Easy DIY Pumpkin

I was recently searching Pinterest for another fall DIY project.  It had to be quick, easy and cheap.  And that’s when I happened upon a gazillion pins for canning jar band/rings pumpkins.  This easy DIY pumpkin is super cute and really simple.  I didn’t have to look at a tutorial at all.  I like simple. Canning Jar Pumpkin Here’s what you’ll need:

20 canning jar bands (I didn’t have any hanging out at my house so I bought new ones)

spray paint (2 cans)

cinnamon sticks

yarn or twine (I didn’t have orange yarn, so I spray painted a length of white yarn.  It worked!)

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.  Pinterest has a ton of ideas!  I even saw a white one covered with strips of book print.  Beautiful!

Side Note:  Max (the dog) grabbed a couple of my canning jar bands before they were dry.  Did 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.

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 was a big hit at my house and so ridiculously easy!   I’ll probably be making more pumpkins in different color schemes. DIY Easy Pumpkin I’ve got an easy, cheap recycle project for next week’s hit or miss.  You don’t want to miss it! Have you tried any new projects lately?

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Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. What I like about this one is that it looks like it would last from year to year, instead of falling apart as it gets packed up and unpacked.

  2. And why didn’t you have 20 canning rings laying around!? Jk. This is SO cute and I love love that you used cinnamon sticks in the center.

  3. The canning lid pumpkin is timeless. It is lovely, doggie teeth marks and all. Those just add character and memories!

  4. I love this!! I’ve seen this done before and have wanted to try it. Definitely a hit! 🙂

  5. I love this! It looks easy enough for me! I love mason jars, so I will definitely be trying this out soon! Thanks!

  6. What a great, easy pumpkin to make! I’ve pinned. I love your hit or miss series!

  7. Max got hungry in the middle of your project. I love this fun and easy idea! Pinning!

  8. LOVE this pumpkin!!! I am obsessed with Pumpkin decor and really anything pumpkin…LOL!!!

  9. Love this! So cute! Would love it if you linked up to Pin Worthy Wednesday!

  10. Oh my goodness – this is adorable! Very easy & fun – will pin!!

  11. This is so neat! It also looks really easy which is always a DIY bonus for me 😀

  12. This is amazing, such a creative idea! Thank you for linking up at Pin Worthy Wednesday, this has been pinned to the board.

  13. This is so cute! It looks like it is so much fun to make. I may have to give this a try.

  14. OH! So cute! That would be a fun craft night project! And the only projects I’ve been working on lately involve keeping my head above water LOL

  15. Another awesome, inexpensive craft! Amazing!!

  16. Uncomplicated is my middle name:) Love this for a simple fall decoration! The dog’s teeth marks are a great addition. Thank you, Alli, for linking this up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

  17. This is SO cute…I’ve pinned it! Love the idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don’t forget to enter to win a $25 Starbucks giftcard! 🙂

  18. Everyone loved this one, Alli! Thanks for linking up over at the #homematters Linky Party! We hope to see you again this coming Wednesday 🙂

  19. Wow..I missed this post! So easy and so simple – I love it!

  20. Hey Alli,

    Just thought I’d return here and let you know that your diy pumpkin is my feature pick for the Merry Monday Link Party! Be sure to come over and check it out:)

  21. Alli…What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing at Project Pin-it!!

  22. Teddy Levine says

    Do you have a good use for the bottom of the mason jars?

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