DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid

DIY Rusty Lid Personalized Ornament. How to make a Christmas ornament from an old canning jar lid. Using buffalo plaid to make a rustic Christmas tree ornament

DIY rusty canning jar lid ornament, personalized on buffalo plaid

Day 3 of DIY Christmas Ornaments

Day 3 of my 30 days of DIY Christmas ornaments…PERSONALIZED RUSTY MASON JAR LID ORNAMENT. I don’t know about you but I have a HUGE abundance of old mason jar lids. I save them from the hand painted mason jars I create and ship out in my Etsy shop. Here’s a tutorial I made for this adorable snowman painted mason jar set that is super popular in my shop.

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Here is day 1 of the 30 days of DIY Christmas ornaments – DIY SCRAP FABRIC CHRISTMAS TREE

I really enjoyed making this personalized ornament for my family Christmas tree. So much so that I am going to make these as gifts for loved ones and teachers/school staff gifts! There were so easy and actually super quick to make.

If you’re a seasoned crafter you probably have everything you need to make this DIY mason jar lid ornament. But if not I will leave links to everything you’ll need to create your own canning lid Christmas ornament.

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Here’s what you’ll need

Check out the video tutorial from my YouTube channel or keep scrolling to read the written tutorial

First you want to create your stencil on your Cricut Design Space. I used the font HAND TYPEWRITER because I really like how this one looks. I use it often for different DIY craft projects I make. I made a circle that is the same size as the mason jar lid I used, 2.5”. Then I typed out my text, on two separate lines and I made my BOLD TYPE. Welded them together. I made it 2” wide. Then positioned it on the circle I offset it slightly so that there was more room on the top potion, then aligned the circle and text so they would align HORIZONTALLY. Then used the SLICE button to slice the font out of the circle. And sent it to my mat to cut.

I cut it out on STENCIL FILM. I know I totally could have used HTV but I wanted to try something a little different. Something a little easier, something that hasn’t been done a ton. That’s why I chose to use a paint pen/marker vs regular paint or HTV.

Then cut a square out of your fabric. I am using red buffalo plaid that I picked up from Walmart. It was in their fat quarters seasonal section. You want to cut your square larger than your lid. I cut mine a couple inches larger.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Then transfer your stencil onto your fabric. I used contact paper to transfer mine but you can use whatever material works best for you. After you place your stencil where you are happiest with it remove the transfer tape then pat the stencil down with your hand to make sure there are not any air bubbles.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut
DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

 

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Now use your paint marker to “trace” the areas that are exposed inside the stencil. Be sure not to press too firmly as the more pressure you apply the more likely you’ll have paint bleed. If you make a mistake no worries, you can fix it later :)!!

TIP: place a paper towel under your fabric to catch any paint that might bleed through

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

After you have your stencil all painted in you can remove it. It should release easily from the fabric. I used an xacto knife to take out the middle pieces. It does a great job at lifting them up with the sharp point.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Take your marker and fill in any areas that didn’t get good coverage. This does not have to look perfect. I actually LOVE that mine came out super imperfect. It gives it so much character and a more handmade Christmas ornament look and feel to it.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Place your fabric over the metal mason jar lid then place both inside the mason jar ring. You can gently pull the fabric to center it where you want it on the mason jar ornament.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut
DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Once you have the fabric where you want it glue it in place on the backside using your hot glue gun. You’ll want to glue fairly close to where the lid, fabric, and ring meet. This will give it a more secure hold. Glue all the way around the ring.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

After the glue is dry trim away any fabric that hangs over the ring. Be sure not to trim it too closely to the lid part of your mason jar lid ornament. If you trim it too closely then the fabric won’t have enough of a “seam allowance” and your fabric will likely slip thru to the front of the ornament.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Add a twine hanger. I glued a piece of twine to the middle spot on the front of the ring then looped it to the back and hot glued it there as well. If I wanted a super strong hold I would have used my drill and drilled a small hole on the top and fed my twine thru there. But for not the hot glued hanger will work.

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Then add a cute little twine bow. I glued mine on top of the twine I glued to the front to hide that and it worked great. Adding a simple twine bow really adds a little more rustic touch to the ornament too!

DIY personalized mason jar lid ornament using buffalo plaid. How to make Christmas ornaments out of rusty canning jar lids and your Cricut

Once your hot glue is dry you’re ready to hang your mason jar ornament on your tree! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspires you to create your own DIY ornaments and so much more <3 !

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