Transform Mason jar lid rings into beautiful miniature wreaths that double as festive ornaments and holiday gift toppers.

By Claire Harmeyer

Put spare Mason jar lid rings to use by dressing them up in holiday cheer. This simple Christmas craft doubles as a DIY ornament and custom gift topper. Combine preserved boxwood leaves with mini ornaments, bells, pinecones, or ribbon for a miniature wreath that will last year after year. Hang your Mason jar ornament on your tree, in a small window, along a garland on your mantel, or on a gift for the perfect finishing touch. Who knew Mason jar Christmas decor was so versatile?

How to Make Mini Wreaths from Mason Jar Lids

Supplies Needed

  • Mason jar lid rings
  • Green spray paint (optional)
  • Preserved boxwood leaves
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Embellishments (small bells, pom-poms, mini ornaments, etc.)
  • Twine or narrow ribbon

Step-by-Step Directions

Follow our simple instructions to make your Mason jar Christmas decor. These five steps will give you a unique DIY Christmas ornament in less than 30 minutes!

Step 1: Spray-Paint Lid (Optional)

We used green spray paint to blend our Mason jar lids with the greenery. If you don't mind some of the metal showing through your boxwood leaves, you can skip this step.

Before you paint your lids, lay down a drop cloth or newspaper to protect your work surface. Spray-paint the inner rim of your Mason jar lids and let dry.

Editor's Tip: When using spray-paint, always work in a well-ventilated area and wear a mask.

Step 2: Attach Greenery

Trim enough sprigs of preserved boxwood leaves to cover your Christmas ornaments. Using a hot-glue gun, glue small bunches boxwood to the Mason jar lid, overlapping them to hide the stems. Cover the front and sides completely with greenery.

Step 3: Add Embellishments

Embellish your Mason jar ornaments with miniature jingle bells, pinecones, ribbon, or tiny ornaments. Use your hot-glue gun to attach them. Scatter the embellishments around the wreaths to create a one-of-a-kind DIY Christmas ornament.

Step 4: Attach Twine

Tie twine around the wreath or glue ribbon to the back of the Mason jar lid for a hanger. Lastly, hang the ornament on your tree or attach it to a present. Save the Mason jar ornaments to reuse year after year.

Comments (1)

December 3, 2019
These are not lids, they are rings. Lids are the flat things that lay on the top of the jar. Rings are what holds the lids on.