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When the Ball Company reissued their Spring Green mason jars earlier this year, I bought a pack of six to use as drinking glasses. That, of course, meant that the six lids were fair game for crafts!
I had seen this idea on Chipping with Charm and just loved it. It was perfect for my spare lids!
This is so simple! I tied a knot around the mason jar lid to keep the rope in place, and then wound my rope tightly around the lid.
When I was finished, I tied another knot and added some hot glue to keep everything in place.
And then I embellished my little mason jar lid “wreathes”!! I used whatever crafting ribbon I had on hand- first adding a loop to hang the ornament on the tree, and then a cute little bow. And the bow plays an important role by hiding the lump caused by the knot in the rope.
Within a couple of hours, I had made several ornaments! It’s the perfect project to do with a group, with kids, or if you think you just aren’t crafty.
For this one, I used narrow lace to wind around the lid, and then added narrow rick-rack on top to give it a candy cane look.
I also used my braided silk cord (which has a nice shimmer) and green ribbon.
And you’ll NEVER guess what I used for the dainty red berries…
Crazy, right? I found these never-used nose studs at a thrift shop in Savannah, Georgia. I knew someday they’d come in handy!
And for my fourth ornament, I used natural jute twine, extra lace from the candy cane wreath, and little holly embellishment. I just love the rustic look of the jute!
I still have two mason jar lid rings left and the possibilities are endless- I have thicker jute to try out, but I also think eyelash or nubby yarn would be awesome, too!
Cute, right? And wonderfully simple to do. So, moral of the story, always keep lids you don’t use! And if you love the ones I made, be sure to head over to my Etsy shop where I might just have some available!