It’s time to decorate for fall! This DIY Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin can last from Halloween through Thanksgiving.
Fall is my favorite season. I love summer (yes, even in Texas). I’m not a big fan of winter. But by September I’m ready for slightly cooler temperatures. Plus I love the colors of fall, all the shades of red and yellow. There is also something about going back to school and the predictable schedule of fall. And the anticipation of all the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, plus all of my kids birthdays are in the fall. It’s basically a constant celebration.
And there is always something to decorate fall. A new holiday to make crafts for (of course I would like that). It’s nice when the decorations can easily flow from one holiday to the next. A pumpkin works for Halloween, but it also transitions to a Thanksgiving decoration. Especially when it’s a little more neutral and made of out mason jar lid rings, like this Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.
Like any good southern girl I love mason jars. They serve as glasses, vases, storage jars, you name it. I’ve baked in them, drank from them, and decorated with them. By this point I have a rather large collection of both jars and also rings/lids. With a couple dozen rings I was able to make this metallic pumpkin.
Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Supplies
- Mason Jar Lid Rings
- Washi tape (I used metallic colors: copper, gold, and silver)
- Sticks (from the yard or craft store)
Wrap the washi tape around the rings. Pull a piece of twine through all the taped rings. (I alternated by colors in a pattern.) Tie the twine tight.
For my pumpkin stem I used some craft store sticks that I cut down into smaller pieces. I also tied them together with the twine, and then wrapped the outside of the stick bundle with the copper washi tape. Insert the stick bundle into the middle of the rings and ta-da, it makes a metallic pumpkin.
We have 4 large pine trees in our yard. That means a plethora of pine cones, almost year round. I sent the kids into the yard to gather up a few for me and we quickly wrapped them in some yarn. We went with red, orange, brown, and one green. Yarn wrapped pinecones tossed in a bowl look great next to my pumpkin. I love the combination of metal and natural pieces.
My biggest struggle with fall and the return to a routine is having to wake up early again. This year Youngest Twin is in 9th grade and we have to wake up at 5am. That’s early for me. If you have any tips for being a better morning person please leave them in the comments!