Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pinspiration: Canning Lid Pumpkin

Last week I said I would share another pumpkin project that looked great on my chippy chair.  Unlike my paint chip pumpkins, I can take no credit for this DIY brilliance.

Canning Lid Pumpkin Square Banner WM

This pinspired pumpkin project (say that three times fast!) is thanks to Kristin of Simply Klassic Home’s amazing “junkin’ pumpkin" that has been all over Pinterest and blogs lately. 

When she originally posted this pumpkin I was so inspired that I dug out my zinc lids from the mason jars I rescued last summer and had my own canning jar lid pumpkin in less than 5 minutes. 

Go visit her site to find out how you can make one, too!

Canning Lid Pumpkin On Chair 1 WM

Canning jar lids + twine = perfection!

Canning Lid Pumpkin Zoom WM

To make the rustic stem I simply folded twine back and forth until it was thick enough and then wrapped the twine around it to hold it together.

Canning Lid Pumpkin Tilted WM

Then, I just tucked it into the space in the center and tweaked it to give it a bent stem shape.

Canning Lid Pumpkin Above WM

I told you it looked good on my chippy chair!

{Thank you for the pinspiration, Kristin!}

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P.S. Are your canning lids gold coloured? You could always create a faux-zinc finish like this one with acrylic paint! You’ll be seeing a sign that I made for the cottage using this finish soon!

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  1. Ca-ute!! Love its rusticity and simplicity. Pinterest is sent from heaven if you ask me....

  2. Fun project - thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

  3. I love this! I had seen Donna @ Funky Junk's wreath made with the rings, but not a pumpkin. I never thought about keeping the old rusted lids I have, but have since started hanging on. I'm definitely pinning this! Cute & easy, my kind of project!

  4. Claire, I must say this must be one of the most creative pumpkins I have seen in my life!!!!!!
    Trying now to find some old lids to totally and openly copy you!

    God Bless
    ps: your blog is amusing, lovely!

  5. Love this idea!!! Fabulous photos too.


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