Dress up inexpensive Mason jars for fall with paint and twigs from the yard to make these DIY pumpkin jars.
In fact, they are just about the only decor I use!
I have collected them in all shapes and sizes, and in all different types of media.
I also love to come up with ideas to create them from scratch for some unique home decor!
There have been a lot of cute painted Mason jar vases around the blogosphere.
I thought an orange one with a green lid would make for an adorable pumpkin!
Let me show you how I made my DIY pumpkin jars.
I found this paint at Hobby Lobby next to their glass section.
It wasn’t expensive so I thought I would give it a try since it says its specifically for painting glass.
Multi-surface paint (affiliate link) is another great paint for glass.
I applied 2-3 coats of paint (until I had the coverage I wanted) allowing each coat to dry before moving on to the next.
After the paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded the jar with a metal file.
I focused mainly on the raised images on the jar so they would show through.
I also used it last month on my jack-o-lantern treat jars.
Rummage around the yard for a fairly thick stick on the ground.
Cut the stick into three pieces leaving the bottom flat and angling the top.
Give the pieces a good sanding to smooth the edges and get the dirt off.
Then bake the sticks in oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours to kill any bugs or parasites that might be in the wood.
I hot glued the sticks to the lids to act as the pumpkin stems.
Use raffia to tie a knot around the base of the stems.
It covers up any imperfections where the stem meets the lid.
I love the rustic look they have.
And now I have more pumpkins to use in my fall decor!
I think a snowman Mason jar may be in order next.
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This post was originally shared November, 2013.
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