I love fall crafts, and especially love the ones that I don’t have to buy anything for! I have oodles of mason jars around here that I use for all sorts of stuff, and some don’t require lids, so that means I am left with a whole bunch of extra mason jar lids hanging around with no jars. I’ve been saving them forever and this year I have decided to finally make something out of them, so this super easy mason jar lid pumpkin was born!
Now while I cannot take credit for creating the first one of these, I’ve seen them all over the place and made all sorts of ways, but here is my version on how to make it. It’s super easy and literally took less than 10 minutes to make- start to finish.
What you’ll need:
mason jar lid rings (I used 13)
baking twine or yarn
cinnamon sticks (I used 3)
The first thing you’ll do is clean your lids. I left mine plain because I liked the metal look, but you could spray paint them orange if you wanted- or any color really.
Next take the lids and thread them through your twine making sure they are all facing the same way and then tie them very tightly.
Next, you’ll want to spread them around fanning them so they shape up like a pumpkin, it helped me to stick the cinnamon sticks in as I went to they didn’t wiggle so much.
Cut two leaves our of burlap, I just free cut these so they can be as big or small as you want.
Once the lids look how you want, stick some hot glue down in the center by the cinnamon sticks to help hold it in place more, and use the burlap to cover the glue. I also put some glue in the bottom of the cinnamon sticks too where they touch the lids, just so it was steadier.
Now you’re done. Literally that’s all- it took me less than 10 minutes to make and I absolutely love how it looks. I think it has a real rustic feel to it and it looks so pretty by my other fall decorations!
If you don’t have extra lids hanging around like I did, then you can buy some at Walmart or any place they sell canning materials.