I have seen these on line for too long, so this year I finally made one!!
Jar Lid Pumpkin Wall Hanging
I love how this turend out but I learned a lot about what not to do.
I used Ceramacoat terra cotta colors. Sadly, the camera didn't pick up the same shade in each shot. But once painted, I shellaced them I used Gorilla Glue. Good glue, but for the time I waited, I would have used another type.
Once the glue was set 24 hours later, I got to the simple things.
The mistake I made was not using smaller can lids. This would have allowed me to set the lids next to each other instead of having to put the two in the back ground next to each other, then the third one on top. This was very hard to glue. Live and learn.
I love buttons. So when this was almost complete, I make a button look like it was sewn on, by doing this with the twice and a good darning needle. If you have a four-hole button, this works perfectly.
You want to have the button front facing you, and insert your twine on any of the holes. Once you have done that, you insert it from the back on a hole to the right or left of the one you started with. Then thread it across to the opposite hole and into the back, then up through the last hole.
This gives you a twine in the opposite hole you began with, so you can tie the tails in a knot. Trim the ends and glue to the center of the can lid.
Use the glue gun to add some faux fall foliage and a string to the back to hang it with and you are golden.
Enjoy this fun project.
- 3 can lids (Had at home)
- Gorilla Glue (Ace Hardware)
- Ceramacoat Paint/Terra Cotta (Had at home)
- Twine (Dollar Tree)
- Faux Foliage (Dollar Tree)
- Scissors (Had at home)
- Button (Had at home)
- Hot glue gun (Had at home)
- Shellac (Dollar General)
- Paint Brushes (Had at home)