DIY Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

Posted on Nov 27 2014 - 5:21am by Sahily Perez

I’m always looking for ways to decorate my home for the season and it’s hard to think of harvest without pumpkins. I wanted to add a few pumpkins to my living room décor for my upcoming Thanksgiving celebration at my house. I had a ton of Mason Jar lids left over from my recent DIY Glittery Mason jar project (you can check out the tutorial here), so I decided to create a Mason jar pumpkin.

The Mason jar lip pumpkin can spruce up the décor in your house, or can be used to decorate your table spread on Thanksgiving. It’s also very easy to create and may be a great project for the kids to do on Thanksgiving Day (with some adult supervision of course) to keep them busy while you prepare for festivities.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Twine
  • Branch
  • Mason jar lids (I used 17)
  • Floral Accent with Burlap Petals (purchased at Michael’s)

Steps:

Step One: Cut a 12-inch piece of twine and loop all 17 Mason jar lids on the twine. Make sure all of the lids are facing the same direction, so they have a uniform look.

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Step Two: Create a circular share with the lids and tie a firm knot in the twine.

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Step Three: Gently shape the lids to form a circular pumpkin shape

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Step Four: Place hot glue on the base of your branch and place it in the hole at the top of your pumpkin.

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Step Five: Using the decorative floral accents cut off a few of the flower petals. Use a few different sizes for a better design aesthetic.
Note: If you don’t have access to the floral accent piece, you may cut petal shapes out of burlap.

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Step Six: Glue the petals on the branch (stem of the pumpkin) and allow them to dry.For an added decorative touch, you may tie a bow around the stem using the twine.

Optional Steps: Prior to starting the project, you may spray paint your Mason jar lids in your desired color choice(s). I chose to keep them silver to coordinate with the industrial design elements in my living room.

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This is a guest post from Sahily Perez, the founder of PrettyInPigment.com, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. Sahily is a South Florida blogger covering the latest trends in fashion, sharing her professional beauty tips and recommendations, and most recently she has started to share her chic home décor ideas.

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Sahily Perez is a professional makeup artist and blogger from from South Florida. She lives a fashion-focused lifestyle and enjoys blogging about the latest style trends, beauty tips & tricks, and most recently she has also started to write about home décor. When she is not busy typing away, she enjoys taking photos, baking cupcakes, painting and playing her furbabies. To learn more, make sure to check out her blog – Pretty in Pigment!

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kaye Newman November 27, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    I love this idea. These are so cute and look so easy to make. I am going to make a couple of them.

  2. Darren November 27, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    This is a neat idea. Today I’m going to be at my mother in laws house for Thanksgiving and she loves doing crafts. I’m going to tell her about this idea and I’m sure she’ll love it.

  3. vickie couturier November 27, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I love this ideal,and not expensive to make,most ppl have left over lids lying around

  4. lisa November 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    That’s clever. It looks nice with the flowers. Now I know what to do with some of the Mason jar lids that we have that clutter up the drawers.

  5. Richard Hicks November 28, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    This is really neat and yet so simple. Never would have known it was made form mason jar lids just looking from a distance

  6. Ana Martins December 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    This is a very cool craft, a wonderful idea for a centerpiece. Good to try with the kids! Thanks.

  7. Heather December 18, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Ok, I had friends in my home last night complimenting me on my creativity in DIY decorations , but–you win. 🙂 I wish I had seen this earlier in the season but it is on my list for next year’s creations.

  8. Darren February 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    So my mother in law had already heard of this and really liked it. I believe she said she had made one before.

  9. Linda Manns Linneman March 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. It looks fairly easy. Thank you so much for sharing

  10. Cynthia Hanna November 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Love this idea! I think I’ll have the folks at the local drop in center work on making a few of these for our Holiday party. Thanks for a great, simple project!

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