Turn Leftover Mason Jar Rings Into a Whimsical Wreath

Do you ever do a project and have oodles of one part left over?

I do all the time… especially when I teach classes and only need pieces of something like a Mason jar.

That was exactly the predicament I was in recently after my Farmhouse Flower Box classes.  I needed Mason jars to put in the boxes for the cut flowers but I didn’t need all of the lids.  mason jar ringsWhen I was contemplating what to do with all of the lids, I remembered the Mason jar ring pumpkins I had made and thought I could use that same concept, only on a larger scale, to make a wreath.

Painting the rings…

reclaimed mason jar rings painted with Fusion Mineral paint in HeirloomThe wreath took about 50 rings to get a nice medium size.  Each ring was painted lightly with [easyazon_link identifier=”B00WNCTN2O” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Heirloom coloured paint by Fusion[/easyazon_link].  I like the look of the gold peeking through to add some contrast and character so didn’t paint the rings completely.

Securing the rings… 

To hold the rings together, a thick piece of [easyazon_link identifier=”B073GQ9393″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]hemp twine[/easyazon_link] was threaded through the centres and then tied tightly in a knot.  You can hide the ends down the centre of the wreath.  tying Mason jar ring together with twine

Adding a touch of whimsy… 

To add a touch of whimsy to the wreath, I pulled out an assortment of paper flowers, a bird, and some of my Grandmother’s vintage lace from my stash.   paper flowers in various shades of white and beigeThe vintage lace reminded me of something the bird might have picked up to build its nest 😉 vintage lace and paper flowers hanging from a Summer diy wreathThe little bits were easily attached to the Mason jar rings with hot glue.

mason jar rings painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in HeirloomOnce the wreath was ready to hang, an extra loop of hemp twine attached to the top, and the new wreath was ready to go.

I should note too that once I had the ring in a shape I liked, I added little dabs of hot glue here and there between the rings to secure them.  You don’t need to do that, but can if you want to keep them in place securely.

I love seeing the little wreath as I climb my stairs.  It reminds me of Spring at the cottage and the birds building their nests.  I also love the fact that I don’t have 50 Mason jar rings sitting in a pile waiting for a purpose any more 😉 upcycled Mason Jar rings made into a Spring or Summer wreathHave you upcycled Mason jar rings into anything unique?  I would love to hear your ideas and what you have done with extra lids.  Drop a comment below or upload a picture to the Recreated Designs Facebook page and share your creation.

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Leftover Mason Jar rings turned into a wreath

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6 Comments on " Turn Leftover Mason Jar Rings Into a Whimsical Wreath "

  1. Lisa

    Cute but I would have found ways to have plants hanging from it

    1. Lisa

      That would be a cute idea! Especially if you had it hanging on an outside door.

  2. Lisa

    Wow! I had a bunch in my craft room trash can to toss out! Not any more! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Lisa

      🙂 You are most welcome Jeanne! I am so glad they are saved from the trash 😉 Have fun!

  3. Lisa

    Wow, creative. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Ivory! It was a fun project 😉

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