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

Canning Jar Pumpkin

DIY Pumpkin

Yield: 1 pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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

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.

Did you make this project?

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

39 comments

Skye @ Planet Jinxatron September 3, 2014 - 7:20 am

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.

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:28 pm

That’s true! I can actually reuse it over and over.

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Madaline September 3, 2014 - 7:26 am

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.

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Maybe I should start canning veggies so I can have lots of lids hanging around. πŸ™‚

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Shirley Wood September 3, 2014 - 7:57 am

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:26 pm

I’ve been wanting to make it and finally did it. It was so worth it.

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Madison | Wetherills Say I Do September 3, 2014 - 8:15 am

I love this!! I’ve seen this done before and have wanted to try it. Definitely a hit! πŸ™‚

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:26 pm

I’m making myself try a lot of things I pinned.

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Logan Can September 3, 2014 - 8:57 am

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:25 pm

I love how cheap it is!

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) September 3, 2014 - 9:16 am

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Thanks, Paris! Hit or Miss makes me try new things. πŸ™‚

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Louida September 3, 2014 - 10:24 am

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Yes, he did! It was so easy.

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Ricci September 3, 2014 - 11:11 am

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Fall is all about pumpkins at my house, too.

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Tara @ Anything & Everything September 3, 2014 - 3:34 pm

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

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Renee @ Renew Your Space September 3, 2014 - 5:39 pm

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

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:23 pm

I could hardly believe how easy it was.

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Tiffany September 3, 2014 - 5:48 pm

This is so neat! It also looks really easy which is always a DIY bonus for me πŸ˜€

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Alli September 3, 2014 - 6:23 pm

I love easy! πŸ™‚

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Emily, Our house now a home September 4, 2014 - 9:48 am

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

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Katherine G from La La Land Mommy September 4, 2014 - 10:05 am

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

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 4, 2014 - 3:58 pm

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

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Ida September 8, 2014 - 9:17 am

Another awesome, inexpensive craft! Amazing!!

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Adrian September 8, 2014 - 9:22 am

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!

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Alli September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Thanks for hosting a fab party!

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Jess September 8, 2014 - 11:28 am

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! πŸ™‚

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Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Thanks, Jess!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 8, 2014 - 1:57 pm

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

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Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Wouldn’t dare miss your linky party!

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zan September 10, 2014 - 1:34 am

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

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 6:25 am

It’s the easiest DIY craft project I’ve ever done. πŸ™‚

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Adrian September 14, 2014 - 4:51 pm

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:)

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Alli September 14, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Thanks so much! I’ll definitely stop by!

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Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint September 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

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

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Teddy Levine September 7, 2016 - 3:42 pm

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

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Alli September 7, 2016 - 3:49 pm

You can buy the lids without buying the mason jars. That’s what I did for this project. I did do some fall mosaic candy jars that would be a great use for mason jars. Find the post here: https://www.anallievent.com/2015/09/diy-fall-mosaic-candy-jar/

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