Mini Christmas Wreaths from Mason Jar Lids

Mini Christmas Wreaths from Mason Jar Lids

Mason jar lids are an ideal craft project material, aren’t they? I frequently find the lids and bands at thrift stores, and crafting with them is always fun! This bag of lids was a great find on one of my thrifting adventures and I knew they’d be perfect for upcycling into a few types of ornaments, including mini Christmas wreaths.

Mason jar lids and bands for craft projects

I’ve actually made a couple of mason jar lid ornaments before- from this same bag! Remember these ornaments that I made with vintage Christmas wrapping paper, too?

Mason jar lid ornaments with vintage Christmas wrapping paper

But this time, I’m making some mini Christmas wreaths, which I think will be super cute for the tree!

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Making the Mini Christmas Wreaths

First,  I gathered my Christmas craft supplies, including jute twine, cotton twine, etc. Some of it came from the hardware store, and some from craft stores.

I also gathered a few extras – small Christmas “bits” (such as scrapbooking stickers and embellishments), rick-rack, and other festive ribbon.

Craft supplies for making a mason jar lid wreath ornament

Then, I started by wrapping the cotton string around one of the mason jar bands.

Wrapping rope around a mason jar band

I tied a knot when I first started out, but you could just as easily hot-glue the end inside the lip of the band.

When I was finished, I tied another knot and added some hot glue to keep everything in place. 

Making a mini wreath from a canning jar lid

Again, in retrospect, a knot isn’t needed. You could just hot glue the end of the twine or string at the back.

Next, it was time to embellish the first of my mini Christmas wreaths. Otherwise known as the fun part!

With some craft ribbon, I wrapped a loop around the mason jar lid to use for hanging on the Christmas tree. I also made a small, simple bow and hot glued it on the front of my ornament.

Mini Christmas wreath from a canning jar lid

The bow hid the knot I had made when I wrapped the lid with string. It also held the hanging loop in place.

I also used narrow lace to wind around the band, and then added narrow rick-rack on top to give it a candy cane look.

Mason jar lid wreath ornament with lace and rick rack

Mini Christmas Wreaths from Mason Jar Lids

I also used natural jute twine, extra lace from the candy cane wreath, and little holly embellishment from the scrapbooking aisle. I just love the rustic look of the jute!

Mini wreath ornament for a Farmhouse Christmas tree

Within a couple of hours, I had made several mini Christmas wreaths with the mason jar lids! This Christmas project would be ideal to do in a group, even with kids!

The possibilities are truly endless with these mason jar Christmas decorations. With so many potential Christmas craft supplies available, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing your own jar ring wreaths.

Mini Christmas wreaths as ornaments from mason jar lids

And they are the perfect size to hang on your Christmas tree. I can’t help myself, I keep making more of them!

Wreath ornaments from canning jar lids

And don’t forget, I’ve got several ornament craft ideas in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, too! Maybe one of them will strike your DIY fancy, as well.

diy christmas ornaments from flannel shirts

And if you enjoyed these mason jar lid ornaments, then you might also enjoy these DIY Waterless Snow Globes , too!

DIY waterless snow globe in a vintage glass jar

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. So are so creative and I love the nose ring berries. (Since I am also logged in to the identity I use for my blog, the comments don’t show that they are from me.) Kitty of HVD

  2. Clever idea! Love it!

  3. love the ‘berries’! Such a fun idea and easy to make so awesome for all craft levels!

  4. Thrift stores are the best places to find unusual things, right! And look how perfect those nose studs are in your wreath. Beautiful!!

  5. What was the length of the cord you used to wrap around

  6. Terrific ideas. Would love to try these with my two granddaughters. Simply lovely.

  7. I absolutely love these – and what a great project for kids too! thanks for sharing the the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  8. So cute.

  9. These are beautiful and it looks easy :)) Well done!

  10. What size lids were used?

  11. That was quite a thrifting find! Kind of creepy!

  12. Great project, Sarah! I love handmade ornaments! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! Can’t wait to see your creativity next week! 🙂

  13. So sweet and simple. Love the twine one with red ribbon.

  14. I love these. I might need to make some. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week!

  15. These ornaments are so cute, Sarah.It’s a great repurposing idea. I love the colors you used for them. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my Christmas Board.

  16. This is such a creative up-cycling idea! I really appreciate you taking the time to share at The Crafty Corner link party! I hope to see you there again.

  17. So cute and a quick& easy project. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  18. Ok these are adorable, and I love that you used nose studs for the berries; super clever!!! I just wanted to let you know that these were my pick for Rockstar of the week over at the Creativity Unleashed link party, so thanks for sharing over there! Voting is open for MEGA Rockstar of the week so stop by and vote, and I hope you win this week!

  19. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says

    Sarah these are adorable. And so easy to make. I like that they have a festive vintage feel to them.

  20. These are so stinkin cute! Pinned!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. I have been doing something similar for years using the plastic lips of individual yogurt cups. I take two, put them together and wind string, yarn, etc. around them. I also wind strips of cloth or even paper! Love recycling and repurposing things.

  22. I love this project. I just saw it being shared in it’s entirety on my local news channel. I’m not sure what your sharing policy is – but you you can check out the segment here.

    • Thanks for looking out for me, Gina! KHQ had reached out to me ahead of time, and I coordinated with them on the photos they used. But I really appreciate you letting me know- a lot of times, my photos/etc. are shared without my permission! Hugs!!

      • I’m glad they contacted you first. They have a really bad habit of sharing ideas & giving away so much that it gives little reason to visit the site. I have gone rounds with them over it. But I feel so much better knowing that you already knew about it.

  23. Hi, I LOVE these! I think I’m going to do this at the kid’s craft table at Thanksgiving this year!

    One little note – as someone who puts up food (tomatoes, jams, salsa, vegetables, etc.) For my family each year, I always cringe a little when I see mason jar products being used as crafts because it has driven up the price of our materials. I would encourage you, and everyone, to only use canning products that would otherwise be discarded for crafts – like a mason jar with a chip out of the time for a candle holder, instead of a new one; old pickle or honey jars with the labels removed for crafting; etc. I used to toss all my rings into the recycling bin when they got rusty, but now I save those ones for crafts, so I can repurpose them, while saving the new ones for actual canning. You could ask a canning friend tonsave them for you!

    I’m not trying to shame anyone, I just wanted to bring up that perspective. I can’t wait to try it with the kiddos! 🙂

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thanks (I think), Kelli- although, it does feel a little odd to be quasi-shamed by someone who has been inspired to recreate the project from the post they shamed me by. If you read the second sentence of my tutorial, you’d see that I purchased a set of new jars to use as drinking glasses- which is no different cost-wise from purchasing the jars for canning purposes. And instead of tossing the lids/bands, I repurposed them into these ornaments. My entire blog is based on repurposing and upcycling secondhand materials or materials that would otherwise be tossed. I understand where you are coming from, but a little background homework would have prevented you from needing to type out that second paragraph of yours. Best wishes.

      • I really was not meaning to shame you, just trying to share my perspective. I did read the whole blog and I did see where your rings came from. My point is that you used perfectly good rings for a craft that could have been used for canning, whereas I would suggest using spent rings for crafts, instead. (Lots of homesteader blogs have discussed the issue of canning supplies spiking in price because of crafting.) Yes, I would rather you turn them into adorable wreath ornaments than throw them in the recycling bin, just wanted to offer an alternative for next time. New rings can be purchased separately, however people are getting rid of canning supplies all the time on Craigslist and one could score all kinds of virtually free rims for crafts that way, as well.

        • Sadie Seasongoods says

          If I knew people who canned, then perhaps I would have given them the lids- but the fact is, I don’t. Different perspectives are fine, but there is a bigger story. You probably don’t follow my blog on Facebook, but if you did, you would have seen this post from October: . I appreciate that your intent was to share your perspective and not attack, but it truly felt like that latter. I wish you well.

  24. Definitely making these, thanks a bunch!
    <3 AAG <3

  25. Andrea West says

    Did you pre-cut the twine you used? Do you have an idea of the length needed? I’d love to make these with my students at school but would like to prep those parts ahead of time.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      I did not- but you could definitely wrap one but not glue it in place to use as a template to pre-cut more. Just remember that the lengths will change depending on the width of the material. Happy crafting!

  26. I’m so excited about the little wreaths! I have a big container full of mason jar lids I need to use, and didn’t have the heart to throw them out.

  27. Made these today with my special needs classroom. Great fine motor task! They are going to be Christmas gifts for their parents. Thank you!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Oh, that is such a wonderful thing to hear, Meg- thank you for sharing your story with me!! It means the world. 🙂

  28. This is a nice idea, however a point of correction the Bands are used for the project, and not the lids. Lids are not usually saved as they can only be used once when canning. However, the bands can be used multiple times.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Yes, you are correct, but hopefully you noticed how old this blog post is- I’ve come a long way since then, LOL.


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