“Happy Fall” ~ Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin
This has been my favorite Fall project to make this year but I must worn you it it time consuming! But it’s adorable and a great addition to my Fall decor, so it is worth it.
18 New Regular Mouth Mason Jar Rings
I can of “Pumpkin Orange” Spray Paint
Natural Jute Twine
2 Small Wood Discs (Drill small holes in the top of each disc.)
2 Strips of thin Green Ribbon (6 inches)
1 Zip tie
1 Stick about (2 inches)
Tools: Hot Glue Gun and Wood Burner
Cost: A regular mouth ring size pumpkin costs approximately $7.69 and a large mouth ring size pumpkin $11.29. These costs vary depending on where you buy your supplies.
Assembly Time: 1-2 days depending on how fast your paint dries.
Project Difficulty: I would rate this as an easy project with the assembly of the rings into a circle as the most difficult part.
Directions: First you are going to want to spray paint the mason jar rings. I have found it takes 2 -3 coats on each side to get good coverage. This process takes about a day because you need to let the rings dry between each coat of paint.
Once you have all the rings painted and dried you will want to form a ring. Use the zip tie to hold the ring together. It is nice to have a second person to help you with this part.
Place the stem (your 2″ stick) in the center of your pumpkin. The height of your stem is your preference. Hot glue it in place.
Next burn the words “Happy Fall” onto the wood discs. String each wood disc onto a piece of Jute twine. Tie the 2 pieces of twine in a knot and slip the knot over the stem. To make the “curly” next to the stem I used natural covered wire, twisted it into a spiral and hot glued it in place.
If you want a couple of leaves you can make 2 tear drop shapes with thin green ribbon and hot glue them next to the stem under the twine knot.
Your pumpkin can also be painted Cream for a white pumpkin and made in a larger size using Large Mouth Mason Jar Rings. The larger size requires 22 Mason Jar Rings to complete the pumpkin circle.
Your pumpkin is finished and ready to display! ~ Happy Fall!
Mason Jar Ring Snowman
Fall is a busy time of year for our family. With back to school, soccer games, garden harvest and outdoor winter preparation we don’t have a lot of spare time to make crafts.
But this week we set aside a little crafting time and tried a new project. We made a snowman out of Mason Jar Rings. It turned out pretty cute!
17 Regular Mouth Mason Jar Rings
22 Lg. Mouth Mason Jar Rings
2 Lg. Mouth Mason Jar Rings with Lids
White Spray Paint
1 Black Knit Hand Glove
2 Large Black Buttons
2 Medium Buttons
5 Extra Small Buttons
Hot Glue Gun
$20.00 approximately for supplies depending on where you purchase them.
1- Spray paint all the rings (both sides) with white paint. It will take about 3 coats to get complete coverage.
2- Take the a Jute Twine and tie the 17 regulate mouth rings together making a circle. It is handy to have two people to make the circle tight. Do the same thing with the 20 large mouth rings.
3- Now you have the base and middle of the snowman ready to hot glue them together.
4- Glue 3 large black buttons to the front of the snowman.
4- Take the last 2 large mouth rings and glue the 2 lids to the inside of the 2 rings. Then Glue those 2 rings together to make the face.
5- Glue 2 medium buttons on the face for the eyes and 5 extra small buttons for the mouth.
6- Cut a small triangle out of the orange felt for the nose and hot glue it on.
7- Next you can knit, crochet or just make a braid out if the red yarn for a scarf.
8- For the hat, take the black knit glove and push all the fingers down inside. Use a piece of black ribbon to tie the top together. Then fold the wrist part up to make a hat rim and place the hat in top of the 2 rings (face).
9- Enjoy your Snowman!
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Mason Jar Dog Treat Holder
This week I made a special treat jar for our dogs. They love to have a special little biscuit when they come inside from playing in the yard.
I painted a quart size Mason Jar with white chalk paint then sprayed it with a sealant.
For an accent I glued cotton black and white paw print fabric to the lid, a wooden tag and a handpainted paw print.
If you are interested in ordering a treat jar for your special fur friend visit our Double S Decor Shop on Etsy.