Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
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Extra canning jar rings and recycled Christmas cards can be turned into whimsical Christmas ornaments! These adorable ornaments would make great teacher or neighbor gifts, so get busy making some of these for everyone you know!

You will need

  • Recycled Christmas cards
  • 2 mason (canning) jar rings
  • Scissors
  • Instant grab glue (we use Beacon's 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue)
  • Handful of cotton batting (fabric scraps, cotton balls, anything similar will do)
  • Fold top sandwich bag or plastic wrap
  • Electrical tape
  • 24" piece of twine
  • Mod Podge or white craft glue
  • Small paint brush
  • Scrap strip of fabric

What you do

Place Christmas card on work surface and position the jar ring over the card so that you can see the design through the ring. When you have it where you want it, use a pencil to trace around the ring.

1

Cut the circle out of the card. You will need to trim the outside of the circle until it fits inside the ring.

2

Remove the circle from the ring temporarily. Pipe the inside rim of the ring with instant grab glue. Place the circle back into the ring and gently press the edges into the glue. Repeat this process for the second ring.

3

Place a handful of cotton batting inside the sandwich bag. Squeeze out the air, twist the top of the bag to close and secure it with a piece of the electrical tape.

4

Place the cotton batting bag in between the two rings, pictures facing out. Sandwich the two rings together and pipe instant grab glue all the way around, securing the two rings together. You may need to hold the rings together for a minute or so as the glue grabs.

6

To make the ornament more secure, wrap electrical tape around the ornament where the two rings meet.

7

Cut a strip of fabric to fit around the outside of the ornament. We used some gingham fabric (from boxer shorts!) and frayed the edges a bit. Next, add a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue onto the black tap, then press the fabric onto the glue.

8

Try to join the ends of the fabric at the bottom of the ornament where they won't be seen. Add a dab of Mod Podge at the seam where the two ends meet.

9

Tie the twine around the outside of the ornament, making sure to tie the knot at the top where you want it to hang from. Tie a knot at the top of the ornament to secure the twine then from the two loose ends, tie at the top to create the hanger. Secure the twine with a bit of instant grab glue and let dry.

10

Hang in your tree!

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This project created for Craftown.com by Amanda Formaro. Copyright Moab Group LLC and Craftown.com