DIY projects are popular any time of year, and Christmas time is no exception! When you can also repurpose materials you already have for a DIY project, well, that's a match made in handmade heaven!
Over the next few weeks we'll show you how you can repurpose mason jar rings and flat lids to make 3 simple DIY Christmas ornaments.
First up, how to make your own Double-Sided Mason Jar Ring Christmas Ornament!
Head over to our YouTube channel to see Marie show you how to make this style of ornament, or keep on reading for step-by-step instructions!
How to DIY Double-Sided Mason Jar Ring Christmas Ornaments
What you'll need:
- mason jar rings (used is great or purchase new)
- holiday themed scrapbooking paper
- jute twine or string (to hang ornaments)
- hot glue
Optional supplies (depending on how you want to embellish your ornaments):
- washi tape
- etc... get creative!
We recommend browsing thrift stores and looking for Christmas items that you can you repurpose as part of your mason jar lid ornaments. Dollar stores are also a great affordable resource for knick knacks to incorporate into your DIY ornaments.
Both regular and wide mouth mason jar lids and rings will work great as Christmas ornaments, so go with what you have or choose the size you like best.
Step 1: Cut the paper to fit inside the mason jar ring.
Use a flat lid as a template to trace the size of paper that you'll need to cut to fit inside the mason jar ring.
You'll want two circles of paper for the front and back of the ornament, as it will likely twist and turn once it's hung on a Christmas tree.
Stick with the same paper for each side OR use a different design on each side, it's up to you!
Step 2: Add embellishments to the paper.
Write a Christmas greeting, add some stickers or use stamps to embellish the paper.
Step 3: Glue the paper into the mason jar ring.
Using a hot glue gun, make a thin glue line along the inside edge of the mason jar ring, then gently press the paper into the ring.
Step 4: Tie on an ornament hanger.
Cut your twine/ribbon/rope so that it will fit around the mason jar ring and create a good sized loop to hang on a tree branch. Take the cut piece and loop it around the mason jar lid so that the remaining length is even on both ends. Tie a knot at the top so it stays tight around the ring. Tie a second knot to secure the ends and create a loop.
Repurposing things in unexpected ways is a great way to reduce waste in your home. DIY mason jar lid ornaments are fun and easy to create, and they make great gifts for family and friends this holiday season!
Flat canning lids can be reused in so many different ways even after you've eaten up all of your delicious homemade canned goods! Don't miss this blog post featuring 11 creative ways to reuse mason jar flats lids!
Come back to the blog for more DIY mason jar Christmas ornament ideas next week!
Don't forget to tag us on social @masonjarmerchant and show us your DIY mason jar lid ornaments!
Looking for already made Christmas ornaments?
We hand make various styles of Christmas ornaments and you can shop them here!