Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

December 4, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

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Hello Melrose Family Readers! Christy here again from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer sharing easy and fun snowman ornaments made from mason jar lids! I bought two cases of mason jars to hold tea lights for our Halloween Display on Halloween night, and I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the lids. I saved them in a bag and have been trying to think of a use for them ever since!

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

The faces are from scraps of a vintage chenille bedspread that I used to make a Christmas Tree Pillow for my Secret Santa.

Making them was simple. Here’s what you’ll need:

White Spray Paint

White Chenille Fabric

Black & Orange Acrylic Paint

Mason Jar Lid Rings

Black Ribbon


Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks


Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornament Supplies

I spray painted the rings white to start. For fun, I added some buffalo snow to one of the rings immediately after spray painting:



I left the others plain, but sanded one. I think I like that one the best!

Sanded Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments


There’s really no big instruction needed here, but here’s a pictorial just in case:



I used a stylus to paint in the details on the faces. I used a micron pen from Michaels to draw in the smiles on two of them. These pens are perfect for writing on fabric because they don’t bleed.



To hang them, I added ribbon to one with hot glue, and strung clear glass beads on fine fishing line for the other two. I also attached those with hot glue.



Coordinating black ribbon tied in a bow finishes them off.




I think the chenille bedspread fabric gives them a nostalgic feel, but you could use any type of fabric.

Here’s another fun and very inexpensive project for Christmas…DIY Sweater Stockings:



DIY Sweater Stockings

I made these from sweaters I rescued from my Goodwill donation bag!

And here’s what I made from those scraps:


DIY Mitten Ornament

I hope your Holiday season is off to a great start! I’d love to have you visit me any time!!



profile-picChristy is a proud Mom, happy wife, and lover of all things DIY. When she’s not taking care of her boys, she loves to drag home all sorts of treasures and give them new life. She also shares budget-friendly décor and simple-to-follow sewing tutorials. See more at


12 thoughts on “Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    your snowman ornaments are adorable. They are so cute as single rings like the way you have them or securing 3 rings together;; painting on a face and then adding tiny black buttons by gluing or sewing them on going down the front of the bottom 2 rings and tying a piece of scrap fabric around his ‘neck’ area for scarf.
    Oh, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating these. Many ideas spinning in my head at the moment. Thank you for the instructions. I can’t wait to get some of these made.

  2. This is the perfect use for those chenille bedspreads! I love it! You are so creative. Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. Amanda says:

    These are so cute!!

  4. kim says:

    There are so many advertisements on your blog it is difficult to read your post.

  5. val says:

    I have many mason jars and lids since my mother passed. She did a lot of home canning. This is a great way to use some of them and make homemade gifts. Thank you for the inspiration.

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