I spent this morning creating a new project for fall…ok, so it took me about a minute and a half and then I shot pictures all morning, but still…
I wish I could say it was one of the many projects I outlined here that I wanted to try, but I can’t. Typical.
I knew I wanted to create some kind of pumpkin project, and when I saw my canning jar ring wreath that’s been hanging on the back of the front door, (you know, since CHRISTMAS), I got a brilliant idea.
Well, I thought it was brilliant, but you might think it’s lame. Whatever.
I figured, the shape and texture are perfect, why not turn it into a cute little junky pumpkin?
To make the wreath, you just get a bunch of canning jar lids and string them together, tying the string tightly. The original idea came from Funky Junk Interiors.
All of the lids should be the same size.
I just stuck some cinnamon sticks in the center, and added a couple of burlap leaves.
It seriously took me about three minutes.
I thought about spray painting it white or orange, but I actually like the rustic quality of the tarnished gold and silver lids.
What do you think? Totally brilliant? or Totally lame?
UPDATED: Thank you so much to all of my wonderful readers and friends who voted in the Country Living Pinterest Pumpkin contest. I still can’t believe that I won. Also, a huge thank you to Country Living Magazine!!!
I’m so thrilled you all love this pumpkin so much. I’d love it if you would follow along on Facebook so you won’t miss any future projects!
If you would like to share this project, or plan to make your own, please do not use my photos without permission. Also, if you share your own, I would really appreciate a link back to the original. Thanks!
I’m Kristin, and I am all about simplifying wherever I can – from decor to DIY to recipes, I believe they don’t have to be complicated or extravagant to be amazing.
I am a single adoptive mom with one in preschool and one in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I’m exhausted, and most days my house is a mess... and I’m ok with that!