Introduction: Pumpkin Pedestal

About: I am an artist, author, and collector of smiling frogs.

Here's a quick and easy way to create a display that can change with the seasons.


Mason jar with lid

plastic tray - (Dollar store)

clear permanent bond glue

small paintbrush

small seasonal objects - I used plastic pumpkins

1 artificial jack-o-lantern

artificial fall leaves

Step 1: Apply Glue to Metal Band

Using the wooden end of a paintbrush, apply glue onto the inside rim of the band.

Step 2: Glue the Lid

Flip the lid over so that the lid's writing is on the inside of the band as shown.

Press the lid firmly into the glue on the band. Allow glue to dry.

Step 3: Fill the Mason Jar

Fill the jar with small plastic pumpkins or whatever seasonal objects you choose.

Screw the prepared lid onto the jar.

Step 4: Gluing the Tray

Apply a liberal amount of glue onto the top of the lid.

Center the plastic tray onto the lid and press firmly until the glue is set.

Allow to completely dry.

Step 5: Decorate

To finish this project, add an artificial jack-o-lantern and artificial leaves as shown in the introduction picture.

The Pumpkin Pedestal is also a great way to display homemade treats.

To change out the Mason jar's contents, simply unscrew the lid attached to the tray, empty the jar, and add new objects to fit the season.

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