It may be a little eleventh hour to show you more Christmas ideas, however this very simple yet junkily (?) cute idea came to me at… well, the eleventh hour. I was trying to come up with a theme for our Christmas tree, and this just popped into my head.
These twig and canning jar lid ornaments and garland are a little bit junky, a little bit natural and a whole lotta easy!
Using this style, you can make an ornament or an entire garland. Kinda industrial cute, aren’t they?
How I did it:
My original twig garland from 2 years ago came in handy. Some of the twigs fell out, leaving long gaps of string. So I just pulled out a few more twigs to reuse them.
canning jar lids
heavy string or light twine
candy canes / ornaments / other
1. Cut some twine, and create a loose knot in the middle without tightening it.
2. Insert a pinecone, then tighten. Double knot the pinecone in place.
3. Tie a small knot above the pinecone, leaving a gap between the two.
4. Place pinecone inside ring, and with a string on both sides of the canning jar lid, knot above the ring. Double knot it.
5. Create another loose knot, insert a twig, then tighten. Double knot. Repeat for as many twigs as you desire.
This completes one ornament. To continue with the garland…
6. After the last twig, tie a loose knot, insert pinecone, tighten, double knot. Add more twigs, then another canning jar lid. Repeat pattern for as long as you desire the garland to be.
The same method was used for this quirky spoon ornament…
… and these two using cinnamon sticks. The sky’s the limit! They are fun to make and pretty cute if I do say so myself!
The garland is a little heavy because of the metal lids, so it hangs best against something, such as the support of a Christmas tree.