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EZ DIY FALL CRAFT IDEAS EASY CANNING JAR RING PUMPKIN First, string together about 22 wide-mouth canning jar rings, all going the same direction, and tied in a tight knot. Then, cut out a couple of leaves out of burlap, and brush each leaf with Mod Podge to stiffen the leaves and prevent the burlap from unraveling. Next, you can push some of the remaining burlap into the center of the pumpkin to give it a little substance. To finish it off, break a couple of the cinnamon sticks in half, and push them into the center of the pumpkin to form the stem and tucked the dried leaves alongside the stem. Voila! Super easy! Note: You can use used, rusty lids for that rustic look, or use new lids for a cleaner look, or you can spray paint the lids orange for the full pumpkin effect. FALL DECOR WITH HANGING MASON JARS Start by placing the votive inside your hanging mason jars. Then, add your vase filler of choice. You can use popping kernels, acorn filler, and mini pompinos. Slide your fillers into the jar, around your votive candle holder. You could use a piece of paper to create a funnel for the popcorn. To finish it off, just add your votive candles or tea lights, and you’re done! Note: It's a Pottery Barn hack at a much cheaper price, only takes 10 minutes to make, and you end up with a fabulous statement! CINNAMON STICK CANDLES This is such an easy craft that you’ll be able to do in less than 20 minutes! All you need are cinnamon sticks, candles, a rubber band, and some ribbon/twine. First, place your rubber band around your candle, and then place your cinnamon sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, you can vary the height and also whether the smooth or rough side of the cinnamon stick is facing out or toward the candle. Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done! KneppCo WHERE HELP IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER... LAWN CARE AND HOME MAINTENANCE P hone : 570-263-0642 NOW CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS Serving Clinton, Lycoming, and Centre Counties 18 Source: http://blupla.com. Lawn Care and Maintenance... HELP ON Landscaping and Hardscaping... THE Yard Cleanup...Exterior Painting... OUTSIDE: Tree Trimming...Deck Staining & more! Interior Painting... HELP ON Bathroom Repairs & Remodeling... THE Minor Electrical & Plumbing... INSIDE: Odd Jobs and more! Reliable Service...Reasonable Rates... Free Estimates...Fully Insured “Good News” -- September -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com PA038395