Wrap ribbon around a mason jar lid, and decorate it with buttons for a pretty homemade wreath ornament to hang on your Christmas tree. This easy Christmas craft is great for kids and adults alike, and only takes about 30 minutes to make.
We’ve made a few different button wreaths in the past and we’ve made several mason jar lid crafts, but we’ve never made a button wreath ON a mason jar lid until today.
My daycare kids really enjoyed making these little wreaths. The ribbon-wrapping process challenged their fine-motor abilities and they always love sorting through our big bin of vintage buttons at craft time.
It’s kind of amazing to think that you can transform an ordinary metal lid into something so pretty, isn’t it?
Let me show you how we made them.
- mason jar lid (just the outer ring)
- ribbon (or yarn, twine etc.)
- glue gun
- buttons thread or riibbon for hanging
Mason Jar Lid Ribbon and Button Wreath Ornament
- Wrap Lid with Ribbon
Cut a long length of ribbon or twine. The length you cut will depend on the size of your lid and the width of your ribbon, but you’ll need at least a couple of feet of ribbon.
Glue the starting end of your ribbon inside the lid of the lid and start wrapping, overlapping the edges of the ribbon as you go so the metal doesn’t show.
When your lid is completely covered, glue the end piece inside of the lid with your hot glue gun.
- Glue on Buttons
With your hot glue gun, glue the buttons to the front of the lid. You can glue them to the side as well if you like, just as we did here with our green ribbon/red button wreath.
- Hang it!
Glue a piece of metallic thread or ribbon inside the top of the mason jar lid.
So simple but so sweet! The perfect little last-minute craft for Christmas.
More Christmas Crafts with Buttons:
- Button Christmas Trees (for tweens and teens)
- Pipe Cleaner Button Wreath (for all ages)
- Easy Cardboard and Button Wreath (for toddlers and preschoolers)
More Mason Jar Lid Crafts:
- Mason Lid Photo Ornament
- Mason Jar Lid Reindeer Ornament
- Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornament
- Mason Lid Ornament with Sharpies and Tin Foil
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.