If you are looking for something extra festive to add to your holiday decor, follow this tutorial and you can make some easy mason jar lid ornaments for Christmas. You can decorate and personalize them for DIY gifts as well!
Mason jar lids can have so many uses and these easy handmade ornaments are just one!
Handmade ornaments make the holidays so much more special. These are my take on two totally different ornaments; a fancy one and a “gnomette” or female gnome (I’m not sure if there is such a thing, I think I made it up).
Take an old sweater and some mason jar lids so that you can create one of a kind farmhouse looking ornaments for your Christmas tree!
Let’s take a look to see how it’s done.
How To Make Two Types of Mason Jar lid ornaments
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make two different types of mason jar ornaments. I’ll show you how to make a fancy chic ornament with rhinestones and a cute little gnome ornament. Of course, feel free to deviate from either of these and just have fun decorating your mason jar lid with the decorations of your choice.
Supplies for mason lid ornaments
- canning jar lids
- material of your choice
- rhinestone embellishment
- fur accent material
- small wooden bead
- ribbon of your choice
- hot glue gun
These are so easy to make and fun for the kids, too. Pick an afternoon, gather your materials, and plan to create these handmade ornaments for your tree.
In case you missed the live video tutorial or if you prefer to watch a video, you can view it HERE.
Mason jar ornaments tips
The entire tutorial with all the supplies and steps are in the printable card at the bottom of this post. First, I have some valuable tips and photos of the process. Keep reading – I even show you how to make the two different kinds of ornaments.
Leave Extra Fabric when you cut it
The first thing you are going to do is cut a circular pattern out of your chosen material or sweater, using the mason jar lid circle as your template or guide. Be sure to leave a bit around the edge available for stretching.
This step is even more important if you are using an old sweater as your fabric of choice. The sweater material needs to stretch or else it will look baggy and sag under the weight of your embellishments.
Press the jar lid together tightly
Take your mason jar ring and lay your material and lid inside, pressing it together until the material is stretched over the lid fairly tightly.
The photo below is what your ornament should look like so far. The material needs to be stretched really tight for it to hold up to the decorations you are going to put on it.
Hot Glue the Fabric to the lid
Glue down the edges of the remaining material with hot glue to the inside back area of the lid to keep it in place and avoid it from coming apart.
Add a Twine Loop as a hanger
Choose which way you’d like the material to face and make that your ”top” edge. Create a loop and tie a knot with your twine. Attach the twine to the back of the lid with hot glue to serve as the hanger for the ornament. You can also glue it down at the rim of the ring for better hanging support.
How to decorate mason jar ornaments with rhinestones
Choose your embellishments. For the rhinestone look; hot glue your bling to the center of the lid front. Add greenery to the edges and a bow to complete the look.
This is the fun part – add a ribbon and as much bling and embellishment as you want. Make this ornament your own!
How TO Make A DIY Gnome ornament
For the gnome or ‘gnomette’ look; hot glue your fur material to the top of the lid.
Take a small wooden bead and hot glue it to the center of your lid just underneath the fur to serve as a cute little nose.
Add a fun bow and dress it up with rhinestones if desired. Glue in place.
easy DIY mason lid ornaments
Here’s the full printable “how-to” card so you can have it on hand when you are making your ornaments.
Easy Mason Jar Ornaments
- hot glue gun
- 1 canning jar lid
- 1/4 yard fabric
- 6 inches rhinestone embellishment
- 6 inches fur accent material
- 1 piece wooden bead
- 6 inches ribbon
- 6 inches twine
- Cut a circular pattern out of your chosen material or sweater, using the mason jar lid circle as your template or guide.
- Take your mason jar ring and lay your material and lid inside, pressing it together until the material is stretched over the lid fairly tightly.
- Glue down the edges of the remaining material with hot glue to the inside back area of the lid to keep it in place and avoid it from coming apart.
- Choose which way you’d like the material to face and make that your ”top” edge. Create a loop and tie a knot with your twine. Attach the twine to the back of the lid with hot glue to serve as the hanger for the ornament.
- Add the rhinestone embellishments to the front of your ornament.
- Add a fun bow and dress it up with rhinestones if desired. Glue in place
That’s literally all there is to these! They are a super easy DIY for Christmas ornaments and can be done in a quick five minutes. The options are endless for ideas and designs, choice of materials, or choice of embellishments. They are just so much fun!
You can make these, as well as these, embroidery hoop ornaments all in one afternoon! Just pick out your favorite materials to mix and match to make it more fun! These are perfect for your Christmas tree of course, but they also make amazing gifts to have on hand for last-minute guests.
PRETTY Rhinestone Mason Jar Lid Ornament
CUTE “GNOMETTE” MASON JAR LID ORNAMENT
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