Dollar Store Craft: Pumpkin Wall Light

Who else is in the mood for some Halloween crafting?! The Fall and Halloween decor is popping up everywhere and I’m so super excited!!! After I got ahold of myself and stopped buying Halloween decorations, I decided to stop at the Dollar Tree to look for some new materials to work with. I saw this simple wall light and thought that blank round dome could be easily be converted into a snowman or a pumpkin face! Actually, a snowman face would be super easy since it’s already white to begin with. I shall file that idea away and make some snowmen in a few months. My first attempt was the pumpkin face!

If you don’t know which wall light I am talking about, it’s this one. The batteries are not included so make sure to have 4 AA’s handy.

First, draw your face outline on the light with a pencil.

I decided to use chalky acrylic paint because I thought it would give the best coverage. I am sure regular acrylics would work just fine.

Fill in your face…

And then paint the outer rim. Once they are both dry, fill in the eyes nose and mouth with a black paint pen, or black acrylic paint.

I decided to jazz him up a bit with some light green dashes around the outside rim.

Then I mixed the orange with a touch of white to make a lighter orange, and made some stripes down his face. Here he is!

After completely dried, I sprayed him down with a coat of clear poly as a sealer. Then I hung him up and hit the lights! Lit up you can see some of the paint strokes, but he’s still pretty cute. This would make a great night light or cute decoration outside at night!

Also, I wanted to say thank you all for your kind comments on my last post after being away for a while. It’s so nice to hear that you enjoy the posts and maybe find a little inspiration here. It’s been really fun working on some new projects and I hope to hang on to this motivation and run with it!

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. StephTheBookworm
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 21:34:44

    That is sooo cute!

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  2. Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 21:37:30

    Thanks Steph! I love how he came out! 🙂

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  3. Reba Corder
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 21:58:16

    That is too cute. We all have life to deal with. I’m just so glad you’re back.

    Reply

  4. Jodi Jamieson
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:59:27

    This is so creative!
    Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with all of us! You are very talented !

    Reply

  5. Barbara
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 07:35:57

    Very clever!

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  6. connie
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:08:04

    I love this pumpkin light! I wish I had your ‘eye’ for thinking outside the box, and coming up with all these clever ideas for otherwise ordinary objects!

    Reply

  7. Nancy
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 11:12:26

    So glad your back. I love all your ideas and missed seeing and making them.

    Reply

  8. teresa
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:41:00

    So cute!

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  9. Clinton
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 15:21:06

    Great idea. Will do this with my boys. Thanx for sharing!

    Reply

  10. Lisa Wells
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:16:20

    I like this idea and I’m going to do it! In case you’re interested I made pumpkins from pears that you can find at discount stores! So many possibilities! Pears will be snowmen too! So glad that you’re back!
    Look me up on FB because I don’t know how to share a photo to you here.
    Painted Treasures by Lisa

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    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:12:52

      Lisa, your work is AMAZING! You are such a talented painter. You’re giving me all kinds of ideas and inspiration!!! Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see the magic you do with these lights! Happy Fall crafting 🙂 ~maggie

      Reply

  11. Linda Norris
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 12:55:35

    Welcome back! We missed you! The pumpkin light is so cute! – Linda

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  12. rose hendershot
    Aug 29, 2017 @ 02:29:30

    yay!! I am so glad you are back!! I have been checking on and off and here you are with yet another cute craft!! Thank you!!

    Reply

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