I know many of you do not like to rush the seasons but here in Nanaland, it is time to be creative and knocking out Christmas crafts.
I enjoy watching Crafty Girl on You Tube and she shared this easy ornament on her channel. She took a regular canning jar lid, added plaid ribbon, but on a hanger and called it a day. While her ornament was cute it got my creative juices flowing on how to improve upon the original. This picture is of my dad's barn on a snowy day last year. Kudos to Cousin Scott for another great photograph.
I made these for my sisters and my children. I am taking my sisters their ornaments next weekend as they might like to use this idea for some of their own Christmas crafting. My children do not read my blog so I will just hand these out at Thanksgiving and they will be surprised. By the way, I always give my children and grandchildren their ornaments when we gather for Thanksgiving at Amelia's home. Most of them have their trees up the minute the turkey is eaten! Ok, they got that from me...I love my Christmas tree but I wait until after Thanksgiving to get it up.
What you will need...
Canning jar Lids.....better get them now as once canning season is over they are harder to find.
Bronze spray paint
A special picture of your choice
Embellishments of your choosing
Jute for the hanger.
Here is the back
I must also give props to my friend, Karen, in Chatsworth who does a similar ornament every year for her family when they gather. She has used the large plastic buttons you find at Hobby Lobby. They are located in the craft section at the back. The back comes off and you can slip a picture inside. I am going to use her idea for another ornament and I will try to show it next week. It is fun to make a gift that has a sentiment behind it. Happy Crafting.