Before I get to these Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments I have some super exciting news! I am an aunt (again)! My sister-in-law Michelle (who is in Africa with her family as missionaries) gave birth to her fourth child over the weekend – a healthy baby boy! From what we have heard everything happened really fast – so fast that they didn’t even have time to make it to a hospital! Even still everything went smoothly & now I am eagerly waiting for summer to come when I can meet her new bundle of joy baby Anderson!
Last week I shared a DIY christmas ornament using mason jar canning rings to create Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornaments & many people started asking what they should do with the lids after using the rings. So I decided I would answer their question with a new Christmas ornament craft! I left some of these Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments without the canning rings, but I decided I preferred the look of them with the added ring.
The best part about this chalkboard craft is that you don’t need to have good handwriting to create adorable Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments! After some trial & error I finally figured out a special trick for adding Christmas quotes to these Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments.
What you’ll need:
Mason Jar Canning Ring – optional
Hot Glue Gun with Glue – Optional
Chalkboard Paint & Paint Brush – Or Chalkboard Spray Paint
Chalk or Chalk Pen
String, Ribbon, or Ornament Hooks
First, clean & dry your mason jar lids & canning rings.
Then hammer a small nail through the top of the lid & paint them with chalkboard paint.
While I prefer to hand paint my chalkboards you could easily use spray paint for your ornaments. I followed the directions on my chalkboard paint & gave it two coats of paint with lots of drying time in between. I wasn’t sure if I was going to use the rings so I painted some of the smaller lids completely & the larger ones I just painted in the center. I also stuck the nail through the nail hole after each coat of paint so that it didn’t get clogged up with paint.
Then draw your Christmas designs with chalk & hang it on your Christmas tree!
Optional: Hot glue the canning ring to the mason jar lid.
I first tried using stencils to create Christmas images, but the chalk pen did not want to cooperate it just bled white everywhere. I then tried putting ink on stamps & they worked perfectly on my Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments. Sadly I only have 2 Christmas stamps to work with… But I do love these Christmas stamps & how they turned out!
I also used Roger & I’s fingerprints to create an (awkward) heart. Oh & all of the little white dots on the ornament is snow that fell from our little Christmas tree.
I’d love to see your Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments! Show off your Domestically Blissful Christmas craft on Instagram with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful for a chance to be featured on DB’s Instagram!
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