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Friday, December 20, 2013

Our Handmade Christmas : How to Create Ball Jar Lid Ornaments


Hi friends! So I was doing some "winter cleaning" the other day and came across a bag full of old jar lids. I couldn't just throw them out so the kids and I decided to make some new Christmas tree ornaments for the tree with them, plus make some to take over to our local elderly care facility. I love the rustic, old fashioned Christmas feel that these bring to the tree. They were super easy to make and look great, plus they are so versatile! You can make them out of any old scrapbook paper you have laying around. 

This craft is for adult use only. 

All you need is: 

A glue gun
Old jar lids
Scrapbook paper
Twine

Before I begin I wanted to tell you that I first tried to make these with Elmers glue and also Modge Podge. It didn't work. When the glue dried the paper fell off from the waxy jar lid. It just wouldn't stay together. So hot glue really is the only thing I found to work with this craft. 

Ok. Here is how to make these for your own tree (or to give to friends). 

Directions:

Start by adding some hot glue to the waxy side of your old jar lids. 


Next, stick the lid to the back side of the scrapbook paper you want to use. Cut around the circle to remove the access paper. 


Pull back a small corner of the paper and insert the two unconnected ends of your twine. Glue into place. 


Next you will want to add some glue to the inside of the jar ring. 


Push the lid into the ring with the scrapbook paper side facing towards the table. Pull the twine back so it comes out the back. 


That's it.  You can now flip the ornament around and hang it on your tree to enjoy. You can also glue buttons on the front or anything else you'd like to use to make it your own. Be creative!


Thanks for joining us today! Today we are sharing this craft with our friends over at TBCcrafters. 

<3 Dick and Jane