Are y'all ready for the Falliday season?? This is the time of year that the weather gets absolutely perfect here in Germany. It is warm but crisp, the villages start to smell of wood burning fires, and the trees are aflame of vibrant colors. The sun gives off a beautiful golden hue and the wine festivals begin to call my name. I LOVE FALL in Europe, or anywhere for that matter. Anyhow, before I head off to the largest wine festival in the world, I wanted to show you a super simple DIY project, that you can do this weekend! There are many different variations of this floating around the internet and I wanted to share my version with you. The Industrial-glam, wine lover's version (if you aren't a wine lover I have other options for you). The best part about these industrial pumpkins is that they can be made with all things that you have lying around your house and yard and they won't rot if they sit out through Thanksgiving. I am excited that I will have them for the next few years.
Grab a bunch of rings from mason jar lids, I found that 16 per pumpkin works out quite nicely. I wish I could find large mason jars here, so I could do different sized pumpkins, but I will have to make do with what I have. A bunch of little pumpkins will suffice for now.
Paint the jar rings your desired color. I left half silver and rub n' buffed the other half gold since I have both silver and gold in our barn.
I placed them on twine in alternating colors and tied them off.
Once it is tied, cut the ends of your twine off and shift the lid rings to make a beautiful pumpkin shape. Hot glue moss and a cork in the center to create the "pumpkin" stem. A branch or real pumpkin stem will work in place of a cork. Voila! Shazaam! Kabooyah! Easy, Peasy!
It is simple folks... So simple. If you don't have canning jars at home or moss in your yard, you can find the lids at a Walmart or grocery store and the moss at any craft store.
Once your pumpkins are done, spend a stupid amount of time arranging them on old books and around candles and type writers.
What do you think of my Industrial, glam, wine-o pumpkins??
I am off to fest it up!
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