HOW TO MAKE A RUSTIC MASON JAR LID PUMPKIN

Mason jar lid pumpkin: How to make a rustic farmhouse pumpkin for your fall décor from a metal mason jar lid.

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rusty pumpkin made from mason jar rings. Stick for the stem and the canning jar rings are gathered in a circle around the stick to make it look like a pumpkin.

DIY MASON JAR LID PUMPKIN

I’ll admit I have an obsession with MASON JARS!! It seems, mason jar decor can be used it lots of different ways.

Check out some other DIY craft ideas you can create with mason jars:

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Did you know… you can even buy these plastic mason jar lids so you don’t have to hassle with the two pieces that traditionally come with mason jars.

Craft supplies needed to make a rustic canning jar lid pumpkin. rusty wire, rusty canning jar rings, pliers, wire cutters, twine or jute, scissors, stick for the center, felt, hot glue gun. On a background of white shiplap.
supplies needed to make a rusty canning ring pumpkin

Here’s what you need to make a rustic pumpkin

MASON JAR LID PUMPKIN

How to make your own mason jar lid pumpkin from metal canning rings
Total Time10 mins
Cost: $

Instructions

  • String mason jar lids on your twine. Make sure they are all facing the same way.
  • Curve your canning jar rings into a circle then place a stick in the center. Position the rings around the stick so they are evenly disbursed.
  • Remove the stick, add hot glue around the stick then place back in the center of the rings.
  • Curl a piece of wire for the accent piece. Add hot glue then place between the stick and canning jar lids.
  • Turn your rustic pumpkin upside down and hot glue a round piece of felt to the bottom.

Notes

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In the tutorial below I will show you exactly how I made my rustic metal ring pumpkin.

1. STRING METAL RINGS

First, string your rusty mason jar lids on a piece of twine. Most importantly, be sure they are all facing the same direction. You will need approx 12 canning jar rings for this.

making a mason jar ring pumpkin. String the canning jar lids onto a piece of twine. You will need 12 lids for this.

2. SHAPE THE RINGS INTO A CIRCLE

Next, make your mason jar rings curve into a circle and place the stick in the center. Then, move your rings around so that they form the circle shape of the pumpkin. After that, tie the twine in a few knots. Now, remove the stick and move the rings around to where you like them.

Making a rusty farmhouse pumpkin from canning mason jar metal rings. String the canning lids on a piece of twine the curve them around a stick to form a circle. Then tie the twine in a knot.

3. GLUE THE STICK IN PLACE

After you have your lids where you want them add a ring of hot glue around the base of your stick. Then, place your stick back in the center of the lids.

Hot glue gun gluing a stick in the center of a rusty metal mason jar ring pumpkin. Roll of twine on a shiplap background.

4. ADD RUSTIC WIRE FOR STEMS

Now, using your wire cutters, cut a piece of your wire, fold it in half and use your pliers to twist the ends. Add a bit of hot glue on the curved end of the wire. Before it dries, quickly place the wire next to where your stick is.

Adding baling wire to a rusty maon jar metal ring pumpkin for stems. Hot glue the curly stem to keep it in place. Shiplap background.

5. GLUE THE BOTTOM SIDE OF PUMPKIN

Turn your pumpkin upside down and add more hot glue around where the stick is. This will give it more stability.

If you love this fall craft be sure to check out these DIY fall mini wood signs.

6. ADD FELT FOR SECURITY

Finally, cut a circle out of fabric or felt then glue it to the bottom of the pumpkin. This will give it a more finished look.

Now you’re ready to display your perfectly rusty mason jar lid pumpkin!

rusty pumpkin made from mason jar rings. Stick for the stem and the canning jar rings are gathered in a circle around the stick to make it look like a pumpkin.

I hope you found this craft tutorial helpful. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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