This Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornament is an inexpensive yet beautiful way to add new Christmas ornaments to your Christmas tree!
In case you are wondering why last weeks posts didn’t include any recipes or DIY projects it’s because Roger was on fall break & we were taking full advantage of the vacation time!
It felt a little weird being on fall break in November (just 3 weeks before Thanksgiving), but it felt even stranger to go from the snowy Smoky Mountains to the sandy beaches of Florida all in one weeks time!
Yes you read that right!
I will admit I loved it! I love snow, I love the beach, & to have both made it feel like it was Christmas already!
We ended up leaving Florida a little bit earlier than planned on Saturday for two reasons.
First, it was starting to get a bit nippy on the beach!
Second, we were getting a little too eager to get home & start decorating for Christmas!
So Saturday night we got to work (more like play) with some of our Christmas decorations. And now we are eagerly counting down the days till we can go pick out our Christmas tree!
And of course you can’t decorate for Christmas without creating at least one new Christmas ornament!
My original plan for this Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornament was to simply wrap the ring lid in twine & attach the star, but I had recently bought some sparkling ribbon from Hobby Lobby that was too pretty not to add!
There’s no such thing as too many sparkles right?
What you’ll need:
Mason Jar Lid – the ring part
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Since I didn’t have any little stars that already had glitter on them (& any trip to Hobby Lobby for just one item would turn into a two hour long browse with a cart full of goodies) I decided to improvise by using what I already had around the house.
We bought a bag full of these mini stars at Hobby Lobby a year or two ago for our mini Christmas Tree, so I just pulled one off the back that nobody would miss. Yes we have a mini Christmas tree, a little Christmas tree, & soon we will have our real (main) Christmas Tree… If you haven’t noticed we really love Christmas.
I then gave the star two coats of white acrylic paint & after the last coat (while the paint was still wet) I sprinkled on some silver sparkles from my packet of Doodlebug Metallic Sugar Coating Glitter Bottles.
Once dry I sprayed on some clear acrylic high gloss coating to protect the sparkles. Although you could also use the sparkle method I used for my Sparkling Glitter Ornaments.
Sorry, I don’t have a picture of the glitter part. I figured my camera had enough glitter on it already.
While your star is drying add a drop of hot glue to the inside of the lid & attach the twine.
Cut a large piece of twine & start wrapping it around the lid, adding glue as needed to keep the twine in place.
Once you have almost completely wrapped twine around the whole lid attach the star with hot glue along with a loop of twine at the top to be your “hook.”
Then finish wrapping & glueing the twine around the lid so that it covers the top.
I then glued the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the ornament, wrapped it around the lid, & glued the end to the back as well so it can’t be seen.
I also made a bow out of the same ribbon & hot glued it to the top.
In case you love the ribbon as much as I do: The Ribbon Boutique item# 117333
Oh & the reason the back of the star looks so funny is because I experimented with a different color glitter before deciding to use silver.
I can’t wait to get our Christmas tree & hang this simple beauty right in the front!
I’d love to see your Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornament!
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With love, G
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from Him.
PS If you loved my ornament & tutorial here a few of my many other Christmas ornament tutorials: Mini Grey Wreath Christmas Ornaments, Sparkling Glitter Ornaments, Wax Impression Ornaments, & Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornaments.
PS2 Love this Christmas ornament idea? Check out my inspiration from these bloggers: Twine Wreath Ornament, Snowman Ornament, Ball Jar Lid Fall Mini Wreath, How to Make a Mason Jar Cap Wreath, Glory to the King
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