The Tree With The Homemade Jar Lid Ornaments

I don’t know if you saw the ornaments I was making on Sunday. I used mason jar lids and decoupaged print outs of vintage children photos I found online.

I made some in the usual silver mason jar lids, and there were some red ones at Walmart I picked up too, just to be a little extra festive. It’s too cold out to spray paint!

Here’s what they look like on my little Christmas tree…

I originally thought I’d group my three little trees together, but I had an idea and went with it. You’ll see them later.

So here’s where we were Sunday. I waited and let them dry overnight before I finished them.

I’ll bring the camera a little closer so you can view them better.

Here’s how pretty the tree looks at night.

These ornaments made from mason jar lids and bands were so ultra easy. And I just love to sit on my couch and gaze at the little vintage children I printed out from the internet.

If you want the instructions, click here.

I don’t know if I’ll make more homemade ornaments or not. I love to create them, and it’s a yearly tradition with me. 

My two daughters and I would sit down after Thanksgiving dinner and start making ornaments for our Christmas tree.

I’ve always thought it was fun to add them to the tree as I make them. So it will just depend on how things go.

My Abi is in surgery. I took her to the vet early this morning. I’m a jumble of nerves. She’s not a spring chicken. She and Charlie are 9 years old now. 

The vet told me that if she jumps or tears it in any way, we have to start all over again. I can’t imagine putting her through this again. And paying for it again!

I will update with news after I pick her up this evening.


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  1. Your tree is beautiful. The lid ornaments add a special touch.
    Excited that Abi's surgery is over. Prayers for the three of you for the next weeks of recovery.
    Please keep us posted.

  2. I love your ornaments! And your tree is gorgeous!! You're so talented!!! I'd also love to know more about the tiered tray in the background, too!

  3. Your tree looks beautiful, and the ornaments are just about the cutest and most creative I have seen in a very long time…maybe ever!

    Make sure you get something for Abi to keep her calm.

  4. They look so nice on your tree Brenda…I am looking for pictures like those to use…So happy that Abi came through the surgery so well…I know you have been a nervous wreck all will be the hardest part for you …keeping her settled down to heal…Hugs

  5. So glad Abi came through surgery ok. Now the really hard part starts, keeping her quiet so she can heal. The tree looks beautiful. I love all your posts, you are definitely in my top 3 blogs.

  6. Thankful that Abi is out of surgery and should be ok.
    The photo ornaments look perfect! Your tree is just right! Beautiful!

  7. So relieved Abi's surgery is over! Remembered to say a little prayer for you both. I truly hope the healing process passes quickly. I'm in love with your pretty tree! Very charming ornaments…

  8. I was just thinking about Abi as I was watering plants. I'm so glad she's out and OK. The tree is so cute and sparkles like trees should. It also looks fantastic with those red/white curtains in the background. You have such a magical touch!

  9. Thank the Lord for answered prayer for Abi! I was thinking and praying for the both of you today. So glad that she came through alright. I love your ornaments and your Christmas tree too! You always do a great job of anything you choose to tackle.
    Connie, IN/FL

  10. So glad Abi is alright…I think that someone suggested last week to ask the vet for sedatives for her to keep her calm and not wanting to run around too much. I hope the vet agrees.

    I am glad the ornaments dried alright or the glue held…they were so cute and your tree is just beautiful! 🙂

  11. Hi Brenda! Oh, I'm so glad to hear little Abi's surgery is over. Will they give you something for her for pain. Praying your sweet little fuzzy face heals. I love your sweet little mason jar lids you've made! You did good! Can't wait to see some more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  12. So happy to read that Abi came through surgery just fine!!! We have to cats and they mean the wprld to us.

    Love your tree!!! Enjoy and have a great day, Janie

  13. Cute ornaments Brenda! Love how they look. I said a prayer for Abi and the Vet and techs…and of course, for you too. I know how nervous I get when anything needs to be done with my 3 Pups.

    Jan ♥

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