Who says mason jars are just for canning? Certainly, not any crafty person I know. In fact, I’m sure most of us “crafty types” use them more for crafting than any sort of preserves. With all the different shapes and sizes mason jars come in, there is no shortage of inspiration for mason jar crafts.
Fall decor and specifically pumpkins are in abundance this time of year. I can’t get enough of them throughout my home. Case and point with my upcycled candy tin pumpkin decor I made just a few weeks ago and these painted rock pumpkins and even these quick and easy toque pumpkins. So why stop there? Keep reading to learn how to turn your mason jars into these sweet and savory pumpkin decor.
Whether they are out on display as a grouping of 3 or 4 or individually staggered throughout the home, they are pretty pumpkin-rific!
Materials to make a set of 3 mason jar pumpkins:
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- Glass mason jars, 3 different sizes with lids
- Americana Decor Chalky in Heritage and Lace
- Americana Multi-Surface Paint in Woodland
- 3 wine corks
- Hot glue gun and clear hot glue sticks
- Artificial leafy foliage
- Natural Jute Decorative ribbon, 3/8″ wide
A few tips before you get started:
- Protect your work surface with a sheet of newspaper or other drop sheet.
- Clean and dry mason jars before painting. Remove the lids and put aside for time being.
Instructions for making a set of 3 mason jar pumpkins:
For the darker orange of pumpkin, dip brush in Americana Decor Chalky heritage color and paint the surface of the mason jar leaving the top rimmed section unpainted.
For the lighter orange pumpkin, mix equal amounts of Americana Decor Chalky heritage and lace colors and paint the surface of the mason jar leaving the top rimmed section unpainted.
And lastly, for the white pumpkin, dip brush in Americana Decor Chalky lace color and paint the surface of the mason jar leaving the top rimmed section unpainted.
Leave the first coat of paint to dry fully and repeat as needed until desired coverage is achieved. 2 coats were needed.
Apply a coat of Americana Multi-Surface paint in woodland color to the mason jar lids. Make sure to leave the paint to dry and then repeat as needed until desired coverage is achieved. 3-4 coats was needed.
Cut a small trimming of the artificial leafy foliage.
Heat up hot glue gun and apply a good amount of glue to the bottom of a wine cork. Working quickly and carefully, press the wine cork onto the center of the lid and hold until secure.
Apply a small dab of glue next to the glued wine cork and carefully attach the foliage.
Attach the lid to the mason jar. Cut an 8” long piece of decorative ribbon and tie it to the base of the wine cork with a double knot.
Enjoy your new mason jar pumpkin decor! For even more ways to use up those glass jars, check out this collection of over 60 mason jar crafts to sell.
Happy Fall , friends! And although I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, I’m looking forward to unpacking these Christmas-themed mason jars and stuffing them with candy treats soon enough.
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