Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra. What I do for gifts is to wrap them, add the ribbon, and then tape down the handmade ornament below where my bow is going on the gift.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY

I love making Christmas Tree ornaments! If you are looking for more DIY Christmas ornaments (some crafty, some upcycling existing ornaments), you may want to make these:

How to Make Your Own Rudolph Ornament – upcycle, and so cute!
oy Decoupage Christmas Ornament – upcycle, more traditional.
Paw Print Ornaments – perfect for preserving furring little paws.
DIY Cork Snowflake Ornament – got wine corks!?
Essy DIY Button Snowflake Ornament – so simple to make!

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament Materials

Mason Jar Lid Ring
• Felt: Green, White and Flesh Colored (blush, brown, black… up to you)
Christmas (holiday) Twine
• Small Googly Eyes
Puffy Paint Red and Pink
• Scissors
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Yarn Needle
• Pencil

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament Directions

• Tie a piece of 8″ twine onto the Mason Jar Lid Ring. Tie the ends into a knot and glue the knot right onto the backside of the lid ring.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Trace the outside of your lid ring onto a piece of flesh-colored felt, cut out with scissors and carefully glue into the back side of your lid ring.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Measure the top of your lid ring about ¼ of the way down and cut two pieces of a hat out of green felt by making the bottom with ½” inch wider than your measurement to give room for the sides.
• Place your two hats together and sew the sides together using your yarn needle, twine, and a basic blanket stitch. Bring the needle out directly below again, just below the edge of the fabric. Loop the thread around the needle where it emerges and pull the thread taut. You can read more here. (If you like, you can add a tad of fiberfill to the hat to make it puff-out just a bit.)

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Cut out a white zig zag piece from the white felt to make a hat-band with a flat bottom.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Glue the hat-band to the bottom of your hat, and on each side.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Cut a small sliver into the back middle of the hat, slide the hat onto the top of the Mason jar and slide the loop through the back sliver cut and secure the hat with glue.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Cut out two tiny flesh colored ears and glue them to the sides of the lid below the hat.
• Now glue two googly eyes below the hat onto the flesh colored circle.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Paint a red smile with you puffy paint.
• Paint two pink dots for cheeks with your pink puffy paint.

Elf Mason Jar Lid Ornament DIY. This easy to make Elf Mason jar lid ornament is simply adorable. This step by step tutorial has easy to follow directions so you can make one for your tree, to give as a gift, or to place on top of a present as a little something extra.


• Let your ornament dry overnight and hang by the Christmas Twine loop.


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25 Essential Crafting Supplies

25 Essential Crafting Supplies. A list of indispensable, useful tools and products every crafter needs to have in their craft box. Whether you are just beginning to make your own crafts, are a special occasion crafter, or a crafting veteran, this list of must-haves crafting products are important to getting the crafting-job done!


A list of indispensable, useful tools and products every crafter needs to have in their craft box. Whether you are just beginning to make your own crafts, are a special occasion crafter, or a crafting veteran, this list of must-haves crafting products are important to getting the crafting-job done!

25 Essential Crafting Supplies

I love DIY projects. But before you get started, you need to be certain you have all of the right tools on hand to get your projects done right. Note: lot on this list will make a great gift for the crafter in your life!

Below is a list of my must-have crafter’s tools. Let’s get crafting with the help of these essential craft supplies.

General Crafting Supplies

  • Exacto Knife: This easy to hold exacto knife is a must-have for every crafter.
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat: This mat is the perfect place to cut a variety of materials. The healing feature helps keep the mat smooth, which gives it a longer life.
  • Hot Glue Gun: Glue a variety of materials with a solution that is permanent. This glue gun comes complete with the hot glue.
  • Wire Cutters: Stop struggling with scissors and other methods to cut wire by adding this pair of wire cutters to your crafting tools.
  • Straight Edge: Another essential crafting supply every crafter should keep on hand.
  • Paper Cutter: Get the perfect cut while working with paper. This one has a ruler that runs along both sides to help align everything just right.
  • Scissors: I keep a variety of scissors on hand for different uses. Here are some of my must haves:
  • Tape Measure: Make sure to always measure twice and cut once!
  • Pliers Set: This set comes with 6 different types of pliers including needle nose, long nose, flat nose, and more.
  • Floral Wire 22 Guage: Bunch together flowers and other mediums with the help of floral wire. This works really well because it can be tucked away and kept out of sight. Floral tape also helps!
  • Goop: My all-around favorite adhesive outside of a glue gun. This stuff is waterproof and temperature resistant.
  • Mod Podge: Seal projects with the help of Mod Podge.
  • Paint Brush Set: Having a decent set of paint brushes on hand can make or break a project. This set comes with a variety of sizes.
  • Craft Paint Kit: The colors in this set are amazing! Plus, these paints can be used on a variety of surfaces.
  • Construction Paper Set: Keeping a set of construction paper on hand guarantees that you won’t find yourself running out at the last minute to pick up a certain color.
  • Crafting Tweezers: Easy to grip tweezers allow crafters to place small items exactly where they need to go.
  • Wood and Leather Pyrography Pen: Wood and leather burning create an amazing effect on crafts. This set has everything you need, including a case to keep it all in place.
  • Washi Tape Set: Decorative tape in different patterns and colors.
  • Rotary Cutter: Get a precise cut on fabric, vinyl, and other mediums with this rotary cutter.
  • Gold Leaf Sheet Pack: Add a little bling to your crafting projects with the help of some gold leaf!
  • Glitter Set: Another way to add some sparkle and shine to your craft projects.
  • Crafting Storage: Depending on the volume of crafting supplies you have on hand, there are a few different bins, trays, and even toolboxes available to keep all of your supplies in place. Here are some of my favorites:

Now to get to the good part… crafting! For some inspiration, take a look at a few of these craft projects I know you would love.

For even more crafting inspiration and project ideas, visit the Craft Section of my website.

If you are on the hunt for crafting gifts, any of these items are a great place to start. Instead of packaging them inside of a gift box, use a Tool Box instead.

What essential craft tools do you keep on hand?


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Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

Notes:

This is, hands down, my favorite craft made for this holiday season. My niece (and I) have made some goodies, but this one… just blows me away in person. And, I am not ashamed to say it, I had nothing to do with it except I bought the paper mache triangles for a craft a few years ago, and left them in a craft box when I did not move forward with my idea. My niece had wanted to make a tree with all the beer bottle caps she has (courtesy of my uncle who drinks beer near and far – some of those caps are from Asia, Europe, and South America as well as from the good old USA and Canada!), but she could not figure out how to make it happen with a round-cone. As soon as she saw my triangle cones while rummaging though that old craft box, she knew her idea was doable!

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is not an easy craft to make. The bending was daunting to me. Her hands are nowhere near as large as mine, but she was able to give each bottle cap that needed bending a push against the soft side of her palm and bend those caps every time. She did suggest that people may want to wear a gardening glove on the hand holding the bottle cap to aid in traction and to prevent cuts. As she put it “this is a commitment.” And, she is giving them away as gifts!

• Domestic beer caps are MUCH easier to work with than craft beer caps. (They bend easier.)

• Use a low-temp glue gun so as not to burn yourself.

• Theme your bottle caps, or choose randomly. Either will look lovely.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Set aside colorful caps that will stand-out for the ornaments.

• While the instructions are short, this is a time-consuming craft. Shingling is easier than fitting the caps around a bend, but it does take more than a few hours to make one of these trees.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial Materials

Paper Mache Triangle Cone (the size used in this craft is 5x5x14)
Slip Joint Pliers
• Bottle Caps (and lots of them)
• Battery Operated Lights (a 20 count was used here)
Low-Temp Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial Directions

• Start at the top of your triangle, and work down.
• Do not worry about any “holes”. They will be covered with “ornaments.”
• If you have all white or all green bottle caps, you may want to paint the triangle first. In other words, if you are going for a monochrome look, paint the base.
• Flatten the beer cap ends. You are hot gluing the flat part of the triangle.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• To go around the edges of the triangle: bend with your hand. You may want to hold up the bottle cap to the triangle and see where exactly you have to bend the cap to make it fit around the side.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• The top part of this craft is the most imperfect. If you have gold or brown bottle caps, use those at the top. It will help mitigate the imperfections.
• You need to fit every piece to start. As you get to the bottom and the triangle broadens, this gets easier.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Shingle at the broad parts of the tree by (again) flattening the cap, and then hot gluing with slight overlapping.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Hot glue the ornaments over the holes. Some of our “ornaments” were flattened, some were not. It added a bit of depth to not flatten them, but they were more difficult to hot glue in place.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Turn on your battery operated lights and make sure they work.
• Glue the end of the light string, and place it at the top of the tree.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!



• Hot glue the lights in place down the tree. Make sure they are staggered – you may have to bend the wire cord to achieve the look you want.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• Tuck the bottom of the switch underneath the tree.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is what the trees look like lit.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This is what the trees look like unlit.

Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions in this Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial to make a lighted bottle cap Christmas tree. Use your pop caps or beer caps to make this unique, and beautiful, holiday craft!


• This truly is a unique and lovely (which may seem odd since it was done with beer caps) tree craft. If you have the time, and the bottle cap collection, give it a try. The finished product will amaze you.


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