one pumpkin, a number of designs to make


I do know you’ve seen the lovely mason jar lid pumpkins which have been floating across the internet for a number of years now. It’s an effective way so as to add slightly fall to your house decor and it’s excellent for recycling your used canning lids.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

I’ll not solely present you the best way to make a pumpkin from mason jar lids, I’ll share a number of totally different concepts for adorning them as properly. These cute mason jar lid pumpkins are a contact of rustic with a complete lot of fall appeal, plus, they’re very easy to make.

I purchase a ton of mason jars, however not for canning like most individuals. I make a variety of luminaries, and initiatives like these fall mason jars, it’s simply one thing I like to do. There’s one thing concerning the glow of a candle flickering via glass that I simply love! However luminaries aren’t the one factor I’ve comprised of mason jars. I needed one thing fairly for summer season barbecues, so I created these painted mason jars too.

Orange mason jar canning lid pumpkin

RELATED: Should you love pumpkins, you’ll positively wish to do this 3D paper pumpkin undertaking. It’s enjoyable and simple and it’s truly fairly fairly!

*Canning lids and bands might be bought individually from mason jars. Relying on the dimensions (large mouth or common) they’ll value you much less $10 for a field of 12. If you’re accustomed to canning you already know this as a result of a lid can solely be used as soon as when canning meals, however jars and bands can be utilized time and again. We advise utilizing your rusty or dented bands!

White mason jar lid pumpkin with flowers

Methods to make mason jar lid pumpkins:

These step-by-step photographs and directions are right here that will help you visualize the best way to make this undertaking. Please scroll down to easily print out the directions!

First, select the dimensions of your canning bands

There are two totally different sizes: large mouth and common. In my photographs, you will notice each of them getting used. The large mouth bands are bigger, that’s what the white pumpkin is comprised of. The bigger pumpkin measures 8-inches whereas the smaller pumpkins measure slightly below 7-inches.

Subsequent, resolve if you wish to paint them or not

Should you do, be sure you issue in additional time to permit for a few coats on each side in addition to drying time. I used matte finish spray paint on mine, that’s simply my desire. I’ve seen them with gloss end as properly.

Spray painting canning lids to make mason jar lid pumpkins

Tip: Your portray doesn’t must be excellent. When you’re all done assembling your pumpkin, you’ll be able to simply rotate the bands to cover any imperfections!

mason jar lids

Now assemble your mason jar lid pumpkins

Most tutorials will let you know to make use of string or yarn to tie the bands collectively. I discovered it simpler to make use of a pipe cleaner and was capable of get a tighter connection than I used to be with yarn. Be sure that all of the bands are getting into the identical route.

Tying mason jar lid bands together with a pipe cleaner.

Tip: for the smaller pumpkin you may get away with utilizing only one pipe cleaner. You’ll positively want two for the bigger measurement.

Begin by twisting two pipe cleaners collectively to make one lengthy pipe cleaner. Twist and safe it tightly. Run the pipe cleaner via the bands, or thread the bands onto the pipe cleaner… nonetheless, you wish to say it.

Tying mason jar lids together with pipe cleaner

Subsequent twist the 2 ends of the pipe cleaner collectively, getting it as tight as you’ll be able to, becoming a member of all of the bands collectively. Fan them out if wanted, however you’ll be shocked by how your pumpkin will simply naturally kind whenever you place it on the desk!

Add the stem to your pumpkin

Lastly, hot glue two pairs of cinnamon sticks collectively to make the stem. Add some scorching glue to the underside of the cinnamon stick bundle and insert it into the middle of the pumpkin.

Wrapping moss around a cork

Observe – in my photographs you will notice that I additionally used a wine cork wrapped in “moss roll”. I actually don’t keep in mind the place I received it. However I did a search on-line and located one thing comparable here.

Tip: If you wish to add raffia it’s best to tie that across the bundle earlier than gluing it into the pumpkin.

Mason jar lid pumpkin with cinnamon sticks and raffia

Concepts for adorning your mason jar lid pumpkins

I’ve seen a number of totally different designs of those canning lid pumpkins. I’ve listed a few of my favourite designs on the finish of this put up. My #1 favourite makes use of strips of ebook pages to embellish the surface of the pumpkin and I simply love the best way it appears to be like! There are extra concepts under on what you should utilize to personalize yours.

White canning lid pumpkin

Concepts for making the stem:

  • corks
  • cinnamon sticks
  • twigs
  • tree bark
  • rolled paper or scrapbook paper

Concepts for embellishing:

  • twine
  • raffia
  • ribbon
  • jute
  • baker’s twine
  • silk or dried flowers
  • tiny pinecones
  • fake berries
  • moss
  • butterflies or birds

Concepts for adorning the pumpkin:

  • Spray paint
  • duct tape
  • washi tape
  • cloth tape
  • ribbon
  • ebook pages
  • maps
  • sheet music
  • photographs lower into strips
  • polka dots (use the deal with finish of a paintbrush dipped in paint)
  • scrapbook paper
  • newspaper
Orange canning lid pumpkin

Displaying Your Canning Lid Pumpkin

This looks like a no brainer proper? Put it on the desk or shelf and also you’re done. However you may as well purchase a few of these battery operated string lights and put them inside your pumpkin. How lovely would that be? One other thought is to make use of fewer bands in order that there are extra gaps between them when done, then insert some burlap or lace ribbon inside.

Canning lid pumpkin ideas

A few of my favourite jar lid pumpkin variations

I’ve seen a variety of other ways to make and adorn these pumpkins. Listed below are a few of my favorites, what are yours?

  1. vintage farmhouse pumpkin
  2. Rustic with silver and gold bands
  3. Chevron washi tape design
  4. Gingham design with fabric tape

You may also like my simple fabric pumpkins and you should definitely try all of my adult craft ideas here!

canning jar lid pumpkin with cinnamon sticks and raffia

Extra Mason Jar Lid Craft Concepts

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How to make mason jar canning lid pumpkins

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Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Certainly you’ve got seen the mason jar lid pumpkins on the net the previous couple of years. Making a pumpkin out of canning lids is straightforward and there are a number of variations.

Age Group: Grownup Crafts

Challenge Kind: Fall

Writer: Amanda Formaro

Provides

  • 24-25 canning bands
  • 2 pipe cleaners or yarn/string
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Optionally available provides:

  • Spray paint
  • Raffia ribbon, twine or string
  • Silk blooms berries, and many others

Directions

  • If you would like your pumpkin painted, spray paint all of the canning bands , making use of two coats per facet and permitting them to dry 20 minutes between coats.

  • Be sure that all of the bands are getting into the identical route.

  • Twist two pipe cleaners collectively to make one lengthy pipe cleaner. Twist and safe it tightly.

  • Run the pipe cleaner via the bands, join all of your bands along with the pipe cleaner, securing it as tight as you’ll be able to.

  • Fan them out if wanted, however you’ll be shocked by how your pumpkin will simply naturally kind whenever you place it on the desk!

  • Lastly scorching glue two pairs of cinnamon sticks collectively to make the stem. Add some scorching glue to the underside of the cinnamon stick bundle and insert it into the middle of the pumpkin.

Professional Ideas & FAQs

  • If you wish to add raffia it’s best to tie that across the bundle earlier than gluing it into the pumpkin.
  • For the smaller pumpkin you may get away with utilizing only one pipe cleaner. You’ll positively want two for the bigger measurement.

This put up was initially printed on this weblog on Aug 18, 2017.

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