How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament


Our very first Christmas as a married couple was a memorable one for a lot of reasons, but specifically I remember the tree. We were young and the tree took most of the tiny budget we had for the holidays. Once we got it home, my new husband spent the better part of the evening wrestling it into a tree stand and we discovered just how sappy those trees can be. And when it was finally standing in all its glory in the middle of our apartment, I quickly realized just how little we had to decorate it with.

Cue sad trombone.

Fast forward almost 25 years and we have enough ornaments to decorate multiple trees. They are big and small, glass and wood… but by far my favorites are those that are handmade or have a story to tell.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

If you are looking to add to your handmade holiday collection, then today’s project is just for you! Here’s what you’ll need for this super easy cross-stitch ornament:

Supplies to Make Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**

DOWNLOAD SANTA BELT CROSS-STITCH PATTERN HERE

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Stitch Santa Belt

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Following the pattern, stitch the Santa belt. Because we will be transferring this to the mason jar lid there is no need to center it on your Aida cloth. Just make sure you have plenty of room on the hoop surface to stitch the entire belt.

Add a Belt Buckle

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Belts can’t do what they do best if there isn’t a buckle involved. I selected gunmetal grey Kreinik blending filament to give the buckle a little shine. I think Santa’s worth it.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Cut Out Santa Belt

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

You’ll first want to center the mason jar lid over your stitched work and trace a circle.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Then cut out the Santa belt that will fit perfectly inside your mason jar.

Do the same for your holiday cardstock that will back the ornament once assembled.

Add Ribbon

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Cut a 12″ length of ribbon and tie the two ends into a knot forming one loop.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Feed one end of the ribbon loop through your mason jar lid as pictured above.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Fold the ribbon over in half.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Loop the second half of the ribbon through the first half.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Pull the ribbon tight to secure it to the mason jar lid.

Assemble Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Apply hot glue to the inside rim of the mason jar lid and add stitched work and lid. Finish by gluing the decorative cardstock in place.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

Your ornament is ready to add to your tree or to adorn a Christmas package.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar OrnamentHow to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

If you love handmade ornaments, I hope you get a chance to add this sweet one to your collection. It’s sure to catch Santa’s eye as he’s delivering presents to your home.

How to Make an Adorable Christmas Mason Jar Ornament

How do you like to decorate your Christmas tree? Do you gravitate toward high end ornaments or ones that are handmade? What’s your favorite piece to add to your tree? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop 2017

This post is a part of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. For more amazing decor ideas, please visit the bloggers listed below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to these sponsors for hosting the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop:

The Ultimate Beginning Cross-Stitcher Gift Basket




13 comments

Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!