Monday, October 8, 2012

Canning Lid Pumpkin



The Canning Lid Pumpkin is one of my favorite pumpkin projects of all time. It's cute, simple and one of the first decorations people notice when they walk into my house. The inspiration for this came from an unpainted version I saw at Simply Klassic Home (now called Yellow Bliss Road). Whether you decide to paint it or not, this is just too easy not to try!



Supplies

20 regular mouth canning lids
orange yarn
orange spray paint (I used Valspar Satin La Fonda Copper)
3-4 decorative cinnamon sticks


Directions

1. Spray paint the lids on each side until you reach the coverage you want. After the paint dries, you can leave as is or lightly sand some of the edges like I did.






2. String the lids onto the yarn, making sure they all face the same direction.






3. Tie the two ends of yarn together in a double knot and cut the excess.






4. Place the cinnamon sticks in the middle and adjust the spacing of the rings.





The longest part of the whole project was waiting for the paint to dry. If you decide to leave yours unpainted, it will take you all of 5 minutes to complete.



For more fall project ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!



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125 comments:

  1. Love It! It really does look very difficult to make if you just look at it. That's what I thought until I read your easy to follow instructions. Great idea!

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    1. Katie Drane. I like the pumpkin lid. Great Idea. Thanks Jane

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  2. Wow! I love that! You are so creative!!! - KJS

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  3. That is so adorable! I would never have thought of putting the lids together like this. Love it!

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  4. This is the cutest idea! I love seing things made with the "not so usual" supplies. :-)

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  5. This project definitely hits the "why didn't I think of that" target right in the bullseye. Now I need more canning lids and orange spray paint.

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  6. Love, love, LOVE THIS!! Very creative and unique :)

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  7. That is pretty cool. I will start saving lids. Great idea. I am going to add you to my blogs that I follow.
    Janice

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    1. Wow, I'm flattered Janice. Thank you so much!

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  8. This is so cute and unique! Thank you so much for sharing the idea. It' looks so easy, and I think I have everything I need to make it already (it very well may turn out to be the only fall decor I get around to making this year). You're very creative - I'm following on GFC now ;)

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  9. I love it. I want to feature this in my Nov.9 post. Thank you for sharing.

    ~we may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/mohjy-apples-red-candy-apples-recipe

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    1. Wow, thank you! I really appreciate it!

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  10. what a great idea. very cute. i'm your newest follower. come check out my blog when you have a minute at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Geri! I'm a follower of you too!

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  11. That is so cute! Like the 5 min. time! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. You're welcome Kathryn! I'm so glad you like it:)

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  12. This is simply simply adorable! And you say it's quick and easy?? Best yet! Thanks for sharing! Linda @paperseedlings.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by, Linda:)

      Katie
      www.funhomethings.com

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  13. How cute is that? Very cute! Hi Katie. I'm now your newest follower, too! So nice to "meet" you here in Blogville. Thanks for finding my blog, altered-artworks, and following also.

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    1. Thanks so much for following me Doreen! I loved reading your blog:)

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  14. This is great! I love how easily it goes together. Thanks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  15. Wow! This is the cutest stinkin thing ever! Love it!

    I'm going to start following you now

    I blog over at thebusybroad.blogspot if you ever want to drop by

    Whit

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    1. I will definitely stop by, Whit! Thanks so much for following:)

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  16. That is the cleverest and cutest thing I've ever seen! What a great idea! Pinning this!!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

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  17. Ok, this is really cute! And creative. And your tutorial is so clear that I think even I can do this! Thank you!

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  18. What a clever idea! I never would have thought to use canning lids. Great job!

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  19. Oh,my, what a cute idea!! We have been doing a lot of pumpkin crafts at my house and may have to try this one. I love it!!

    I would love for you to share it at Sharing Saturday some time. (http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/10/sharing-saturday-40.html, but this ends tomorrow and a new one will start Friday night!)

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    1. Thanks so much for the invitation Carrie!

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  20. This is so cute Katie! Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by by blog and following. I'm happy to follow you back. Have a great day!

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  21. Katie,
    Love this! I pinned one awhile ago that was plain but this painted one is so much cuter. I'll definitely be breaking out my canning lids for this. Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  22. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  23. You come up with the best ideas, Katie! What a simple way to make a pumpkin!

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  24. This is such a great way to make a pumpkin. Very original. Love it.

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  25. I saw this unpainted version too, but I love your version too. Just had to stop over and say so. I'll have to try it myself!!

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    1. Definitely give it a shot Michele! Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Wow, I love your pumpkin! Thanks for the quick tutorial, I want to try this :)

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  27. So pretty! I love that you painted it orange! I found you on The DIY Dreamer. I will definitely be back, but hope I can persuade you to share this post and link up to my Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-3.html I would love for you to join the party!

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    1. Thanks so much for the invitation Lisa!

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your awesome idea has been chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank you for sharing! ~Sheryl~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/todays-feature-post-cast-party-62-1/

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  29. I LOVE this! I have some itty bitty lids that would be perfect for this :) Please share it at my party! http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/10/pin-inspiration-10-11.html

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  30. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to stop by and share this project, and any other Fall project, you may have. Hope to see you there :)

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  31. Cool pumpkin craft! What a great way to use lids! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  32. Super cute craft! Found you from Made You Look!

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  33. Love this! I found your blog through Blissful & Domestic's linky party, and I'm a follower now. I would love for you to pop over to my blog and take a look sometime, too.

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  34. This is so cute! I never realized they were so easy to make. I think a white one would be pretty too! Thanks for posting.

    Deborah

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    1. Ooh, that is a good idea Deborah! I may have to try a white one:)

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  35. this is so clever and not to even mention it's so cute!!

    love it!

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  36. This is one of my favorite fall crafts I have seen on blogs! I pinned it, and would love if you'd come join my weekend linky party...

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/10/weekend-warmth-5.html

    Bobi

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  37. so cute! what a clever way to use all those canning lids i have sitting around!
    Would love if you came and linked up at our party. We're just getting it up and running and are trying to get the word out!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-2/

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  38. The canning lid pumpkin is a great idea, and we'd love to feature it on CraftFoxes.com Email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com, if interested.

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  39. I came over from See Vanessa Craft. Super cute pumpkin!! It is such a simple yet clever idea.

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  40. This is the cutest idea! I Love it! I am a new follower, came from delicate constructions! I hope you follow me back as well!

    Thanks Jenn

    couponcalimom.blogspot.com

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    1. Just followed you on GFC! Thanks Jenn:)

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  41. Katie,
    I just love your pumpkin craft! I posted this great idea for teachers on my blog Literacy Minute. Credit given of course!
    Literacy Minute

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  42. Oooooh! That looks SO great! What a good idea! I would be thrilled if you'd share it here:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/10/shine-on-fridays-49.html

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  43. I love this! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  44. That's awesome! I'm going to have to keep it in mind for my runaway canning rings.

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  45. This looks really great! I think I may try this!

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  46. So cute and easy too!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social party and show off your amazing blog!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/10/get-social-sunday_14.html

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  47. How clever! Would love if you linked this up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  48. That is so cute and easy! And cheap!! LOL I'd love it if you shared at our Pinterest Pin It! linky party.

    http://growingupgabel.com/2012/10/pinterest-pin-it-linky-party/

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  49. This is so cute! I'm featuring you today. XO, Aimee

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  50. Wow, this is really cute! I've never seen this before...would you consider linking it up to my Homemaking Link Up this weekend? I love the rich orange color. Your blog is pretty cute too with its fall patchwork background!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite, Sarah!

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  51. This is so creative and turned out so cute! I am loving your site! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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  52. Love it! Very creative. Come and join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  53. I love this! It's a perfect pumpkin shape the way you've put them together! Super idea!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  54. Aw! An absolutely amazing craft idea.

    Well done!

    This is something I can add to the decorations next year :)

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  55. Wow, ya know when you get those rings that just don't look good anymore? Kinda look rusty? This would be the perfect thing to use them for! Since they are painted, you would never know they were imperfect! Thanks!

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  56. Love your idea! But you may want to check this out, someone is posting your photo and idea -
    https://m.facebook.com/YvonneNisley?id=1321164394&_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10201393129133122&id=1321164394&set=a.10201082442006138.1073741826.1321164394&__user=1528506094

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  57. Where did you purchase just the canning lids? I have seen the seals one can buy but not just the lids. Will I have to purchase the canning jars too to get the lids? This is a great idea! So clever and cute. Can't wait to make it. Thanks

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    1. Hi Sue! I bought mine at Walmart. They come in a small box of rings and lids and you can find them with the other canning supplies. I hope that helps! Good luck and let me know how it turns out:)

      Katie

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  58. I love this idea! Very clever! I'm sharing this with my "daughter"-in-law that now lives in Kansas! I feel sure she will want to make these with my three grandchildren. They love to make crafts! Thank you so much for sharing! I have to figure out how to follow you! :D

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  59. This is so cute! Some fall flowers in the center would make a very pretty table centerpiece too! Love this!

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  60. I painted the lids with metal paint I had on hand. It didn't take very long to do and I loved the results. Thanks for a great fun idea.

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  61. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your pumpkin! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/canning-lid-pumpkin/

    If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  62. OMG, this is so cute and you make it look so easy, BUT IT'S NOT!!!! I painted the lids on Friday, today is Monday and they are still not ready. I have even had a fan on them for two days! So I try to string them together anyway and half the paint came off (I used the exact Valspar paint you used), but I tie them together anyway. Again and again I tie them together! Not in a million years will mine spread out to look like a pumpkin! Two hours later, I gave up! HELP!! Tips for the brain dead please!

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    1. Hmmm, I wonder what went wrong. I know it was really hot and dry when I painted the lids but the paint still should have dried. I painted them out in the sun too. To get mine to spread out like a pumpkin, I put the cinnamon sticks in the middle first and spread the lids out around the sticks. I hate that it's so much trouble for you! I hope that helps:)

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  63. Fall is my favorite season, but we do not celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. It is generally difficult to find fall decorations that don't scream Halloween, but this is perfect! Not to mention the more canning jars you buy/use, the more the ring surplus begins to overrun the pantry. Thank you so much!

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  64. Loved this tutorial. Re-blogged here: http://www.pressprintparty.com/diy/charming-diy-pumpkin-decoration-tutorials/

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