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Filigree Punched Ceramic Pumpkin Knockoff

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This beautiful filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff is the perfect fall decor.

Upcycle inexpensive glass pumpkins into high end decorations.

This beautiful filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff is the perfect fall decor. Upcycle inexpensive glass pumpkins into high end decorations. Housefulofhandmade.com

When you are decorating on a budget, upcycling inexpensive items can be a lifesaver. Turn a cheap glass pumpkin dish into a high end inspired filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff.

This easy craft is so fun, you’ll want to turn all your pumpkins into high end pumpkins this fall.

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Turn a boring glass pumpkin into a beautiful filigree punched ceramic pumpkin for a high end look! Housefulofhandmade.com

It’s time for the first Silhouette Creator’s Challenge of the fall so you know what that means? PUMPKINS!

What better way to welcome in the cooler weather than with fun pumpkin themed crafts made using the Silhouette Cameo.

Even before it was time for the challenge, I knew I wanted to turn this cheap glass pumpkin dish into a faux ceramic pumpkin. Then when I was ogling over the beautiful fall decor at Pottery Barn, I saw their filigree punched ceramic pumpkins and fell in love. But not with the $100+ price tag.

See how to upcycle this cheap glass pumpkin to a Pottery Barn inspired piece for fall. Housefulofhandmade.com

Luckily for me, I knew I could recreate the high end look with my Silhouette Cameo. Being able to custom cut the vinyl into any design I want is my favorite thing about this amazing machine.

So I set to designing a filigree design for my own pumpkin.

I love this beautiful knockoff design! See how easy it was to make this filigree punched ceramic pumpkin. Housefulofhandmade.com

The filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff turned out better that I could have hoped! Even though the pumpkin doesn’t actually have punched holes in it, the vinyl helps create a beautiful punched effect on the glass.

And now you can use your pumpkin as a candle holder, or to hold potpourri, or even your favorite fall treats.

This glass pumpkin looks so much better with a simple makeover using the Silhouette Cameo. Love this filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff. Housefulofhandmade.com

I used my new filigree punched ceramic pumpkin to create a perfect fall vignette on my coffee table. Complete with apple cinnamon spiced potpourri with neutrals and blues, it is the perfect addition to our rustic upcycled fall mantel.

Create the perfect vignette for fall with this easy filigree punched ceramic pumpkin craft. Housefulofhandmade.com

How to Make a Punched Pumpkin Decor

Supplies:

Start by cleaning the outside of the glass pumpkin to remove any oils and residue. I like to do this with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol will evaporate and leave no residue on the glass.

See how to upcycle this cheap glass pumpkin to a Pottery Barn inspired piece for fall. Housefulofhandmade.com

Resize the filigree design to match your pumpkins or design your own in Silhouette Studio. Since my pumpkin had 10 bumps around the perimeter, I designed it to have 5 filigree design sections, each one fitting over 2 bumps. Cut the design out with vinyl. 

Remove the center part of the filigree design.

Use your Silhouette Cameo to create a beautiful filigree punched pumpkin out of a cheap glass pumpkin. Housefulofhandmade.com

Cut apart the filigree sections. Using transfer tape, To remove the vinyl from the backing.

This simple fall project is made with the Silhouette Cameo. Create a filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff from a boring glass pumpkin. Housefulofhandmade.com

Transfer the vinyl filigree design to the cleaned glass pumpkin. Don’t stress about keeping the transfer tape smooth over the curved surface of the pumpkin because it will be impossible. Just focus on keeping the vinyl pieces smooth against the surface.

You'll never guess how amazing this pumpkin turns out. Housefulofhandmade.com

Remove the transfer tape. Finish up with the remaining filigree sections. Then cover the entire pumpkin with a few even coats of the chalky finish spray paint.

I love the chalky finish because it has no sheen to it and makes the glass look just like ceramic.

This beautiful fall pumpkin upcycle is perfect for fall. An easy Silhouette craft from Housefulofhandmade.com

Let the paint dry to the touch, but do not wait too long or the paint will peel off when you peel off the vinyl pieces. Carefully peel away all the pieces. I find it is easiest to do with a pin. Stab the center of the vinyl piece with the pin and pull it away from the glass.

See how vinyl transformed this boring glass pumpkin. I love this filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff! Housefulofhandmade.com

To give the lid a finished look, paint the stem with a metallic acrylic paint. It took 2-3 coats to get complete coverage.

I love this filigree punched ceramic pumpkin upcycle! Easily turn a glass pumpkin into a high end decor piece. Housefulofhandmade.com

Then all that is left is to decide where you are going to display your new high end pumpkins! I knew exactly where I wanted to put mine.

I needed a new vignette for my coffee table for fall and it seemed like the perfect place for it. Boy was I right!

This beautiful filigree punched ceramic pumpkin is the perfect centerpiece for a rustic fall vignette. Housefulofhandmade.com
Celebrate fall with pumpkin everything! See how to make this filigree punched ceramic pumpkin knockoff and more with this month's Silhouette Creator's Challenge. Housefulofhandmade.com

For more fall decor, make sure to check out the rest of my DIY holiday decor.

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