Do you like thrift stores? I found this cute glass container and it reminded me of a pumpkin. Here’s an idea on how to upcycle thrift store finds.
Here’s the original glass jar that I found at the thrift store.
Don’t you think it looks like a pumpkin?
I added the batteries and placed the strand of lights into the glass jar.
I had a drawer knob laying around, so I poked it through the cork lid that came with it.
You can find drawer knobs at a number of stores like:
Here is is all lit up at night.
I left it like this for a while and decided I wanted to try something else to upcycle this thrift store find.
I cleaned the glass jar inside by washing it and then wiping it with rubbing alcohol so that the paint would stick.
I used Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint and I painted the inside of the pumpkin.
I painted one light coat, let it dry, then sprayed another light coat, and repeated these steps until I got the look I wanted.
Once it was dry I added a battery operated LED light with a timer to the inside.
You could use a battery operated strand of lights as well.
I added the lid back on and it was ready to go!
Because I painted the inside, I could place this outside on a covered porch.
Water might be able to get inside due to the cork and around it.
I would recommend sealing the cork and create a sealing around the lid.
Here’s a picture of it at night and I love the glow.
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