Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin (The Original Junkin’ Pumpkin)

This canning jar ring pumpkin is an adorable fall craft that can be completed in under ten minutes.
Easiest and quickest Fall craft ever! Make this canning jar ring pumpkin in five minutes flat!
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!
Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
Kristin
Kristin
Kristin

Latest posts by Kristin (see all)

Kristin

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Brilliant !!!!!!!!!! (and we ALL have things still hanging up since christmas, so no big deal!) But now I;m curious, what does (did) the wreath look like ??????

  2. Lauree says

    Love! I am picking up some cinnamon sticks in this weeks grocery run and will definitely snag a few to do this. I might have to make them as a harvest gift for friends. I like the rusted look also but can see the cuteness of painting them and may have to do a couple although my husband may want them back for canning once fall is over. We’ll see.

  3. -Bec says

    So, so cute! From the pic a friend posted on facebook, I thought it was from bent rulers and thought “Uhh…HOW!?” But this is so cute and so easy, i LOVE it!

  4. Anonymous says

    I know this will sound ridiculous, but where are you tying them together so they don’t move around? I love them just the way you made then and if I can get them tied together, I would stick an LED light in the middle for sitting outside or on a porch. I think it would be really cute lite up. If you want to contact me about the tying part,my E-mail, is donnalgentry@hotmail.com. Thanks, great idea!

  5. Corinne says

    Super cute! Love the rustic look of the old vs. new, gold vs. silver of the rings. Love it! Maybe put in a note that they are canning rings (also called screwbands), not lids. I mention this only because someone going out to purchase them might get confused. (You cannot buy the screwbands without the lids but you can vice versa.)

    • rastis says

      thanks for this. I was wondering why the lids had holes, and feared that I would have to cut them!!! You have saved me, and set me back on course for a ‘simple’ project. *Sigh*

  6. Anonymous says

    This is so super cute. My mom has 5 boxes of canning jar rings. I’m going to snitch some. This would be cute painted red for a teacher. Love this!

  7. Anonymous says

    Totally Kickass AWESOME~! I love it when something is SEEN in a different light. Just wish I would’ve thought of it, will make my own spin on it, but yep, so doing these :*)
    God bless and thanks for sharing, so stealing~! and amending to make it my own so I don’t feel so guilty either :*) weeeeeeeee~!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jenn Lifford says

    Me again! Obviously I am not the only one that totally loves this! lol! Thanks so much for sharing at the Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Hope the weather has cooled down for you a bit and you are enjoying your weekend!
    Jenn xo

  9. Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com says

    This is my first time visiting your site. It’s amazing! I love this idea. I have canning lids coming out my ears, and I love to decorate with pumpkins for Fall. I would be happy to have you share this and any other idea you would like to link up to “One Creative Weekend” at OneCreativeMommy.com. The party is open every Fri-Wed.

    I’m a new linky follower.

  10. DIY Show Off says

    So sweet, Kristin! I love easy craft projects and this is adorable! I’m including a link back in my 5 minute fall crafts highlights tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well – looks like you’ve been one busy girl!

  11. Sydney Rubin says

    I’m going to be selling homemade jams and jellies at an artisan’s market inside my local Williams-Sonoma at the end of October. How perfect will this be as a table decoration. Love it! You’re amazing!
    Sydney
    InaJamColorado.blogspot.com
    Broken-Branch.com

  12. Kerry Bingham says

    what a great idea you had. I took my rings and painted them orange and I used a small piece of wired ivy to tie my cinnamon sticks for the middle. It is sooo cute, thank you so much for sharing your idea.

  13. Anonymous says

    HI, This is my second post,my first one I said I may spray paint mine orange, but, I meant in addition to the natural ones, cause I too liked that look of
    the woren used one…I think I may just use a paint wash in orange instead so the charater can come thourgh.3 grouped together would look cute. Thanks again for sharing . Pamela :)

  14. Renae says

    Wish I hadn’t thrown out all my nasty canning rings earlier in the summer. Now the ones I have look a little too clean to use, but I’m going to make it anyway.

  15. Heather Beall says

    Brilliant!! I’m going to make one this afternoon!! I think I’ll use green for the leaves tho…. pretty sure I dont have any extra burlap, but I have tons of scrap fabric!!

  16. Dawn Anderson says

    Love this!!! Shared it on my “Home made is a lost art” FB page!!! I think the members will love this idea!!!

  17. Marti Cooper says

    That is so lovely! I would love for you to post it on my craft link party…..SHOW-licious Sunday Craft Showcase. Just follow this link! :)
    http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3.

    I would love for you to link up and add my site to your blog party’s so we can share crafts. The link for the code is:
    http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com You can grab the code on my sideboard, I was not able to leave the code here for you. :)

  18. Tilly's Nest says

    Super cute and beautiful. Found you through Country Living Magazine and Pinterest. I pinned the pumpkin and shared it on my Facebook page. I’d love for you to link up to the blog hop as well on Wednesdays if you can. I think my readers would just adore seeing this and not all of them are on Facebook. Congratulations on the win! I am your newest follower :)~Melissa

  19. carole says

    O.M.G- I just keep letting out a little shriek of joy whenever i pass my pumpking! Really, this was utter brilliance! You GO, girl!! THANK you!!!

  20. Danielle Wells says

    Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post in a fall decor compilation post I’ve put together on my blog! For the past couple weeks I’ve been gathering some great ideas for fall decor and I loved this! ~mysnippetsofinspiration.com Hope you have a great day!

  21. Made From Pinterest says

    Love, love, love your Junkie Pumpkin, brilliant idea! We would love to have you share this at our Saturday Link Party. Each link will be shown on two blogs, Made From Pinterest and Bakerette! It starts Fridays at 3pm, hope we see you there!

    Please remember to put a link back to Made From Pinterest at the bottom of your post(s).

  22. Candice C says

    This is ingenious! I am making one as soon as I am finished typing this comment. It doesn’t need spray paint as the various colors of the rings give it a unique and interesting look. Thank you.

  23. Heather says

    Hello, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I love the idea. I found a box full of mason jars last weekend at a yard sale and I was looking for some ideas to use them for crafts. And I stumbled upon your blog. I have included a link to your page from mine. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know I will have it removed. Thank you again for the great post! http://dailydiylife.blogspot.com/2014/07/coolest-mason-jar-crafts.html
    Kind regards,
    Heather
    http://dailydiylife.blogspot.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>