Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments

Hello, I'm so glad you've come to visit today.
Please pour a cup of tea and come with me.

I'd like to show you some tree
ornaments I've made from 
Ball Mason Jar Lids.

I remember my mom showing me
how to make a simple ornament for
our Christmas tree when I was young.

We used canning jar rings and lids,

and a Christmas card mailed to
our family the previous year.

We laid the lid over an image 
on the front of the card,
traced around it 
and cut it out.

We tied a piece of 
gift wrap curling ribbon around the ring,
 inserted the lid 
and hung the finished ornament
on the tree.

Well I've grown up now 
and so have my decorating skills.

Taking inspiration from my childhood
and these glittery snowflakes
with Victorian images on
vintage sheet music backgrounds...

I've further embellished
my childhood basic ornaments 
by wrapping/decoupaging
sheet music paper around the jar lid ring.

 I've used art paper to line the inside
instead of the Christmas card image
and a circle of music paper to finish the back.

For these I've simply added some
greenery, berries and glitter
but you could create any kind
of little scene inside the lid.

I also added a little banner with a Christmas message
cut from a scrap of music paper,

alternately, you could use a Christmas card like this.

Here's another look at my two finished lid ornaments.

If I've inspired you to craft your own
ornaments from canning lids
please leave me a comment.
I'd love to see what you've done
and would like to "Feature" you
in an upcoming post 
with a link back to your original post.

Warm Hugs,


  1. I love them! You've inspired me. I happen to have those same Victorian image snowflakes. I was just looking at them last night! I tried to use them on something but it wasn't quite right.
    Thank you!!!
    Erica :)

    1. Oh that's so cool that we both have the same craft finding! Just two birds of a feather I guess. Hugs,

  2. OMG ..You've been so busy creating...I love this .. Brilliant !!!... I have those same embellishments so may borrow this clever idea ..Thank You for sharing.. Hugs

    1. Thank you Zaa, I'll be watching for a post to see how they turned out. Hugs,

  3. Just pinned this. These are darling! There is no time left (Yes, I am that far behind) to do a holiday craft, but I'm thinking this would be a great Christmas in July project for me. Thanks!

    1. Hi Patti, what a smart idea...Christmas in July...that would help in avoiding some of the last minute stress. Hugs,

  4. I remember making ornaments from canning jar lids when I was in charge of a cub scout pack!!

    BUT these are so much prettier and just my style as I am a Victorian Soul!!
    LOVE THEM!!!


  5. Me again!! I finally got a chance to come back and look through your wonderful posts and i realize that i think i have found a kindred spirit in the fact that we both love to decorate Trees for all seasons and all Holidays! Love all your crafted ornaments!! I am a new follower and have added your blog to my blog roll on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble!!



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