Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mason Jar Lid Ornament




It's still unberably hot and humid here, so I am sharing another "cool" project.

Here is an idea for reusing old mason jar lid rings:
create an ornament !

Add photographs, stamped images, magazine cut outs, fabric and so on to create one of a kind ornaments.


For this particular ornament, I created a snowman face stamp from rubber scraps. Stampin' Up! used to sell stamp sets uncut, that is we had to cut out each piece from one sheet of rubber images. It wasn't a big deal, using a good sharp pair of scissors made it easy. Plus, by cutting them out on our own, we could get as close to the image as we felt comfortable, limiting the amount of extra rubber around the edge of the image meant there was less chance of getting ink on portions we didn't intend to.

Project  Supplies:

White spray paint (or brush on acrylic paints and sealer) to repaint the ring.

Rubber scraps cut and mounted to old Jenga game pieces for the snowman face.

White posterboard (sturdier than cardstock, but you could use cardstock then back it with chipboard, etc to make it more sturdy) to cover with clear drying liquid glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Acetate/transparency/window sheet or repurpose a clear plastic packaging for stamping the snowman face on with Stazon inks.

Ribbon, fabric, raffia, etc to wrap around the ring and create a loop for hanging.



This creation of mine was difficult to photograph due to the bright sunshine and glitter. It was very sparkly in real life !

Thanks for looking !

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