Junk Drawer Pumpkins

This project is great for little ones – there's no carving involved. A small pumpkin is given a face with the addition of a few screws, a button, slices of cork, rubber bands and plastic bread bag clips.

Search the back of your kitchen drawer and dig through your toolbox to find little odds and ends for this project.

Screws and pins hold things in place.

Bottle caps are held in place with nails (and help from an adult) for eye-popping fun.

To make this mouth, we stuck pins in place to create the shape we wanted, then wrapped the outline with black yarn.


  1. rae  October 15, 2010

    very clever and cute! it must be way too fun at your house!!! i want to come. 😉

  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 15, 2010

    oh my gosh! I love this idea. I think everyone has a junk drawer. My kids would have so much fun with the creativity of this….me too! You always have the greatest ideas!

  3. Jen Gunnerson  October 22, 2010

    Thank you SO much for letting me share this, I just love it and know my readers will too! Here is the link if you want to check it out 🙂
    Thanks again!
    Jen Gunnerson

    • camilla  October 22, 2010

      Thank You! Let’s do more together! C

  4. Shermom  October 18, 2011

    Thanks for this amazing, thrifty idea. I had so much fun doing this project with my son and I cleaned out our junk drawer in the process 🙂

    • camilla  October 18, 2011

      Thanks for letting me know!

  5. loutreone  April 26, 2013

    Extra ! je le ferai pour Halloween. Merci