Canning Lid Pumpkin Craft

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Make this cute canning lid pumpkin craft this fall to decorate for the season.

Transform metal canning jar lids from the kitchen section of the Dollar Store, or your favorite big box store into fun pumpkins.

If you love this fun pumpkin craft, you’ll also want to make these pumpkins out of canning rings too!

I’m showing you how to attach a block to the back of the pumpkin so it will stand up in your fall decor display. Another great idea would be attaching a magnet instead of a block to the back of your pumpkin.

How to Make a Pumpkin with Canning Jar Lids


  • Metal Canning Jar Lids (you need 3 lids per pumpkin)
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Ribbon and Twine Scraps
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or your favorite craft adhesive)
  • Wood Stems
  • Tumbling Tower Game Pieces (or a scrap piece of wood)
  • Brown Craft Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


In a well ventilated are (or outside) coat the metal canning jar lids with orange spray paint.

Use several light layers instead of one heavy layer of paint. Set the lids aside to dry.

Once the lids are dry, position three of the canning jar lids to create a pumpkin shape.

Remove the top lid and attach the bottom two lids together with craft glue.

If using a glue gun, hold in place until glue cools completely.

You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry. 

Attach the third canning jar lid to the top center of the previous two lids.

Protect your work surface with a paper towel or newspaper, dip a paint brush in brown acrylic craft paint mixed with a little water, then flick on the surface of the pumpkin to create a splatter effect. Set the lids aside to dry.

Once dry, flip the pumpkin over and attach a wooden stem to the top center with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Glue together two tumbling tower wooden game pieces for each pumpkin to create a stand. Attach the stand to the back bottom center of the pumpkin with a glue gun and glue sticks. Hold in place until glue cools completely.

Measure and cut assorted green ribbons, twine, and trims into six-inch sections. Tie the assorted trims in a knot to create a leaf bundle for your pumpkins.


To finish, attach the ribbons to the front center of the wooden stem with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Change things up by creating a variety of colors of Canning Jar Lid Pumpkins.

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