Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin {Iron Craft Challenge}

finished canning lid pumpkin

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This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something for Halloween, and with the girl being sick I didn’t think I was going to get mine done but it’s so quick and easy it was no problem to do even in the short amount of time I’ve had in my office today. mason jar lid pumpkin

The mason jar lid pumpkin is a classic of Pinterest Halloween crafting, so I can’t say exactly what website inspired my version, but it’s a cute and easy craft in any case. You could definitely let your kids help with the painting and assembly, if you want.

What You’ll Need

  • a dozen or so canning jar lids (I actually bought a box for this purpose, but you can use old ones, too)
  • orange paint (I used Americana in Canyon Orange)
  • paintbrush
  • bit of twine or something else to hold the rings together
  • small stick

What You’ll Dopainted canning jar lids

  1. Paint the rings orange. I did this with an old, kind of stiff-bristled brush and I did it super-fast, not really trying to cover well. I think that makes it look more homemade and old, but it’s up to you. Let dry. mason jar lid pumpkin
  2. Stack the rings together and tie them together at the center. I used a little twine for this. Arrange them in a relatively full circle. They’ll move around a bit so you can continue to adjust. finished canning lid pumpkin
  3. Stick your stick in the center. You could glue it if you wanted, but if you tied the rings together tight enough it should hold (though I wouldn’t try to carry it around by the stick).

This came out so cute and was so easy I may have to make a few more.

Are you crafting for Halloween yet? I’d love to know what you’re up to!

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