These DIY Painted Mason Jar Pumpkins are gorgeous country chic fall decor and so easy to make! You’ll use them year after year!
Pumpkin Mason Jars
I’m on a mason jar kick this fall — they’re such a versatile crafting supply! We’ve already made these falling leaves “snow globes” and have a true mason jar snow globe idea planned for closer to Christmas. Stay tuned!
Whenever I go to Target or Hobby Lobby, I’m SO tempted to buy all of the gorgeous fall decor items. Seriously, I would bring them all home if I could, but my bank account would not appreciate it!
Instead, I’ve been making my own fall decorations, which has been a lot of fun (and a bit more budget friendly too).
These mason jar pumpkins are super easy to make, and I just love how simple, but chic they look nestled on a bookshelf or end table. They even make a unique centerpiece for Thanksgiving!
Keep reading for a full supply list, video instructions, and tips!
(makes 3 mason jar pumpkins)
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- Glass mason jars, 3 different sizes with lids
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in “Heritage” Orange
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in “Lace”
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in “Hauser Medium Green”
- 3 wine corks
- Glue gun and clear hot glue sticks
- Artificial ivy leaves
- Decorative jute ribbon or twine
How to Make Painted Mason Jar Pumpkins
First, watch our video tutorial below to see how we made our mason jar pumpkins, then keep reading for photo step by step directions.
TIP: Protect your work surface with a sheet of newspaper or other drop sheet.
First, clean mason jars and dry thoroughly. Remove the lids and set aside.
Choose one jar to be your dark orange pumpkin. Use Americana Decor Chalky Paint in “Heritage” to coat the surface of this jar, leaving the rim unpainted so you’ll be able to put the lid back on later. Apply two coats if needed, to achieve an even color.
TIP: You can also make your own orange chalk paint (like we did in the video above) by mixing regular orange acrylic craft paint with white chalk paint. Use just a little bit of white for your dark orange pumpkin, as you’ll use a 50-50 ratio for the light orange pumpkin.
Select another jar to be your light orange pumpkin. For this color, mix equal amounts of Americana Decor Chalky Paint in “Heritage” (orange) and “Lace” (white), then paint the surface of the mason jar. Be sure to leave the top rimmed section unpainted.
Use the remaining mason jar for your white pumpkin. Dip brush in Americana Decor Chalky Paint “Lace” color and coat the entire surface of the jar, except for the rim.
Allow jars to dry and apply a second coat of paint if needed.
While jars are drying, paint all of the lids with green acrylic craft paint. Allow to dry and add a second coat if needed.
Cut a small trimming of the artificial leafy foliage (we used artificial ivy).
Heat up hot glue gun and apply a good amount of glue to the bottom of a wine cork. Working quickly and carefully, press the wine cork onto the center of the lid and hold in place until glue is dry.
Apply a small line of glue along one side of the base of the wine cork and carefully attach the foliage.
Place your lid back on the mason jar.
Finally, tie a piece of twine or jute ribbon around the base of the wine cork (we used about 6-8″ of ribbon).
Be sure to pin our painted pumpkin jars on Pinterest:
More of our favorite fall crafts:
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Last updated on October 7th, 2018 at 05:56 pm