Hey everyone, I’m Amanda, from Big Family Blessings, where life is a little chaotic and a lot of fun. Today my crew and I want to share a fun and easy fall craft with you.
Cooler days and falling leaves have my house feeling ready for fall. And of course, fall means pumpkins! So, when I opened a cabinet in the laundry room and noticed a shelf full of empty jars, I had an idea about turning a bunch of those jars into pumpkins. I’ve seen several painted jar pumpkins floating around Pinterest, but my kids wanted to help craft. Five kids painting glass jars screamed mess and disaster waiting to happen to me!
After sorting through the craft closet, we came up with these absolutely adorable and very kid-friendly DIY tissue paper pumpkin jars.
This craft is perfect for kids of all ages. From my 3-year old up to my tween, everyone enjoyed this craft. My littlest girl loved that she could paint glue and stick tissue paper just as well as her big sister.
Another really great thing about this craft is how easily you can use whatever you have on hand. Any size jar works. Aren’t these tiny baby food sized tissue paper pumpkin jars adorable?
Also, the possibilities for the pumpkin stem are endless. We happened to have scrap wood from replacing the floor molding in our house- any scrap piece of wood will do. Or, if you don’t have wood lying about try using an old drawer knob or even a thick branch from the yard!
- glass jar with lid
- orange tissue paper
- green felt
- green paint
- wood for pumpkin stem
Cut or tear orange tissue paper into small squares or pieces.
Paint a thick layer of clear drying glue (such as white school glue) on a small section of your jar.
Layer orange tissue paper pieces on top of the glue, overlapping as needed.
Paint glue on another section of the jar, slightly overlapping the previously applied tissue paper. Repeat until the entire jar is covered in orange tissue paper.
Paint a small amount of glue, as needed, on top of any pieces of tissue paper that aren’t laying flat to the jar.
While waiting for the glue to dry, paint the jar lid green and allow to dry.
Cut two leaves from the green felt.
Glue leaves and stem to the jar lid using your favorite craft glue.
There you go! All done. Weren’t these tissue paper pumpkin jars fun and easy?
As we say here in the south…Happy fall y’all!
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Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
Such a cute idea! My kids are really into glue right now – meaning they love crafts that involve glueing things. lol. Better the crafts than random glue around the house though! lol
LOVE those baby food jar pumpkins! They’re adorable!! I love this idea — and I think I could manage it, even with my limited craft skills. 🙂
Julie Cohn says
What a cute craft and perfect for younger children who may be too young to carve pumpkins!
Kelsey Apley says
What a fun craft to do! I know my nieces and nephews would absolutely love creating these. Thanks for the inspiration!
Ellen Christian says
That’s just super cute. We’ve decoupaged candle holders like this but never thought about jars.
Wow,very interesting crafts with beautiful clours. i will show it to my sisters ,there are good on creativity .
Thanks for the post.