Mason Jar Pumpkin


These simple mason jar pumpkins will add some light and fun to your Halloween decor.

Hello, I’m Amy and I blog at I absolutely love all holidays and I love to decorate for them too. But I struggle with where to store my decor.

Mason Jar pumpkin sitting next to candles and a skull with a plant in front.

We bought a shed last year to help store seasonal decor. But even with the shed and the garage, our storage is still very limited. So any decor that can be broken down, reused, or serve duel purposes is highly sought after.

I’ve seen mason jar pumpkins before, but wanted to give them a spin to allow me to use the mason jars the rest of the year and not have to store them. Enter this mason jar pumpkin.

mason jar sitting on a black table with black and orange tissue paper sitting next to it and a pumpkin face sitting on top.

How to Make a mason jar pumpkin

Create this adorable mason jar pumpkin for Halloween and then take it apart to use the mason jar the rest of the year!

2 mason jar pumpkins sitting next to each other with fake flowers in the background

What you need: 

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Supplies Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Mason Jar Pumpkin Tips:

Fluff the tissue paper

I wanted the mason jar pumpkins to light up, so I added a tea light. But if the tissue paper is too think, the light won’t shine through.

So in order to create the perfect hole for the light to sit, I grabbed the tissue paper in the middle and fluffed like I might when sticking tissue paper into the top of a bag.

Then stuck my hand into the middle of the fluffed up part I created and gently stuffed it into the mason jar.

a hand pushing orange tissue paper into a mason jar

This created a hole in the middle of the tissue paper, and helped the rest of the tissue paper stick to the edges of the jar.

top view of orange paper in a mason jar to show the hole in the center of the mason jar

This hole is where I dropped the tea light.

top view of orange tissue paper in a mason jar with a candle sitting in the center of the tissue paper.

Can i use hot glue on glass?

Absolutely! I would put the hot glue onto the paper first, and then stick the paper with the hot glue onto the glass mason jar.

hand holding a tiny triangle of black cardstock up to a hot glue gun

It will probably be fine applying glue directly onto the mason jar, but I wouldn’t for a few reasons.

First, anytime you’re putting something hot onto glass there is a possibility that it might break. The glue probably isn’t hot enough to break the glass, but if the tip of the hot glue gun accidentally hit the glass, it might be hot enough.

And even if the hot glue doesn’t break the glass, it might discolor it. You can use a low temp hot glue gun too and that would be fine to use directly on the glass.

Second, I found that the glass seemed to cool down the hot glue very quickly. So by putting it on the paper first, it makes sure that the glue is already stuck to the paper.

mason jar with orange tissue paper inside with one triangle on the right side

I find that hot glue cools quickly as it is, and I fumble especially if there are small pieces. Applying the hot glue to the paper first ensures that I’ll have that extra time and the glue won’t dry before I can get the pieces stuck together.

Mason Jar Pumpkin

Make these cute mason jar pumpkins to add some fun and light to your Halloween decor.
Work Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Keyword: Mason Jar, pumpkin, pumpkin crafts
Author: Amy Lanham
Cost: 5


  • 1 Cricut or scissors
  • 1 Hot Glue Gun


  • 2 Mason Jars with lids
  • 2 pieces Short Sticks
  • 2 pieces Orange Tissue Paper
  • 1 piece Black Cardstock
  • 2 Battery Operated Tea Lights


  • Use a Cricut or scissors to cut out two pumpkin faces 2 inches wide and 2 inches tall from the black cardstock. Triangle eyes, a little nose, and a mouth.
  • Fluff the tissue paper and place it into the mason jar, being sure to leave a hole to drop the tea light into.
  • Drop the tea light into the center of the tissue paper, gently push the tissue paper down so that the lid will go on the mason jar.
  • Use hot glue to attach the black cardstock eyes, nose, and mouth that was cut earlier onto the mason jar.
  • Finally use hot glue to attach the sticks onto the top of each mason jar. Display your mason jar pumpkins!
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2 mason jar pumpkins sitting next to each other with fake flowers in the background

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