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My friend had given me a couple bottles and I had planned to make poison bottles with them. But when I had so many bottles, I felt I should do something else with them too.
I’ve seen those cool metal pumpkins all over Pinterest and wanted to recreate that same feel. So I made some DIY pumpkins with the jars.
DIY Pumpkin Jars
These were so simple to make! Spaghetti sauce jars are perfect for this project! They’re a good size jar and easy to come by.
I like reusing things that would otherwise be thrown away whenever possible. It’s part of the way I stay sustainable and still do something that I love.
If you don’t have spaghetti sauce jars, you can try asking in your local Buy Nothing group. I love utilizing that group for projects as people in your area usually have whatever you need.
I wanted the pumpkins to look like they were glowing. First, I painted the jars completely gold, but I really only needed to paint the eyes and mouth area gold.
Once that dried, I took black paint and made the eyes, nose, and mouth for the pumpkin. I kept those areas gold and then painted the rest black.
- Paint Brushes
- Paint your jar gold, allow to dry.
- Outline the eyes, nose, and mouth in black paint. Leave the inside gold and paint the rest of the jar black.
- That's it!
That’s it! It was seriously the easiest little DIY and they came out super cute. Such a spooky detail to add to my mantel.
If you like these pumpkin jars, be sure to check out this DIY Christmas gnome treat jar!