Y’all, this is a sweet keepsakes that the kids can even help with! Click here for the video tutorial!
These are the outer bands (or rings) of Mason Jar lids turned into little ornaments for the Christmas tree. Most everything is thrifted or from my stash. Let’s check out how to make them!
Goodwill Outlet: outer bands (or rings) from Mason Jar lids
Dollar Tree: fake snow, tile, small silver snowflake, Tumbling Tower block (like Jenga)
Hobby Lobby: Mod Podge, maybe the wood snowflake
Stash: Card weight cardboard for the backs of our ornaments, “littles” (just small crafty things I keep for projects), twine, ribbon and beads.
TJ Maxx: Martha Stewart pompom decorative trim
Walmart: Small “Merry Christmas” ornament, Waverly antique wax
Debi’s Design Diary: White Swan, Apothecary
Let’s get started!
Trace the outside of the ring on your cardboard / cardstock. Cut it out!
TIP: Measure your circle once and use that as a template for all of your circles.
This is one of my drawers of “littles”, y’all. Aunt Criddy loves her some littles, and most of us have a drawer like this, right? It’s fun to find just the right small embellishments for projects, and work with what you’ve got! I’ll be using a snowflake, a small sign ornament and a Christmas tree from this stash.
Now that you have your circles cut, it’s time to decide what your background will be. This one is paper from a hymnal that I use for crafting.
Next, add a thin coat of Mod Podge (thin coat if your paper is thin, thicker if not). Lay the hymnal sheet over the circle.
Paint the snowflake. I also added fake snow from the Dollar Tree while the paint was still wet. It turned out so pretty!
TIP: You can either use a sheet directly from the hymnal or cut your circle from a copy.
Add a hanger and some pieces of greenery, and you’re done!
TIP: I used twine and a couple of beads for my hanger, just hot glue to the back.
For this next ornament, I used a Dollar Tree tile as my background. After cutting a circle from the tile, I hot glued it and then I painted it with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan. Then I dabbed much of the paint off to give it a whitewashed look.
The Apothecary paint from Debi’s Design Diary made the little tree look like a fancy ornament! I just painted it on and then dried with my heat tool.
Next, I added the little pompom trim to the inside.
I added a tiny silver snowflake to the top and a bead at the bottom of my tree, then added a simple hanger.
TIP: I chose a silver lid ring for this ornament because it just looked better with that background.
This last ornament is using a piece of a paper napkin, y’all. See? Pretty much anything from your crafting stash will work. You may want to use fabric or even cut a circle from some decorative packaging!
I cut the circle, painted it with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan (it was green on one side) and used Mod Podge to adhere the paper napkin.
The little sign was an ornament, and I just pulled the ribbon hanger off and hot glued it onto my surface.
I added some greenery, a few berries and a piece of string as a hanger.
TIP: Note the placement over the gingham check. In the top right, it is not yet glued down. The idea is to center it like you see in the final picture.
TIP: See that little block across the top? My assistant Judie did something similar on her ornament, and I thought I would try it also!
Here is Judie with the ornament she made with a wood round! So cute!
You guys, I think this was a fun and easy craft that can become a Christmas tradition!
What kind of Christmas keepsakes have you made? Let me know in the comments, I read each one!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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