Howdy and happy holiday season!Can you believe it’s December already? You know what that means. It’s time to get crackin’ on Christmas! Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I kick started mine this week. Come on in for a quick tutorial on how to make my canning jar lid Christmas ornaments! That’s whats round and silver with a hole in it, but not for long!
Before I show you my how-to for these adorable ornaments, I have to tell you how I was inspired to make some for myself. It was Meg’s darling embroidery hoop ornaments that she made for her wooden Advent Christmas tree from our Dec/Jan issue ” Magic Happens”. Have you gobbled yours up yet?
I love to create with things I already have in my stash. I had oodles of canning jar lids left over from all the mason jar bouquets I made this past summer. I knew I would find a use for them eventually! I thought it would be fun to make something with a rustic farmhouse/chic vibe so I decided on a printed burlap for the decorative centers.
I found this darling printed burlap stack in the scrap booking section of JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store and had to have it! I love the woods-y, winter-y look and feel of it.
Once I had the fabric picked out I went looking for some holiday sparkle to bling things up a bit.
These pretty snowflake-y looking stickers are from Martha Stewart’s collection. They’re called Doily and Gemstones. It doesn’t get any more farmgirl than that!
Once you have all of your supplies together these little darlings go together pretty quickly.
Supplies: canning jar lids, glue gun, scissors, twine, fabric or paper.
*This would be a great crafting project to do with your children or grandchildren but they should be old enough to handle a glue gun on their own.
To begin choose a sheet of fabric, paper (or as in this case, printed burlap ) and trace a circle around the outside of your mason jar lid on the backside of your fabric.
Cut out your circles a little on the inside of the line you drew ( see below ) to allow a snug fit inside the bottom of the lid. If you cut on the line they will be too big and won’t fit.
Cut out as many circles as you have mason jars. Before you glue the centers inside, tie the twine around the lids tightly and make a knot leaving enough length on either side to tie another knot at the ends which will form a circle and allow you to hang your ornament.
* Cut twine about 12 inches long for each ornament.
Now that the twine is secured you can glue in the centers. Place 4 dots evenly around the circle on the front side of the fabric. (see below )
Carefully turn it over ( watch out for the hot glue ) and press it down inside the back of the lid. (see below )
When your centers are all glued in you can add the SPARKLE!
These were so simple to make and just think how cute they’ll be on the Christmas tree with tiny twinkling lights bouncing off the reflective metal rings.
Are you decorating any mason jars for gift giving this year? That’s always a fun craft too. I had some leftover goodies so I decorated a jar to keep my twine in too!
Until our next shoreline visit~ Here’s wishing you all the crafty fun you can get your hands on and plenty of time with your loved ones this holiday season.
BEACH BLESSINGS AND MUCH LOVE,
Deb, the Beach Farmgirl
PS. Wait a sec! I want to thank all of you who stopped by to enter my note card giveaway! I loved reading your sentiments on snail mail. You are all just so awesome..
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My handmade note cards and individual flower photos are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop, Dandelion House Days.