MAKE A MASONBAND PUMPKIN
Pumpkins don’t just grow in patches—this bumper crop is made from mason jar bands! A literary twist ties them into the party theme. Here’s how to make your own:
STEP 1 Collect approximately 20 mason jar bands for each pumpkin. (This could be more or less depending on the size of pumpkin you want to make.) Also gather spray paint, book pages, scissors, double-sided tape, twine, Spanish moss, and sticks or small tree branches.
STEP 2 Spray paint the bands to your desired color and let dry.
STEP 3 While the paint on the bands is drying, cut book pages into strips the width of the bands. Using double-sided tape, adhere the book-page strips around the bands.
STEP 4 Thread a length of twine through the center of each band; allow yourself a long tail of twine. Once all the bands are on the twine, tie the twine ends together tightly, forming a circle. Tuck the knot inside the bands to hide it.
STEP 5 Place a handful of Spanish moss in the center of the pumpkin and insert a stick for a stem.