      I loved this post. I was super happy to see that you used regular cast off door knobs and not vintage!

      cute project...
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