Pumpkin Jar with American Home™ by Yankee Candle Brand

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An Easy Fall Craft for Home Decor, Pumpkin Jar Tutorial with American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand at thebensonstreet.com

I feel like the adjustment to having a new baby has been a little crazy. Sometimes I’m not sure if I am remembering anything, but it is all worth it. I feel like I head out to Wal-Mart just about every other day. On one of my recent trips I was excited to find out that there is a new American Home by Yankee Candle® line.

American Home™ by Yankee Candle® at thebensonstreet.com

I spent about ten minutes smelling all the fragrances in the Home and Candle area of the store. I remember my mom always burning candles as a child and knew I wanted to have that tradition in my home too, but what to do with the empty jars? I did some thinking and created this adorable pumpkin jar tutorial. Perfect for gifting, decorating and more. Plus, the prices were great. I purchased a couple of the medium apothecary jars for $10.93 and the large apothecary jars for $14.93.  And some fragrance beads to give them a try. At $3.43 I couldn’t pass them up!

American Home™ by Yankee Candle® from Walmart at thebensonstreet.com

Always follow the instructions for use to a tee! After using a candle until it is gone, an adorable jar remains with endless possibilities, like this pumpkin jar.

To make this pumpkin jar tutorial you will need:

  • An Empty American Home by Yankee Candle® Jar
  • Brown and Orange Spray Paint
  • Green Baker’s Twine
  • Rubbing Alcohol

What to do with an empty candle jar at thebensonstreet.com

To get your jar all nice and clean remove any remaining wax by putting jar in the freezer for an hour or so and then use a knife to chip away excess wax. Then clean the jar with rubbing alcohol inside. Remove the stickers on the outside using rubbing alcohol or Goo Gone. Dry jar completely.

Create a cute pumpkin craft out of an empty candle jar at thebensonstreet.com

Using a cardboard box or newspaper to protect your work area, spray paint the lid with brown spray paint (or green if you prefer a green stem) to become the pumpkin stem. Paint using several light coats. Allow each coat to dry for about 20 minutes before spraying another coat.

Cute Pumpkin Jar Idea at thebensonstreet.com

Repeat the same process with the orange spray paint on the jar. Then allow the jar and lid to dry for 24 hours before handling.

Cute and fun fall craft idea at thebensonstreet.com

When dry the jar should look like this. Now to add a fun little touch.

Cute Tutorial for a Fall Craft at thebensonstreet.com

Grab some green and white baker’s twine or just regular twine.

Adorable Pumpkin Jar Craft at thebensonstreet.com

Wrap it around the lid about three times and then begin to tie a bow.

Pumpkin Jar out of an empty Candle Jar. Such a fun and cute fall idea at thebensonstreet.com

Complete the bow and the jar is done!!! It is perfect to sit on a mantle, entry table or to use as a gift.

American Home™ by Yankee Candle® Fun jar tutorial at thebensonstreet.com

I love that I can enjoy the fragrances of American Home by Yankee Candle® and then upcycle the adorable apothecary jars.

Easy and fun Fall Decor Idea using an empty American Home™ by Yankee Candle® jar at thebensonstreet.com

I paired my new pumpkin jar with some vintage books and fall leaves on my entry way table.

Adorable pumpkin jar that is so easy to make at thebensonstreet.com

What is your favorite fragrance in the new American Home by Yankee Candle® line?

Pumpkin Jar Tutorial using an empty American Home™ by Yankee Candle® jar. Find out how to make this cute idea at thebensonstreet.com


Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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