These Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins are just the cutest fall DIY! They’re easy and fast, and even kids can help! Make them fun colors, or keep them traditional.
This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy HERE.
I recently saw these cute Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins with polka dots on Etsy, but they were $23 a pumpkin! I love homemade items, but sometimes I know it would be fun and simple for me to make myself! Washi tape makes these easy, and I had a blast making them!
Find all the supplies needed to make these on this Amazon list HERE!
How do you make Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins?
Step 1: Wrap the rings in washi tape.
I found THE most adorable polka dot washi tape for a great price on Amazon HERE. It’s the perfect size for the mason jar bands. I also like that it comes in a multipack. I did some of my pumpkins JUST orange, and some with teal, and some just teal, etc and they fit my decor perfectly.
You will need 18 mason jar lids for each pumpkin. Any fewer than that and they look bare and weird. Wrap each of the bands in a strip of washi tape. Press it down firmly as you wrap so it doesn’t unravel.
You can use wide mouth lids or regular mouth lids. I did some in both sizes. Each roll of washi tape will do about three whole regular mouth size pumpkins. Keep that in mind when you’re ordering supplies.
Step 2: String the lids onto floral wire.
Using a single piece of floral wire, string all 18 of the lids onto the wire facing the same direction. If you’re doing multiple colors, make sure to string on the lids in the pattern you want for your Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins.
Step 3: Tighten and cut the wire.
Use your fingers to start twisting the wire together. Finish tightening and twisting with a pair of needle-nosed pliers. Once you have it nice and snug (not too tight or the rings won’t settle into a pumpkin-like circle very easily) trim the excess wire using wire cutters.
Step 4: Check the shape.
Make sure your pumpkin looks like this after you’ve tightened the wire. If it won’t sit this way, loosen or tighten as needed.
Step 5: Add the stem.
I used a single cinnamon stick for the stem. I also found these super cute curly q’s at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section for $0.99 that worked perfectly. You could also make these using floral wire or even pipe cleaners.
Step 6: Add the leaf.
I used leftover leaves from some fake floral I had to give these Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins a little finishing touch. I show you this picture so you can see the size I used for regular mouth lids. Attach the leaf to the cinnamon stick stem with hot glue, or glue a small piece of floral wire to the back of the leaf so you can stick it in with the cinnamon stick, and bend the leaf to lay how you want.
When your Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins are finished, they should look something like this! These are FUN to make and are a pretty quick craft. I think elementary age kids could easily make these without much help, besides the wire cutters and hot glue gun.
I also did some in a black and white with a teal bow instead of a leaf, and I love the modern feel of this one! The possibilities for colors and patterns are endless for these Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins!
Want some more fall decor you can DIY?
- No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins – these are one of my favorite fall crafts and they’re easy enough for kids to make too!
- Floral Pumpkin – this is a gorgeous no-carve idea that doesn’t require paint that adds the perfect feminine touch for fall!
- Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins – these are one of the easiest crafts, but make stunning wall decor for fall! I love how easy they are to customize!
Whatever you choose, these Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins are GREAT crafts you can make this fall that are inexpensive and will also make your home beautiful in your own style!