Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin

I've got another inexpensive and easy fall DIY to share with you today... it's a canning jar ring pumpkin! Have you seen them?


How to make a super cute pumpkin from canning jar rings!

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I found my box of canning jar lids and rings at the thrift store but you may have some lying around if you are a canner or your mother or grandmother perhaps!


If you buy a box of them like this you will have both the lids and the rings, you'll only use the rings for this project.

Lay the rings out and give them a couple of coats of orange spray paint.


Once the paint has dried gather up the rings so that they are all going the same direction, they will kind of nest inside one another and you'll be able to shape them into a pumpkin.

Use a chenille stem or pipe cleaner to gather them all up. At first, just loosely twist it around them like so. You'll need it looser while you arrange the rings.


Now, I'll be honest, this will take a little bit of finagling to get them to finally form a pumpkin shape. Don't give up, it'll happen!!

Most people make them with 22 to 24 rings, I only had 12. I think it would probably be a little easier with more.

Once you get the shape to start looking like a pumpkin, start twisting the chenille stem tighter.


The paint will get a little dinged up during the arranging process but don't worry, you can just respray in those areas!

Once you have it as tight as you can and it looks how you want it to, trim the stem ends (I also tied mine with a length of jute twine too... I had twisted the chenille stem so much that I thought it might break!).


Then you'll need a stem. You can use a twig like I did, another chenille stem, a cinnamon stick, or just a dowel... use what you have, it'll be cute no matter what!! 😄

Make some leaves. Again, use what you have... I used brown Kraft paper but you can use scrapbook paper, silk leaves, real leaves, even newspaper!

My tendrils are made from a piece of florist's wire that I wrapped around a pencil to get the coils.


Now, hold up your super cute pumpkin and admire your handy work!




And here are some more fun variations from other talented makers on Etsy:


5. Seventh and Lark (this one is a DIY kit!)

I also found some fun canning jar craft books!



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