Our DIY Mason Jar Lid Santa Ornament is a handcrafted card carrying member of the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop!
This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop! I hope you are as excited as I am to see all the Handmade ornament ideas.
My exchange partner this year is the talented Megan from C’mon, Get Crafty.
Pamela · Home On The Corner
I hope you enjoy our Mason Jar Lid Santa Ornament. He’s really fun to make. It seems like there are a lot of supplies but they are really simple items you likely have on hand. I just happen to have white fleece fabric in my fabric stash and it curls well so that is what I used but you could use a cotton fabric too. The most important thing for you to use is your imagination to create your own Mason Jar Lid Santa Ornament.
- 1 Mason Jar Lid
- Cotton or Fleece Fabric for the beard (I used fleece)
- Red felt square
- 1 Small red pom pom
- 1 Large white and silver or blingy pom pom
- Black fine tip magic marker
- 1 Red craft pipe cleaner
- Small amount of pillow stuffing
- E6000 Glue
- Mod Podge
- Flesh colored paint (I used Natural Beige)
- 1 Old Christmas card or a piece of Christmas craft paper
Begin by painting the front of the lid several times allowing it to dry between coats.
While the paint is drying, cut your fabric into small strips about 3.5 inches long and 1/2″ wide. They will be slightly shorter when curled.
Curl the end of each fabric strip the same as curling ribbon when wrapping gifts by pulling the side of closed scissors along the edge of each piece. Once it curls, it will stay that way.
Lay the lid onto your craft paper or old Christmas Card and cut a circle. I used a card which had a small replica of the front on the back.
Glue it to the back side of the lid and coat it with one coat of Mod Podge which will preserve the paper.
Fold the red felt in half so that when you cut the hat you’ll have two pieces. I drew my hat free hand with pencil and paper until I was happy with the size. Then I cut it out and used it as a pattern on the felt. The goal for my Santa hat was a whimsical look with a long tail for the blingy pom pom. I also wanted to add the stuffing to create it more of a 3D look rather than just a flat hat.
Use the E6000 to glue the hat, front and back onto the painted lid. You should have already added the card or craft paper backing.
Make a bead of glue as shown around the edges leaving space for the stuffing to fit into.
Be sure to glue the pipe cleaner on at the very top so you can hang your new Santa ornament on the tree.
Use clothespins or office clips to hold the felt in place while the glue dries.
Notice in the last photo, the gap on the bottom of the hat which is where you will add the stuffing.. It’s a little tedious but you can do it.
After adding the stuffing, glue that last edge together and use the clothespins to hold it in place while the glue dries.
Now begin gluing the beard on using the E6000. Begin on the left and slightly overlap each piece to create fullness. You will notice in the photo that I did not curl the beard until after I added it. I do not recommend this! Be sure to curl your beard pieces first. I left the edges ragged on purpose as I just love that look on Santa!
Glue on Santa’s red pom pom nose and the blingy pom pom on the tip of his hat.
Finally use the black fine tip felt marker to make is eyes and you are done!
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