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Published on November 6th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Sweet Pumpkin Mason Jars

Last year I got a bit obsessed with mason jars.

I have always saved my empty food jars to recycle into fun decor, but mason jars are just so cute and there is always something fun you can do with them.

Recycled jars are nice to use, but something that tickles me is that with a mason jar you can open the lid and take it out partially to have an open top.

I love making jars that look like something. With fall coming up , I wanted to create something like my Apple Jars I created last year, but different.

 

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These jars were really easy to create and put together. What a nice treat for your office colleagues or a teacher for fall.

I really like that you can fill them with candy, and when they are empty, replace the lid and use them as decor pieces! How fun!

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Remove the inside lid and fill with treats for a sweet little candy jar. Also great for paper clips or even in the bathroom as a qtip or cotton ball holder.

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I don’t have photos of these jars being painted. too many fumes! But really all I did was to buy a brown and orange spray paint, and two small mason jars.

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Paint the lid pieces separately, then put together with the bottom of the jar. I used some sandpaper to shabby the jars a bit. What I loved was the dust of the brown paint added detail low lights to the orange jar. So I sprayed the jar with a clear matte spray to keep that brown on the jar.

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For the lids, I used a cork cut in half with an exacto knife. I hot glued that to the lid in the center, then added two fabric leaves ( dollar store floral section pieces) and some Sphagnum Moss in a lovely bright green, all with my trusty hot glue gun.

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I tied a little thick twine around the jar, and pulled out some coffee stained tags and hand wrote on them. Then put them on the twine and tied it around the jar.

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Super fast project once you get them painted.

Make a bunch to add around your home or give away!

Enjoy!

kris



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