8) Mason Lid Ornaments
This super simple tutorial is also totally custom! Just choose your materials wisely and you can match them to whatever holiday decor or theme you already have going on in your home.
You will need:
Mason jar lid (including screw ring)
Fabric scraps to match your decor
Sticker, image, or some sort of cutout to place on the ornament
How it’s done:
- Cut your fabric into a circle a little bigger than the lid insert.
- Wrap the fabric around the screw lid and fasten it by gluing it down on the underside.
- Tie a piece of ribbon into a circle and fasten it around the screw lid. This is what your ornament will hang off of.
- Create a thin layer of hot glue around the inside of the screw lid.
- Squish the lid insert into the the screw lid so that the pretty side is showing through the hole. The hot glue should fasten the lid insert to the screw lid.
- Using the hot glue again, embellish the center of the ornament with your chosen sticker, image, or cut out.
- Once the ornament has completely dried, hang it on the tree.
Pro tip: Work fast because hot glue sets fast!
7) Clothespin Snowflake Ornament
Who knew the same thing you use to dry your clothes could be used to craft a delicate snowflake ornament? If you don't happen to have any wooden clothespins on hand, you can look for them at your local Dollar Store or super center.
You will need:
8 wooden clothespins
Glitter or paint, if desired
How it's done:
- Take your clothespins apart by sliding them out of their metal clips.
- Pair up all your clothes pin pieces.
- Using the glue gun, glue each pair together by connecting their flat sides. They should be put together symmetrically.
- Connect each pair by their fatter sides. You will notice that their fat sides are angled, and you can align them by their flat angles.
- Repeat step 4 until you have created an X.
- Where each pair is attached, there should be a triangular shape. Insert the remaining clothespin pairs into this triangle shape and fasten with the glue gun.
- Decorate your snowflake with glitter or paint if so desired.
- Once this dries, tie a piece of ribbon into a circle and fasten it to the snowflake with your glue gun. This is what your ornament will hang from.
- Once the snowflake has dried completely, hang it on the tree!
Pro tip: Feel free to use stain instead of glitter or paint to highlight the wood features of your clothespins.