Easy DIY Pumpkin With Canning Jar Bands

by Alli

This easy DIY pumpkin craft is super cute and really simple. I love simple.

Canning Jar Pumpkin

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Helpful Hint: I always buy an extra can of spray paint. Nine times out of ten, I end up using it.

Easy DIY Pumpkin I used traditional orange spray paint for my pumpkin because I was in a hurry to get this done before going out of town, but let your imagination run wild with this project.  

I think white with black polka dots would be pretty. Or all black. I once saw a white one covered with strips of book print.  Beautiful!

Max Attacked My Easy DIY Pumpkin (in a nice way)

Side Note:  Max (the dog) grabbed a couple of my canning jar bands before they were dry. Do you notice his teeth marks? He’s on a waiting list (???) for obedience school, but that’s another story for another day.

Obviously, the spray painting takes a few coats and it’s best to let it dry overnight. I spray painted late in the afternoon and put the easy DIY pumpkin together the next morning.

It took about 5 minutes top to string it up and add the cinnamon sticks.

Tips for Making This Easy DIY Pumpkin

Make sure the bands are all facing the same direction.

Run the yarn through the bands and tie.  

Space the bands so that it looks like a pumpkin.

Add the cinnamon sticks to the middle. Done!

This pumpkin is a big hit at my house and so ridiculously easy!  I’ll probably be making more pumpkins in different color schemes.

DIY Easy Pumpkin

Yield: 1 pumpkin

DIY Pumpkin

Canning Jar Pumpkin

This easy DIY pumpkin is made from canning jar rings. To make this easy fall craft, you'll only need a few items.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 20 canning jar bands
  • Orange spray paint (2 cans)
  • Large cinnamon sticks
  • Orange yarn or twine

Tools

  • cardboard (for spraying and drying canning lid bands)

Instructions

  1. Spray the canning jar bands with spray paint of your choice. I use orange for this project. Let dry completely
  2. Make sure the bands are all facing the same direction. Run the yarn through the bands and tie tightly.  
  3. Space the bands so that it looks like a pumpkin. Add the cinnamon sticks to the middle.

Notes

Feel free to go beyond traditional orange pumpkins.

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This article was originally posted in 2014 and updated in 2020. 

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