How to Make Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

I’ve been wanting a quick and simple budget friendly Christmas ornament project and I have come up with a perfect one to do! Now, I’ve not watched or followed any tutorials out there so I don’t know how other people do it. My way is so simple that I didn’t need to look into it further.

These burlap ornament projects began back when I was making lots of burlap flags and had loads of scraps. Since I don’t like wasting things, I gave many away but eventually turned my attention to them to figure out if I could use them for anything. This is one of the things I started doing and they have gone over so well!

This project would be great for kids, though they would need some adult assistance in the glue gun portions.  It would also make a great craft project for Sunday School classes or other events as well. What I love about it is that it can be individualized and custom in any way you’d like to make it!

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To make it easier, I have created this written tutorial  and I’ve also created a “how-to” video here if that works easier for you.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Mason Jar/Canning Lids & Bands
  • Burlap scrap or fabric scrap of your choice
  • Decorative ornament of your choice sized to fit on the jar lid
  • Jute, hemp, satin ribbon or other trim
  • Berries or other accents (optional)

Tools you’ll need:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Let’s get started! First, take a piece of burlap scrap and cut it to a little larger than the jar band. Put the fabric over the lid and snap the band into place. Thicker fabrics will be a snugger fit and thinner fabrics might require a little glue.

After a few seconds, pull the lid and band apart and cut the fabric a little outside around the indentations of where the ring was and put it back together. This will give the finish a cleaner look but you can bypass this step entirely if you want to attach a felt or fabric backing to it.

Next, cut any hangers or tags off and attach the ornament to the front center of the burlap or fabric using hot glue.

For the berries, those are plucked from the stem. Sometimes these can have white foam showing through. A dot of red craft paint or red marker can fix that right up. Attach those using hot glue. Alternatively, you can use any accents here that you like or that you have on hand but this step is completely optional.

The last step is that we need a way to hang it on the tree. I used a bow that I made of hemp and tied extra hemp around it to use as a hanger but you can do this in a number of different ways using all sorts of different cords, ribbons or other similar materials.

That’s it! It only takes a few minutes to assemble these into a cute and unique ornament. I will have a few of these available in the shop here.

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Please let me know if you decide to try these and feel free to tag me on Instagram @thecozyloftofficial with your creations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

xoxo

Rhonda

 

 

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Vintage Inspired Wedding Sign

A previous client contacted me to create a sign for her child to hold at her wedding. I was so honored to create it for her. At the beginning of the process, I realized it would be a fun process to video and share. I posted it on YouTube and you can see it by clicking hereIMG_7745-001

It was important to me to share this video because I hoped to inspire some of you to get creative and have some fun with perhaps some artwork for your home. Of course, if you don’t want to DIY it, I’d be happy to create it for you…just let me know what you have in mind. There are a good many things I create but don’t post them in my shop.I’m trying to be better about posting and sharing them here, though .

I’m loving posting the videos on YouTube, too! Back in 2011, I created a video and put it up but then I moved and things sort of fell by the wayside. Currently, I have 11 subscribers and that is so much fun! I hope to have lots more soon, but it’s necessary to have more content to get people interested. I’m working on it. 🙂

xoxo

Rhonda

Rustic and Purple

I was flipping through a magazine and saw a painting, well actually it was a print of a painting unframed for around $100. The bold style caught my attention and reminded me that I had this frame that I’d bought several months ago. I loved its rustic quality but I’d broken the glass that went in it. So, I saved it back for a painting project or a purchase of glass later on. Somehow when I saw that painting that day, I was inspired to dig this frame back out of storage (why is everything always in the bottom, last box??).

When painting “Rustic Purple“, I used darker tones and a warmer purple. To me this has a cool and warm feel that gives a good balance to the piece. Sometimes things just feel “right” and this one certainly feels right at home to me in the frame. Like the frame was chosen for the painting. In the end, though, exactly how it all happened. I know better than to ever, ever purchase a frame and try to paint around the frame. It all just has to have a certain flow to me to work where I’m pleased with the end result.

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The rustic quality of both the frame and painting have a unbridled roughness, an untamed wild heart feel to them to me. But I’ll leave that to you to decide. After all, art is very subjective.

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda

It’s all about love :)

My newest creation….a rustic love sign perfect for wedding tables, but the most beautiful thing is that it’s not just a decoration for the wedding day. It’s made for home decor, too. It looks beautiful on a wall or piece of furniture. I’m in love with love. I have it listed here 🙂

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I so enjoy what I do and the fact that I get to spend my days creating beautiful things for beautiful people for the beautiful moments in their lives. Some may look at weddings as being overindulgence or something, but I truly try to create pieces that will be cherished long after the wedding is over. New couples tend to have a brand new house to decorate…what could be more perfect than some of the gentle reminders of their wedding day?

xoxoxoxo

Rhonda

Corsages and Memories

My Mama is incredibly talented and I suppose I developed my love of the arts from her. And, she developed it from my Grandparents (her parents). Granddaddy was a wood worker and could create some of the most gorgeous works of art from wood as well as plaster! Grandmother was a painter and could paint some of the most realistic things but most especially I remember her painted cotton bolls! As a little girl, I would watch both of them work and run their store called “Franklin Gift Shop”. Every child who came in with their parents were given a duck that they had made. They have both left this world and gone to their Heavenly Home now but they sure made a difference in many lives while they were here. They forever will be in my heart.

I got sidetracked a little with my memories, but back to Mama. She’s such a crafty and creative person. She owned a bakery for many years, which was her dream job. As life would have it, though, she had two heart attacks and some other health problems which led her to have to sell her bakery and no longer work at a typical job as the second heart attack occurred when she tried to go back and work and it was just too much for her. People still talk about her bakery and still ask her to make cakes for her and she happily does it when she can.

She and I worked on a little project together. She happened to think that maybe I could have a burlap wedding corsage in my shop and that it would fit in nicely with the rest of my wares. Of course it would! What an excellent idea!! She and I worked on it and created this little cutie:

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I have them in my shop here – I think it turned out really pretty. It has a simple, rustic elegance that makes me remember the past and think toward the future. It just feels perfect to me. 🙂

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda

Mason Jar Wedding Art

Mason jars, burlap, rustic barnwood, personalization…I think I have it all covered in one sweet little package!

Burlap is featured front and center in this delightful mason jar painting. I painted the jar and in the center I painted the letter “J”. My thoughts behind this one were that it’d be a great addition to the wedding cake table at the wedding and then a great piece of home decor to be enjoyed for years to come.

Here’s how it turned out:

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I have them in my shop here though I’m a little concerned about the shipping cost being so high. It weighs over 2 pounds by itself so by the time I add a box and packaging materials for its protection…it’s gonna by kinda pricey. Though, I dearly love love love the look and can’t imagine using some cheap frame of a lesser character than this. It feels perfect in this frame. 🙂

xoxoxoxo and HELLO WEEKEND!!!

Rhonda

Here’s your sign :)

And a pretty special one too! I made this one with thoughts of them being perfect for table numbers at a wedding but realized they are great to leave notes to loved ones and give as gifts after the wedding. 🙂

Rustic is just perfection to me so I used burlap and jute as the materials on this wooden frame. I made the center portion a chalkboard so it’s ready for use and can be used from showers to weddings to inside the home afterwards. I love something that has lots of uses like this! Seems like money well spent, which is always a plus in my personal life too.

Here’s how they turned out:

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I have it listed in my etsy shop here if you would like to read more about it like for size and such.

Hope y’all have had a wonderful Thursday. We’re knocking on Friday’s door and I’m so happy about that!!

xoxoxoxo,

Rhonda