Easy Mason Jar Lid Ornaments For Christmas

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. 

mason jar ornament supplies

Supplies for mason lid ornaments

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.

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WATCH THE Video tutorial 

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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. 

Cutting sweater material for a Christmas ornament

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. 

Using a mason jar as a template for a Christmas ornament

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.Placing mason jar lid together

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. 

Easy mason jar ornament before it is embellished

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.hot gluing fabric to the mason jar lid

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.Gluing twine to a mason jar lid

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.Rhinestone decoration on a mason jar ornament

This is the fun part – add a ribbon and as much bling and embellishment as you want. Make this ornament your own!

Rhinestone decoration on a mason jar ornament

How TO Make A DIY Gnome ornament 

For the gnome or ‘gnomette’ look; hot glue your fur material to the top of the lid.Gluing ornamental fur to an ornament

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.Gluing a wood bead as a nose

Add a fun bow and dress it up with rhinestones if desired. Glue in place.Gluing a bow on a Christmas ornament

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

Learn how to make these easy mason jar ornaments just in time for Christmas.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: mason jar lid ornaments
Yield: 1 ornament
Cost: $5

Equipment

Materials

  • 1 canning jar lid
  • ¼ yard fabric
  • 6 inches rhinestone embellishment
  • 6 inches fur accent material
  • 1 piece wooden bead
  • 6 inches ribbon
  • 6 inches twine

Instructions

  • 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.

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PRETTY Rhinestone Mason Jar Lid Ornament

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CUTE “GNOMETTE” MASON JAR LID ORNAMENT

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3 Comments

  1. Where do you get the “bling” from please

  2. I’m so late but .. plan to spent the year as time permits to god crafting for Christmas 2021 … soooo I’m really right on time ! Enjoyed watching the video of the craft and the Dallas Market .. love those big bottle brush trees .. also looking for cloches which are rather high do thinking about jars … I’ll be joining in and catching late replays and hopefully some lives as well ….ty already in love with your ideas…..

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