Recycled Canning Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments
Transform used canning lids into keepsake ornaments.
Home canners have the same problem at the end of every canning season — a collection of used lids and rings. Canning lids can only be used once and need to be replaced every season and the rings need to be periodically replaced. Instead of tossing the used rings and lids, transform them into homemade ornaments for your Christmas tree.
- used canning lids and rings
- scrap fabric
- decoupage glue
- chalk paint
- craft brushes
- die cuts
- chalk marker
- hot glue and gun
- ribbon or twine
You can use large mouth or small mouth canning lids for this project.
Fabric Backed Ornaments
Lay the canning lid(s) onto the right side of a piece of scrap fabric. Trace around the lid and cut it out.
Paint a generous layer of decoupage glue onto the front sides of the canning lids.
Lay the cut pieces of fabric over the lids, being sure to smooth out any bumps. Let it dry.
Cut at least a six-inch length of ribbon or twine. Tie an overhand knot at the tail end. Insert the loop through a canning ring and bring it out and over the knotted end.
Adhere the lid to the ring with hot glue.
Glue die cuts to the center.
Glitter die cuts gives these simple ornaments a glamorous look.
Chalk Paint Ornaments
Paint two coats of chalk paint on the front side of the canning lids, let the paint dry between coats. Once dried, follow the steps above to add the string and affix to the ring.
Add designs to the surface with chalk pens.
Monograms, holly leaves and snowflakes are simple designs that add a festive punch. Best of all, they are easy to change from year to year.