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Think beyond the jack-o'-lantern face when decorating your pumpkin, and transform it into an industrial work of art. Here, different gears and springs are put together to form a clockface.
Editor's Tip: If a piece of your junk pumpkin comes loose, wedge a scrap piece of wood or a toothpick into the pumpkin to hold the embellishment in place.
To create your own junk pumpkins, hunt down a wide variety of, well, junk. Think old washers, springs, tacks, keys, nuts, bolts, and anything that catches your eye. Be cautious about sharp edges and pieces with pointy ends. Use a muffin tin to sort the different types of junk you collect.
Tiny gourds come to life as miniature mice with wire whiskers, an upholstery-tack nose, and nail feet.
Odds and ends destined for the trash bin are rescued, reused, and recycled for these industrious pumpkins. Bits and pieces are engineered to form faces and embellishments for a new take on the classic jack-o'-lantern. This pumpkin sports a drainpipe mouth, caster ears, and two eyes made out of brackets.
Editor's Tip: After creating a junk pumpkin, avoid leaving it out in the sun too long -- the metal pieces will get hot (which could accelerate decomposition).
Most canines found roaming junk yards are not very friendly. But this junk yard dog is harmless and cute. The head is held onto the body by a stake, which is driven into both pumpkins.
Use different pieces of junk to fashion your monogram.
This gang of junk pumpkins is an ensemble of all kinds of looks. Each one of them is crafted from different materials. See the next slides for instructions on how to make each of these junk pumpkins.
This pumpkin sports a wheel-top head and a nozzle nose.
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