Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins! Make Your Own Fall Decorations

by on ‎09-26-2014 11:28 AM

Hi, everyone!

Most of you know how much I love mason jars and how many DIY projects we’ve used them for on You’re Home with Jill. But what I haven’t told you is every time we make one of those crafts, I’ve kept the tops. It just feels wrong to throw those rings away in case I ever use the jars for their intended purpose!

So as I was recharging my creativity on Pinterest, I saw a terrific idea of how to use those mason jar rings…no jar required. Check this out.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

Isn’t that a great pumpkin (Charlie Brown)? It’s so easy to make…here’s what you do:


  • 14 small or 20 regular mouth canning lids

  • 20-24” jute/twine

  • Orange spray paint

  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks


  1. Spray paint the lids on each side until you reach the coverage you want.

  2. When dry, string the lids onto the jute, making sure they all face the same direction.

  3. Tie the two ends of jute together in a double knot and cut the excess. 

  4. Place the cinnamon sticks in the middle and adjust the spacing of the rings.

Some stores sell mason jars in all different sizes and you could create your own little pumpkin patch! Or, you could use different spray paint to make multicolor pumpkins…some orange, yellow, or white. The more you make, the more cinnamon you'll need and what a terrific smell they'll give off!

Now that's my kind of weekend project--why not give this a try and send me your pumpkin pics. I’ll see you for You’re Home with Jill this Wednesday at 7pm ET.

From my home to yours,

on ‎09-16-2015 08:54 AM

thanks for sharing the idea and directions, Jill.  I like the idea of something simple to do but that looks like fun!

on ‎09-22-2015 02:59 PM

This is a fun project. Way nicer than the amount of effort involved. It seemd too nice to just use for autumn, so I used a thin elastic band instead of the jute to tie the lids together...snug but not too tight.  Now substitute a taper for the cinnamon stick and its an attractive candle holder that can be painted to suit any occassion!

Thanks for your hard work and sparkling ideas Jill.

on ‎09-15-2016 06:58 PM

So cute. I am going to have to do this.