Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

A few years ago, I made these DIY Wreath Ornaments from canning jar lids, after buying a set of mason jars to use as drinking glasses. I had no intention of making another ornament craft with them again…but then thrifting fate intervened. Earlier this year, I came across a bag of canning jar lids…in various sizes, colors, and brands…and I couldn’t bear to leave it behind. So, in the cart it went and here we are with a NEW DIY ornament project.

Canning jar lids at a thrift store to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY retro Christmas ornaments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hmm…I spy a bag of project parts!

After mulling over different ways to upcycle the canning jar lids, I decided to pair them up with scraps of vintage Christmas wrapping paper. I had plenty left over from this project of mine and it just seemed like a match made in DIY heaven! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

My idea? To use the lids to “showcase” retro graphics from the gift wrap…using the band/ring as a frame and attaching the gift wrap to the flat lid. To get started, I first needed to make sure I could hang my ornaments…so I gathered a few rings and popped holes in the them using an awl.

Using an awl to punch holes through repurposed canning jar lids to upcycle them into Christmas ornaments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A hole for hanging…

I set the rings aside to then focus on the gift wrap- I wanted paper scraps that had good graphics (size, color, etc.) that would fit inside the rings. One I found the graphic I wanted to isolate, I cut it out (either by tracing or using a rotary cutter around the ring).

Repurposing vintage Christmas wrapping paper gift wrap as graphics inside canning jar lids for DIY ornaments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Pretty, pretty vintage gift wrap!

Repurposing vintage Christmas wrapping paper gift wrap as graphics inside canning jar lids for DIY ornaments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Framing gift wrap snippets!

Since the gift wrap is fragile and easily torn, I wanted to laminate it. I don’t have a machine to do that, but no problem- I just grabbed laminating sheets which are super easy to use.

Laminating vintage gift wrap graphics to be framed inside canning jar lids by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfect for protecting old paper…

I cut a laminating sheet into quarters- using one quarter on the front and one on the back of my gift wrap circle. Make sure you use the flat canning jar lid to smooth out the laminated wrapping paper- rub it like a quarter on a scratch-off lottery ticket all over and in multiple directions- trust me!

Laminating vintage gift wrap graphics to be framed inside canning jar lids by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy-peasy…

Then, I trimmed off the excess laminating sheet and trimmed my gift wrap insert so that it fit perfectly inside my ring!

Pairing up secondhand canning jar lids with vintage Christmas wrapping paper for DIY ornament craft project by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A perfect fit!

When I had all my gift wrap circles laminated, I used a quick-dry glue to attach them to the canning jar lids.

Pairing up secondhand canning jar lids with vintage Christmas wrapping paper for DIY ornament craft project by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

LOVING how these are turning out!

While I forgot to take photos, I also spray painted my canning jar lids (the rings) in Christmas colors that coordinated with each gift wrap circle!! I used more quick-dry glue on the inside of the ring, lined up my graphic with the hole I punched in the ring earlier, and glued it in place!

Creating DIY Christmas ornaments with vintage canning jar lids and retro Christmas wrapping paper scraps by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

How great is that??

Last step…I slipped a knotted loop of embroidery floss through the hole in the ring, ensuring that I knotted it several times to make it larger than the hole.

Creating DIY Christmas ornaments with vintage canning jar lids and retro Christmas wrapping paper scraps by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Last step- adding hangers!

And that’s it- a whole series of DIY ornaments from canning jar lids and vintage gift wrap…a fun craft project to do with the girls, the grands, or solo this holiday season.

DIY Christmas tree ornaments from mason jar lids and vintage gift wrap by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So fun and festive!

These are ideal for anyone who needs ornaments that won’t break…and they don’t take up much room to store, either. And you certainly don’t have to use vintage wrapping paper with your canning jar lids…old Christmas cards, holiday craft paper, or printables from sites like The Graphics Fairy would be perfect as well. Don’t they look festive on the tree?

Easy holiday craft project and DIY ornament with canning jar lids and vintage Christmas wrapping paper by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

LOVE!

Fair warning…I have a few more Christmas ornament projects coming this year…hope you don’t mind!

Now…if you follow me on Facebook (and I hope you WILL if you don’t already), then you may have seen that I was planning to give away a pair of older ice skates once I hit 25,000 ‘likes’! Well, today is the day…and I’m giving a pair away to USA residents, just in time for Winter/Christmas decorating!

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(Giveaway is Open to Residents of the USA, 18 years or older only, and will end at 12:00 am ET on Sunday, December 3. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Sadie Seasongoods is not responsible for any damage to box contents that may occur during shipping. Thank you for your understanding!)

As always, I hope you’ll check out my full collection of upcycled Christmas project ideas before you go.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. girlfromwva says:

    love them!

  2. Debra A Wise says:

    Love these ornaments! You are so creative. Where did you get the vintage Christmas wrapping paper?

  3. So cute, Sarah. I love mason jar crafts. I’m just getting started on Christmas projects.

  4. Fun! Love the vintage wrapping paper. Makes me think of my grandma. Visiting from Dishing It Digging It party.

  5. Linda Nelson says:

    Fabulous!

  6. Love your projects as usual! Laminating them is genius! I’d leave the metal lid off and let the light shine through them too; I’m a sucker for the stained glass look! These wjould also be great for grands to make for grandparents with their school pictures! I’m waiting to find a bunch of lids–cheap. Did buy a baggie of juice lids that already had Christmas/birthday cards glued to them; someone musta cleaned out their stash. Embellished the edges with lace, some with pearls, a ribbon to hang…to the church fair they went! I’d love to see more of your Christmas ideas.

  7. Love them! I have old Christmas cards that would be cool to use this way. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with. 🙂

  8. Patty Soriano says:

    If you can’t find colorful floss, there is that popular striped string (can’t think what it’s called) at Dollar Tree. In Christmas colors! One package of 3 or 4 for $1.00.

  9. Shay Moore says:

    Love these, need to dig the my moms LARGE stash of canning supplies!

  10. Diana Gashwiler says:

    Very cute idea! I think I would add another cut out circle to the back side of the ornament, in case it turns around while on the tree. I have used this idea for lids on gift in a jar presents!

  11. Oh does that vintage wrapping paper take me down memory lane. Love these ornaments, Sarah and pinned to share.

  12. Peggie Russo-Millard says:

    Love the ideas.

  13. Love these, Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  14. I love mason jar crafts in general and really love these lid ornaments. But it’s the vintage paper that really make these ornaments extra special. Love these!

  15. I love anything vintage, and this idea of your vintage Christmas ornaments are perfect! I wil for sure make this to hang on our tree. Thank you, and Happy Holidays

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