Recycled Canning Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

Transform used canning lids into keepsake ornaments.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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.

Materials

  • used canning lids and rings
  • scrap fabric
  • decoupage glue
  • chalk paint
  • craft brushes
  • die cuts
  • chalk marker
  • hot glue and gun
  • scissors
  • ribbon or twine

You can use large mouth or small mouth canning lids for this project.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Paint a generous layer of decoupage glue onto the front sides of the canning lids.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Lay the cut pieces of fabric over the lids, being sure to smooth out any bumps. Let it dry.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Adhere the lid to the ring with hot glue.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Glue die cuts to the center.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Glitter die cuts gives these simple ornaments a glamorous look.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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.

Canning Lid ornaments

Canning Lid ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Add designs to the surface with chalk pens.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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.

Canning Lid Ornaments

Canning Lid Ornaments

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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