Leftovers With Annie: Mason Jar Pumpkin

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Leftovers with Annie is a weekly series where our host, Annie, gets a mystery product in a bag and challenged to use it in the home.

Leftovers With Annie: Mason Jar Pumpkin

Get those leftover paint cans out of your home and use them in your decor!


Step 1

In a well-ventilated area, gather your supplies to be spray painted. Continue to spray your clean 24 canning lids and 24 caps with a combination paint and primer in one.

Step 2

While your lids and caps have are drying up to 1 hour, gather your twin and plug in your hot glue gun.  With the dry lids, start threading them through a 2 foot length of twine. Make sure you pull them through the twine facing the same direction. Pull the thread tight in the shape of a circle to make the pumpkin shape.

Step 3

With the twine pulled tight, make a knot to keep the lids from falling out of the pumpkin shape. The lids should now look more like a pumpkin.  Feel free to add in a cinnamon stick as a top, a spring as a vine and add in personality!

Products Featured:

Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint 
Canning Jar Lids 
Hot Glue Gun 
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