Canning Ring Pumpkins

The kids are back in school and that means summer is over and it’s time to break out the fall décor.

With pumpkin everything being all the rage, I wanted to try my hand at something new.

This craft is super simple and took less than 30 minutes to complete.

Both pumpkins cost me a total of $6 because I had everything on hand except the cinnamon sticks.

pumpkin 1

You will need:

Canning rings

(I used 24 for the white pumpkin and 18 for the rustic pumpkin)

String

Hot glue gun

Cinnamon sticks or small sticks

Burlap for the leaves

 

For the book pumpkin you will also need:

White spray paint

(I prefer Rust-Oleum Heirloom White)

Small strips of paper from an old book

 

pumpkin 2

 

To begin:

Run a string through the center of each canning ring. Make sure all rings are facing the same direction.

Tie the ends tightly together to form a circle.

With the string hidden inside the ring, you now have a pumpkin shape.

Apply 2-3 coats of spray paint to the circle of rings.

After the paint has dried completely, add the paper strips you cut.

Starting on the top of each ring, hot glue one end of each paper strip to the inside of the pumpkin.

Next hot glue the other end of the paper strip to the bottom of the pumpkin.

To add a stem –

Group together several cinnamon sticks. They should be wide enough to fit snugly in the “hole” of your pumpkin.

Add a generous amount of hot glue to one end of the cluster of cinnamon sticks.

Immediately insert them into the center of your pumpkin.

And finally cut a few leaf shapes from burlap or extra fabric you may have around and attach them to the cinnamon stick stem with a dab of hot glue.

 

And there you have it.

Your very own canning ring pumpkin.

 

pumpkin 3

 

To make the rustic looking pumpkin follow all the same steps as above.

However instead of white paint I sprayed the shiny metal canning rings with a coat of brushed metallic paint.

(I prefer Krylon Nickel)

After it dries use a smooth sheet of sandpaper to “distress” the rings.

Add your stem and burlap leaves and you’re done.

 

pumpkin 4

 

Cute new fall décor with hardly any time or money spent!

 

Which one are you going to make?