I know you've seen the adorable mason jar lid pumpkins around. They're a great way to add a little fall to your home decor and it's perfect for recycling your used canning lids.
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Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Surely you've seen the mason jar lid pumpkins on the web the last few years. Making a pumpkin out of canning lids is easy and there are several variations.
Age Group: Adult Crafts
Project Type: Fall
Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 24-25 canning bands
  • 2 pipe cleaners or yarn/string
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Hot glue gun

Optional supplies:

  • Spray paint
  • Raffia ribbon, twine or string
  • Silk flowers berries, etc


  • If you want your pumpkin painted, spray paint all the canning bands , applying two coats per side and allowing them to dry 20 minutes between coats.
  • Make sure all the bands are going in the same direction.
  • Twist two pipe cleaners together to make one long pipe cleaner. Twist and secure it tightly.
  • Run the pipe cleaner through the bands, connect all your bands together with the pipe cleaner, securing it as tight as you can.
  • Fan them out if needed, but you'll be surprised by how your pumpkin will just naturally form when you place it on the table!
  • Finally hot glue two pairs of cinnamon sticks together to make the stem. Add some hot glue to the bottom of the cinnamon stick bundle and insert it into the center of the pumpkin.