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.
Can you grasp the theme of my Christmas tree yet? Coming soon… as soon as I capture a good shot of it! Hopefully before Christmas… nothing like waiting until the eleventh hour here!
5 thoughts on “Twig and canning jar lid ornaments and garland”
So very creative! Have a wonderful Christmas.
I love this. I’ll have to make some for the Gratefulness Tree. Thanks so much for your inspirations.
Donna, that’s adorable! I’m going to make some with the pinecones and leave them up until spring! You are such an inspiration! Merry Christmas!
You did it again, something wonderful out of the simplest things!
Thank-you for everything you shared this year of yourself & your gifts.
Merry Christmas & God bless & keep you & yours in 2014*
love your ideas and work …..