A super cute repurposed Jack-o'-Lantern for Halloween made from a galvanized funnel. A quick and easy DIY project for fall!
Last year at the Country Living Fair I saw a cool jack-o'-lantern made out of an oil funnel. OK, I had to actually use good old Mr. Google to figure out what kind of funnel this was, because it's HUGE.
When I went back to the Country Living Fair this year I was a woman on a mission. Come heck or high water, I was going to score a funnel.
But not one that someone had already made into a jack-o'-lantern. Oh no, that would be too easy. I wanted to try my hand at this myself.
And I found one.
I didn't necessarily want to cut the funnel like in my inspiration piece (I have no idea what they used to cut that with), so I decided to use magnets to make the face.
They are the sheet magnets that you can buy at any craft supply store or Amazon.
I just cut out my face freehand (ouch) and slapped it on the funnel and he was ready for his five minutes of fame.
The clock's ticking here, Mr. Funnel Man.
If you want to make your own and don't already have a funnel hanging around the house, you may be able to find one on Amazon or etsy or at your local Habitat Restore.
I put him on my front porch where he can greet visitors with his toothy grin.
There is really no limit to what you can make jack-o'-lanterns out of these days.
Oil funnels, enamelware tubs,
Oh, and there's pumpkins if you want to go old school. I hear they're not magnetic, so you might have to get out a knife to carve a face on them.
Have you made any Jack-o-Lanterns out of odd objects this year?
*BTW, I ran across an etsy shop, The Mustard Seed 205, who makes some amazing jack-o'lanterns from gas cans using the original cutting method! You HAVE to check them out.
A list of all my Halloween projects can be found here - Featured Halloween.
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Pinned! Super cute idea. Now to hunt down a funnel.....
I cannot believe you don't own a funnel, girl! Or is it a Pyrex one 🙂
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
What a great idea! Looks wonderful and doesn't alter the piece! I need to get some of that magnetic stuff...So many things you could do with it! Thanks for sharing!
I'm driving my husband nuts with sticking faces on everything 🙂
chris aka monkey
hahahaha so dang cte xx
Musings from Kim K.
Love, love, love these ideas!!
Thanks! Have Chris pick up a funnel at his next estate sale!
You are proof that you can turn anything into a jack-o-lantern as long as you've got the face! Your porch is simply charming! Love the wreath with the tin w/pumpkins on it!
I guess I do sort of have a theme going on out there with the tin and galvanized stuff. That thing with the pumpkins in it n the wreath is an old colander for the kitchen 🙂
The Summer Kitchen Gilrs
OH....don't we love this idea (and we'll share it for sure!!!)
Thank you! Share away!
So cute! I hope I can find one of those!! LOVE!!
Oh, I hope you can find one there. I've walked past those funnels at estate sales all the time without giving them a second look. What was I thinking!
Husband must lighten up; all your faces are wonderful.
Your Fall decorations look terrific. Love the funnel
Enjoy your weekend
Michele @The Vintage Vixen
So cute!!! I love all your pumpkins!!!
Heather @ new house new home
OMG! I need some craft magnet! So, so cute. I'm thinking of all the ways to use this stuff! Refrigerator jack o lantern?'
But the funnel is the best!
Too stinking cute!!! I love the watering cans!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
Super cute! Such a clever idea using magnets for the features. I'd love it if you linked up this post at our new party--Vintage Charm--which opened yesterday. Hope you have a great week-end 🙂 Adirondack Girl @ Heart
Wow, Such a fun idea using magnets for the features. I can't wait to try this. So I need to get some of that magnetic stuff then. Thank you so much for sharing this, Keep up with good work.
Lots of amazing ideas! Thanks so much for the great post!
Oh my gosh, that funnel pumpkin is just the cutest. I thought you had painted the face on, but to use magnets is just genius and I am inspired to copy your idea. Right now we have loads of mosquitoes and even though by Halloween the majority of them should be gone I just don't want an open tin hiding place for them ( I would put cotton balls in the spout).
I am a Pumpkin lover and I am going to make a few of these happy Pumpkin faces on different tin pails and such that I have around and collect along the way.
What a cool idea.
Thank you so much for sharing this and everything else you share with us. 🙂
You are welcome!