Growing up, we made SO many fun crafts. My mom was a Pinterest mom before that was a thing. We would make ornaments and crafts galore year round, but especially around the holidays. Not only at home, but I remember making what seemed like a million ornaments at school too. My mom kept all of them though! I have some of them in boxes stowed around and my kids love seeing my “art” from when I was their age. It’s cute to see how tickled they get.
I love getting their crafts from school too, be it Halloween, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s or Christmas. It’s always precious to see how excited and proud they are to give their works of art to us.
We do a lot of hands-on activities on the weekends and especially during the winter when we feel cooped up. I can’t tell you how many of my kitchen drawers and closets throughout my house are packed with crafting supplies. It’s like a mini Michael’s in here y’all. 😂
Maybe it’s the southerner in me, but I LOVE mason jars. I use them for so many things, but rarely do I have a need for the lids. This craft is perfect for those often forgotten and unused pieces! Use the jars for flower vases, drinking ware, pencil holders, makeup brush holders… So many potential uses!
Another fun craft I’ll cover later is using mason jars for crazy easy to make homemade snow globes! I’ve made them a few times with the kids when they were toddlers and it was a hit. There’s just something about customizing your own project that just makes it so special for everyone.
I have everything listed in the supply section below that you will need for this craft, but feel free to substitute things that work better for you! You can order all of these things off of Amazon or pick them up from Target, Walmart or the dollar store.
Diy Mason Jar Lid Ornament Craft
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Scissors, pencil, hot glue gun and hot glue sticks, bakers twine, two-piece mason jar lids, cotton balls, double-sided tape, scrapbook paper, miniature trees and/or miniature characters (optional).
- Trace the inner part of a mason jar lid on a piece of scrapbook paper for your background.
- Cut the circle out neatly along the line, and double-stick tape it to the inner part of a mason jar lid (tape it to the side that has the rubber ring).
- Apply an even line of hot glue to the inner rim of the outside pice of the mason jar lid, and place the inner portion of the lid (paper facing out)on the glued area.
- Pull the cotton ball apart to make it look like snow.
- Put in small characters and snow, without glue, to see where you want them to be.
- Once your items are positioned where you want them, hot glue the snow and mini in place; let the glue set for 1 minute.
- Cut an 8” piece of twine, fold in half; tie the loose ends together in a small knot.
- Hot glue the knot and string ends generously to the center of the backside of the ornament.