This cute, repurpose craft project makes great use of old canning jar rings. In fact, the rustier the rings, the cuter this pumpkin looks.
(See the next photo
30 standard size, rusty canning jar rings
5 taper candles in varying heights:
(We used 3 orange and 2 navy blue candles)
1 thick rubber band
1 heat resistant plate
1. Thread canning jar rings onto the twine and fashion into a circle while adding. Tie twine into a taut knot and cut off excess.
2. Gather taper candles together and place a heavy duty rubber band around the bottom of the candles to hold them firmly together.
3. Ease the candle cluster down into the center opening. The candles should fit very snuggly in the center, to keep erect. Adjust the number of candles used, if necessary to ensure that the candles stand straight up, without leaning!
4. Place the pumpkin candleholder on a heat resistance plate before lighting candles to catch wax as it melts. Never leave lit candles unattended. Place out of reach of young children when lit.
You can dress up your pumpkin candleholder by placing it on a footed cake stand as shown in the first photo, at the top of this article. It is displayed on a vintage, cobalt blue cake stand.
Set the pumpkin on an enamelware or spongeware plate for a rustic country presentation. (see photo at left.)
--To make this a child-friendly project, instead of using candles, place glow-in-the-dark sticks in the center. Then, you can safely place these glowing pumpkins outside to light the way for your night time guests.
--This pumpkin also looks very cute with cinnamon sticks in the center and burlap leaves, instead of candles, if you prefer. Here's a link with directions. http://sevenclowncircus.com/2012/09/mason-jar-lid-pumpkin-diy-craft.html
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