Blame it all on Joanna Gaines, but the farmhouse look is just my favorite right now! No, I don’t actually live in a farmhouse or own goats, but the rustic, vintage simplicity of farmhouse decor seems to capture a feeling that many of us yearn for in our own homes. If you feel the same way, you’re going to want to stick around today – at the end of this post, some of my favorite bloggy friends have some more farmhouse goodness to share with our Easy Farmhouse Christmas blog hop.
When I ran across this ornament idea on Pinterest, I was immediately smitten. Months ago, I planned to make these for this year’s ornament swap. And it definitely had a sort of vintage charm that feels so at home in a sweet farmhouse. Super cute AND super easy – the best combination for crafting, for sure!
But in lieu of our regular homemade ornament/cookie swap this year, our Pinterest Partiers group decided to have only the cookie swap, but each person make an ornament at the party to take home. This worked great with our schedules this year, and it was fun to craft together, so I bet we’ll do this again. 😉
Since the party was at my house this year, I gathered all the supplies. (Each person who came to the party paid $3 to help offset the costs.)
I asked several friends to bring extra fabric scissors and glue guns/glue sticks – and after the cookie swap was over, we got out the craft supplies to make these beauties.
There were 4 different kinds of plaid – 3 soft flannels and 1 regular plaid material. Something to fit everyone’s color schemes. =)
Besides the flannel or plaid material, you’ll need:
*regular mouth Mason jar lids and bands (you can also buy the wide mouth ones if you want bigger ornaments)
*hot glue gun
*purchased stickers or vinyl ones cut by your Silhouette or Cricut
*embellishments, if desired, such as jingle bells and sprigs of holly, which I bought at Hobby Lobby
We cut out squares of fabric about an inch or so bigger than the jar lids all the way around and started hot gluing the overlapping fabric to the backs, taking care not to stretch the fabric too taut or the plaid will start to have wavy lines across the front. 😉
And no, you don’t have to use pinking shears – regular fabric scissors will do just fine! I just couldn’t find mine…
Next up – DON’T start gluing the fabric lid into the ring yet! Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell at you, but this is important. 😉 You need to attach the loop of twine first. Word to the wise – cut the twine longer than you think you need…
Now you can insert the lid and then glue a little around the edge to hold it in place. You can also apply a few dots of hot glue into the ring before pressing the lid inside, but I found it was a little easier to make sure your lines from the fabric aren’t all wonky if you don’t glue it in first.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the white vinyl snowflakes, but you can also use cardstock and attach the cutouts with tiny bits of glue – or simply use Christmas stickers if you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut machine. =)
You can finish up your ornament right here or add a few embellishments – I bought these cute holly sprigs and some jingle bells to dress it up a bit. I reinforced these with hot glue and then tied a little knot at the ends of the twine so you can hang this on the tree right away.
That’s it! You’re done! =) Except now you’ll want to make a second one. And a third. I’ve already started making more – I want a whole set for my tree. 😉 And to give a few as gifts. This pink flannel would be perfect for a girly Christmas tree…
Even if you don’t have an ornament party, Mason jar lid ornaments are the PERFECT thing to make for teachers or friends. It would be cute to attach to the top of a package wrapped in kraft paper, wouldn’t it? I’ll answer that – yes, it would. 😉 Joanna Gaines would be proud. =)
Looking for more easy ways to celebrate in Christmasy farmhouse style? I thought you’d never ask… 😉
Holly at McCall Manor made the cutest Handmade Farmhouse Tree Skirt. And I’m gonna need to drag out the sewing machine sometime before next December to (try to) make myself one!
Stacey from A Southern Discourse brings us a fabulous recipe perfect for a farmhouse kitchen – Cranberries and Cheddar Skillet Dip. I cannot wait to try this!!
Diane from Diane & Dean DIY brings us some Free Printable Farmhouse Holiday Gift Tags. Because we all need the cute gift tags!
Want to save this idea for later? Be sure to pin it! Need a visual to convince your crafty friends to start an ornament swap – or an ornament-making party? Share it on Facebook and tag your friends!