Jar Lid Christmas Holiday Ornament

It’s not too early for a Christmas post is it?  This is a cute and easy gift to make for friends or family and you probably already have all or most of the things to make them!

What You Need:

Jar Lids (Can be a canning lid, pickle jar lid, jelly jar lid, etc.)

Assorted Ribbons


Hot Glue Gun (Elmers Glue might work too)

Old Book Page

Trace your lid around the picture you are going to use (my housemate was getting married, so I used her Save the Date photo).  You will have to trim this a little smaller than the circle you traced.  You will want it to fit on the inside of the lid as smoothly as possible.  When you have it trimmed to fit, apply glue and put in place.

Cut a piece of ribbon to hang your ornament.  Hot glue it on the flat side of your lid (making sure it is at the “top” of your ornament, according to where you glued the picture).  Trace your lid around the book page.  Cut out circle and glue onto flat side of lid to cover up where you glued the ribbon.

Measure and cut a ribbon (you want it approximately the same width as the side of your lid) to wrap around the outside and hot glue around lid.

Add a monogram (I found a whole sheet of these at the craft store, great for lots of projects) to the book page side, making sure it is centered.  You could also opt to use decorative Christmas paper (wrapping paper), etc.  I also added a little red bow for a pop of color, but improvise, be creative and have fun!  Now you’re ready to hang it on your tree or give it as a gift.  It’s great because it’s cheap, personalized and meaningful.


Happy Holidays!  Do you have an ornament on your tree that is your favorite?  What is it and why?


10 Comments Add yours

  1. What an awesome way to recycle jar lids to spark memories for years to come. I love it. We will have to try your idea.

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    1. Breetalks says:

      Yes, a great way to remember all the special occasions through photo ornaments!


  2. Love this idea! So darling!!! And absolutely do-able! Thanks for sharing!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Breetalks says:

      You’re welcome!


  3. Sylvia says:

    What a cute idea! I don’t have a favorite ornament yet, but maybe once I make one of these I will. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Autumn Neuenschwander says:

    I’m so glad I found your site. I loved reading about how you dyed your bleach-spotted towels with Rit dye a long time ago- genius! And this ornament idea could be just the thing for my brother who is expecting his first baby this summer (I still can’t believe it yet!) Thanks for sharing your crafty brain!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Breetalks says:

      Yay Autumn! I’m so glad you found it too! Thanks for reading and commenting! Congrats on becoming an Aunt! That’s so exciting! 😀


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