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November 08 2016 @ 06:00 am
Thankful Day 8: Canning Ring Pumpkin  
I guess I should be grateful for my aunt's inability to throw stuff out. She has a lot of extra and scuffed up canning rings which she didn't think she'd use for anything so she let me have them. So I'm grateful for her clutter. LOL

I saw these last year and wanted to make them but never did it even though they are really easy to make.

Canning Rings
Yard or Ribbon
Cinnamon Sticks or Candles or something else for the center
Orange Spray Paint (Optional)


  1. If you are feeling so inclined you can spray paint all the rings orange for more of a pumpkin look. I like the rustic look so I didn't do it.

  2. Cut a long piece of ribbon or yarn (a foot maybe).

  3. Slide rings onto ribbon all going same direction.

  4. Tie together tightly. Cut off remaining ribbon.

  5. Fan out the rings as evenly as possible.

  6. Add your sticks, cinnamon sticks or candle to the center to secure pumpkin shape.

They store pretty easily for the next holiday season though be careful not to crush the metal out of it's shape. So easy and so fun. I made two and I'm thinking I'll give one to the aunt since she doesn't throw out anything. LOL

What are you grateful for today?

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tracyj23tracyj23 on November 8th, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC)
Cool! I don't have any canning rings but it's a neat idea. Maybe I have something else I can use that's similar ... mind you, I throw everything out. *lol*
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Aladdin - Genie Applausesireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
You can actually buy them for relatively cheap so if you were making these for a gift idea... so cheap.

LOL Yes, so do I so that is why I was grateful my aunt doesn't.
tracyj23tracyj23 on November 15th, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Cool. I think I"ll give it a go. Thanks for the idea!
Kaylee Winchester: Supernatural - Dean Smileroguem on November 10th, 2016 09:52 am (UTC)
That's so cool! I love it.
Not sure we have canning rings like that over here, but if I find some I'm def making this.
Jill aka Jo: FF: Zoe badasssireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
I think rings of any kind would work but around here our family does a lot of canning and this canning and mason jar thing is a big decoration fad right now.
Angelserenitysangel on November 10th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
There are some really simply yet effective and pretty ideas for decorations out there.
Jill aka Jo: 12M: Cassiesireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
There really are. I love things that are so easy but make it look like you tried really hard.