This time of year is always really confusing for me.
While I have been fully into fall for some time now I’m not 100% sure what season we are in. For most people Labor Day marks the end of summer, but all of my calendars say that “Autumn begins” on September 23.
So for me, these 2ish weeks are some of the most awkward. Although don’t get me started on how winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st.
Oh well, I will just pretend all is right in the world & that everyone loves fall & is ecstatic about pumpkin spice everything.
And if you aren’t in the festive fall spirit yet hopefully this Sparkling Gold Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin will entice you into the season.
I have seen a few pumpkins made from mason jar lids (not rings), but I’ll admit none of them caught my fancy, especially since they didn’t seem to have much practical use in their simple 2-dimmesional shape.
So I decided to get creative.
Since flat objects always work well as magnets I decided to let that solve the problem of practicality.
And since my creativity always seems to coincide with glitter I just let the idea evolve into a Sparkling Gold Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.
Why gold? Two reasons.
+ One. I often get tired of orange during the fall season.
+ Two. I have an enormous amount of fine gold glitter.
Oh & remember how I used sticks for my Paper Roll Pumpkins because I didn’t want to buy any cinnamon sticks? Well in my DIY Fall Acorns post I mentioned I am working on removing all excess in our house & as I was doing so I came across 2 new packages of crafting cinnamon sticks!
So I was able to put one cinnamon stick to good use for this little fall project!
The only problem with my plan is that we have very few magnetic surfaces in our home, even our fridge isn’t magnetic. So after I spent a good 30 minutes digging around for some old magnets to recycle, & hot glueing them to my Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin, I decided I needed to find another way to display my golden pumpkin.
I wanted to find a way to make it stand out & give it the attention it deserves. As I was digging around in my decor I happened upon a frame I picked up second hand earlier this year for my sister (in-law’s) wedding.
It was the perfect fit!
I left the magnets on & hot glued it to some linen fabric & fit the whole thing to my frame. I figure eventually, like next fall, when we have a fridge that is magnetic I can remove my Sparkling Gold Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin from the frame & use it as I initially intended.
This Sparkling Gold Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin is a wonderful way to repurpose & create new fall decor for your home, fridge, locker, classroom, or office!
Mason Jar Lids
Scrapbook Paper or Paint – alternative & optional
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Magnets – optional
First, add a thick layer of Mod Podge & a thick layer of glitter to the top of your mason jar lids.
Let dry thoroughly & then add a second layer of Mod Podge.
Alternatively you could cover your mason jar lid pumpkin with scrapbook paper or paint.
While your mason jar lids are drying create the stem & leaf.
I used an X-acto knife to cut my cinnamon stick so it would lay flat against the mass jar lids. I then hot glue it to a piece of paper roll ring I had leftover from my Paper Roll Pumpkins, but you can use scrap construction paper or card stock.
Then I stiffened a small scrap of burlap with Mod Podge, let it dry, & then cut my little leaf & attached it to the cinnamon stick stem with a hot glue gun.
Then hot glue your mason jar lids together to form the pumpkin, as well as the stem & magnet to the back of the pumpkin.
The best part is I didn’t have to buy a single thing. I ripped the magnets off of the back of cheap old magnets I wasn’t using & a frame I already had!
I’d love to see your Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin!
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With love, G
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
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