I do know you’ve seen the lovely mason jar lid pumpkins which were floating across the net for several years now. It’s a good way to add a little bit fall to your own home decor and it’s good for recycling your used canning lids.
I’ll not solely present you how to make a pumpkin from mason jar lids, I’ll share several completely different concepts for adorning them as properly.
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins
I purchase a ton of mason jars, however not for canning like most individuals. I make quite a lot of luminaries, and tasks like these fall mason jars, it’s simply one thing I really like to do. There’s one thing concerning the glow of a candle flickering via glass that I simply love!
But luminaries aren’t the one factor I’ve constructed from mason jars. I wished one thing fairly for summer season barbecues, so I created these painted mason jars too.
TIP: If you desire to purchase these, there are several people on Etsy which can be making and promoting them!
RELATED: If you’re keen on pumpkins, you’ll undoubtedly need to do that 3D paper pumpkin mission. It’s enjoyable and straightforward and it’s really fairly fairly!
*Canning lids and bands may be bought individually from mason jars. Depending on the dimensions (huge mouth or common) they are going to value you much less $10 for a field of 12. If you might be aware of canning you already know this as a result of a lid can solely be used as soon as when canning meals, however jars can be utilized time and again.
How to make mason jar lid pumpkins:
These step-by-step images and directions are right here to assist you to visualize how to make this mission. Please scroll down to merely print out the directions!
First, select the dimensions of your canning bands
There are two completely different sizes: huge mouth and common. In my images, you will note each of them getting used. The huge mouth bands are bigger, that’s what the white pumpkin is constructed from. The bigger pumpkin measures 8-inches whereas the smaller pumpkins measure a little bit underneath 7-inches.
Next, determine if you would like to paint them or not
If you do, make positive you issue in additional time to enable 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.
Tip: Your portray doesn’t have to be good. When you might be all executed assembling your pumpkin, you may simply rotate the bands to conceal any imperfections!
Now assemble your mason jar lid pumpkins
Most tutorials will inform you to use string or yarn to tie the bands collectively. I discovered it simpler to use a pipe cleaner and was ready to get a tighter connection than I used to be with yarn. Make positive all of the bands are entering into the identical course.
Tip: for the smaller pumpkin you will get away with utilizing simply one pipe cleaner. You will certainly want two for the bigger dimension.
Start 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 need to say it.
Next twist the 2 ends of the pipe cleaner collectively, getting it as tight as you may, becoming a member of all of the bands collectively. Fan them out if wanted, however you’ll be stunned by how your pumpkin will simply naturally kind while you place it on the desk!
Add the stem to your pumpkin
Note – in my images you will note that I additionally used a wine cork wrapped in “moss roll”. I truthfully don’t bear in mind the place I bought it. But I did a search on-line and found it here.
Tip: If you need to add raffia it’s best to tie that across the bundle earlier than gluing it into the pumpkin.
Ideas for adorning your mason jar lid pumpkins
I’ve seen a number of completely different designs of those canning lid pumpkins. I’ve listed a few of my favourite designs on the finish of this publish. My #1 favourite makes use of strips of guide pages to embellish the skin of the pumpkin and I simply love the best way it seems! There are extra concepts under on what you need to use to personalize yours.
Ideas for making the stem:
- cinnamon sticks
- tree bark
- rolled paper or scrapbook paper
Ideas for embellishing:
- baker’s twine
- silk or dried flowers
- tiny pinecones
- fake berries
- butterflies or birds
Ideas for adorning the pumpkin:
- Spray paint
- duct tape
- washi tape
- cloth tape
- guide pages
- sheet music
- images lower into strips
- polka dots (use the deal with finish of a paintbrush dipped in paint)
- scrapbook paper
Displaying Your Canning Lid Pumpkin
This looks as if a no brainer proper? Put it on the desk or shelf and also you’re executed. But you may also purchase a few of these battery operated string lights and put them inside your pumpkin. How lovely would that be? Another thought is to use fewer bands in order that there are extra gaps between them when executed, then inserting some burlap or lace ribbon inside.
Some of my favourite jar lid pumpkin variations
I’ve seen quite a lot of other ways to make and embellish these pumpkins. Here are a few of my favorites, what are yours?
- vintage farmhouse pumpkin
- Rustic with silver and gold bands
- Chevron washi tape design
- Gingham design with fabric tape
You may also like my straightforward cloth pumpkins and ensure to try all of my grownup craft concepts right here!
More Mason Jar Lid Craft Ideas
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Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins
Surely you’ve got seen the mason jar lid pumpkins on the internet the previous few years. Making a pumpkin out of canning lids is simple and there are several variations.
- 24-25 canning bands
- 2 pipe cleaners or yarn/string
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- Spray paint
- Raffia ribbon, twine or string
- Silk flowers berries, and so on
If you need 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.
Make positive all of the bands are entering into the identical course.
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 may.
Fan them out if wanted, however you will be stunned by how your pumpkin will simply naturally kind while you place it on the desk!
Finally sizzling glue two pairs of cinnamon sticks collectively to make the stem. Add some sizzling glue to the underside of the cinnamon stick bundle and insert it into the middle of the pumpkin.
Expert Tips & FAQs
- If you need to add raffia it is best to tie that across the bundle earlier than gluing it into the pumpkin.
- For the smaller pumpkin you will get away with utilizing simply one pipe cleaner. You will certainly want two for the bigger dimension.
This publish was initially revealed on this weblog on Aug 18, 2017.