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. When 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…
The wreath took about 50 rings to get a nice medium size. Each ring was painted lightly with Heirloom coloured paint by Fusion. 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 hemp twine was threaded through the centres and then tied tightly in a knot. You can hide the ends down the centre of the wreath.
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. The vintage lace reminded me of something the bird might have picked up to build its nest 😉 The little bits were easily attached to the Mason jar rings with hot glue.
Once 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 😉 Have 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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