Christmas Ornaments with Mason Jar Lids
It's Jess and I'm back with another fun project for you today. A while back, Christopher mentioned that he would be accepting handmade ornaments for his tree in the store, so of course I had to make something. What a cool idea!
I decided to turn a mason jar lid into a fun ornament in just a few steps. You ready? Let's do it!
To start things off, I painted a mason jar lid with some acrylic paint and a foam brush. I made sure not to make the paint too perfect because I wanted a distressed sort of feel. I roughed up the edges with a very fine grit sandpaper after my paint dried to help with this.
Next, I cut a circle from cardstock that would fit into the inside lip of the lid. Once I had the right size, I got to work building my sweet little scene. I stamped my bunnies first (from Bunny Kisses) and colored them up with Copic Markers. I stuck with an almost monochromatic scheme, but I did add a few little bits of color here and there.
Once my bunnies were colored, I brushed the background lightly with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I used a gel pen to add a spattering of 'snow' to the background as well. Then, I snagged a circle sentiment that says 'season's greetings' and stamped that around my scene.
My ornament needed a sweet sentiment, so I used the 'sending love at Christmas' sentiment. I heat embossed this on black cardstock and adhered it to my ornament. I sprayed the whole thing with Glitter Dust for a fun, sparkly finish.
To finish things off, I used my Crop-A-Dile to chomp holes right through the lid. I threaded some jute twine and knotted the ends to create my hanger. That finished off my ornament!
I really love the way this turned out and I hope that Christopher will send me a photo once it gets put on the Christmas tree at the store! Otherwise I'll have to take a picture myself when I come for the Anniversary Party. Hooray!
Hugs and love to you all,