i should be mopping the floor: Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

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To crafters, it's never *too* early to get your holiday game plan in line. Today, I'm sharing some DIY Mason Jar Lid Ornaments that will look darling on your Christmas tree...they come with six free printable inserts for you to use, as well. This is a craft that can be created with simple household items (who doesn't have a couple of mason jars stashed in their cabinets?). And there are LOTS of handmade ornament ideas from my friends in this post, too.

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
This is one of my favorite times of the year...fall fun all around, with the holidays on the horizon. And as a crafter, I'm already trying to get ahead and get a few things done before the Christmas season rolls around. These Mason Jar Lid Ornaments are the perfect little addition to your tree this year. You can customize them with extra embellishments to make them totally YOU, too. See my complete tutorial (and grab the free printable inserts) below.

Christmas Ornament Ideas
And today is also a fabulous hop with all of my favorite bloggers. We've all got some lovely handmade ornament tutorials to share with you. If you remember, I participated in this last year with a tutorial for my Handmade Jute Ornament (it was just featured in this month's Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine). I have all of the links to this year's participants towards the bottom of this post.



Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Craft
I originally intended for these ornaments to be totally embellished with all the greens and reds (and sparkles!) of the holiday season. But, after they came together, I felt like there was some beauty in the simple, non-embellished version, too. You can see the difference above. 

I created six fun designs that you can print and use inside your mason jar lid ornaments. They include a candy cane, a set of holiday bells, Santa, a snowman, a poinsettia, and a Santa hat. Each watercolor design is on top of a neutral buffalo check backdrop. 

Christmas Ornament Supplies

Supplies for Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

  • mason jar lids (you'll only need the ring parts)
    • my rings were three inches wide and the insert part measures 2.75"
  • circular Christmas prints (download here or below, the Dropbox link is below if this link doesn't work for you)
  • festive baker's twine for your hanger (I grabbed the red, green, and white twine here on Amazon)
  • greenery and ribbon for embellishment (optional)
Also needed (but not pictured):
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • scissors
Printable Christmas Ornaments

  • You can download these circular inserts here. They print with these six designs on one sheet.
  • If the above link doesn't work, try the alternate Dropbox link here.

Assembling Your Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Mason Jar Ornaments

  • After you print out your inserts, cut them out along their edges.
  • I found it easiest to pop the insert into the mason jar ring (image facing outward) and then add the hot glue on top of the backside along the edge...to kind of "seal" it in (see image above).

Printable Ornaments

  • Once your insert is glued in (and cooled), cut about 3" of your twine, loop, and glue it inside your mason jar ring (make sure it's at the top of the image, so your ornament hangs correctly).

Easy Printable Ornaments
Flipped over, you can see that they look really cute, as is. But, feel free to take them a step further and add embellishments.

Supplies for Christmas Ornaments
To embellish, simply hot glue small sprigs of faux holiday greenery around the edge of your mason jar ring. I also added a small bow at the top of mine with wire-edged holiday ribbon from the craft store.

Vintage Santa Ornament
Embellished or plain, these are a fun way to add a little vintage charm to your tree. I think the Santa design may be my favorite one.

Buffalo Check Christmas Ornament


More Handmade Ornaments You'll Love:

As I mentioned, this is our yearly 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments blog hop with some of my favorite bloggers. Find all of their beautiful creations (with complete tutorials) through their links below.

Christmas Ornament Crafts

Hoping our hop inspires your Christmas crafting as we get into that time of the year. Merry, merry, y'all!
Candy Cane Ornament
Let me know what you prefer: plain or embellished?



Free Printable Holiday Ornaments

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25 comments:

  1. Can you buy the lids by themselves?

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    1. Hi Debbie-- Yes, actually the Ball brand (which is what I used) sells the ring lids on their own in many grocery stores and on Amazon. Hope this helps! xoxo

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  2. This is super cute! Creative idea, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate that. xoxo

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  3. These are adorable, Kristi! I love the designs you made and how easy this ornament is to make. They would also be great to tie onto a Christmas package along with a bow.

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! And yes, that's such a great idea!

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  4. Seriously, both ways are so cute, Kristi! You made it so easy for us to make them with your printable and fab tutorial. Congrats on being featured in the magazine. How fun that it was your ornament from last year's blog hop!! It's wonderful to have you joining us again! Love your creativity and your heart! xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane! I really appreciate all of the hard work you put into organizing this event...your Christmas creativity is such an inspiration to us all! xoxo

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  5. These are so cute, Kristi! I love the gingham background and the vintage look of your ornaments. They'd be perfect for so many Christmas crafts.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary Beth! I really appreciate that. xoxo

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  6. You can find the lids, Golden Harvest brand, at the Dollar General Store for around $1.25 a dozen. Also check yard sales, flea markets, or estate sales. Lots of luck!!! These ornaments are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! That's a great tip. Will be on the lookout for sure.

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  7. These are fantastic! I absolutely love the printable designs and they make it so easy to make the ornaments! Love!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carrie! I really appreciate that. xoxo

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  8. These are so sweet! I love getting creative with mason jar lids!! Homespun and delightful - thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us on this hop!!! xoxo, Jennifer

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I appreciate your sweet words. This hop is always my fave! xoxo

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  9. I absolutely love how these turned out! They are so sweet and how fun to use mason jar lids! Genious!
    Thanks for this lovely inspiration!
    hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Camila! Your words are so appreciated! xoxo

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  10. Super duper cute, friend! I love the graphics you created too. Happy Holidays to you and the family. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly!! I really appreciate it. Hoping you all have a lovely holiday season in your new digs! xoxo

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  11. Cute cute CUTE! Love ornaments and of course the free printables!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cristina! Really appreciate your sweet words! xoxo

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  12. I might afix the design to a lid and then attach lid and embellished ring to a mason jar filled with what knots for a gift. Very cute designs!

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  13. i love the vintage looks easy to convert into printables. You are so creative

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  14. I think this is so cute! Saved on pinterest as well as many of the other ornaments, thanks for sharing!

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