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Making Bottle Brush Jar Lid Ornaments

Who knew you could take a jam jar and turn it into bottle brush ornaments? The great thing is, most people don’t even notice at first that it is a jar lid. They are stunned enough by the beauty of this ornament, and then get even more surprised when they realize that it is upcycled!

Bottle brush jar lid ornament with mini trees, fake snow a button.

Bottle Brush Ornaments = Recycling Fun!

If your family likes jam then you will love this craft. These jar lid ornaments are a lovely gift for the holiday season or simply a fun way to decorate your tree.

The reason that they are called bottle brush ornaments is because they include bottle brush trees. A bottle brush tree is version of an evergreen tree that is native in Australia. The flowers they bloom resemble those of bottle brushes and their wood is known to be extra hard and durable, and are often used to make objects such as brooms.

Bottle brush jar lid ornament with a ribbon attached.

They are also great for crafts that involve evergreen trees such as Christmas time crafts. Make sure to save your jam jar lids so you can turn them into a great upcycling craft.

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Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a bottle brush jar lid ornament including a jar lid, trees, faux snow, ribbon, cotton balls, scissors, pencil and hot glue.

How to Make Bottle Brush Jar Lid Ornaments

Trace the lid with a pencil onto a piece of decorative paper. Cut out the circle with a pair of scissors slightly inside the pencil lines so it fits inside the lid.

Cutting out a circle from a traced piece of paper.

Spray the surface of the circle with snow spray and let it dry.

A can of faux snow sprayed the cut out circle.

Fold the ribbon in half and glue the cut ends to the top of the lid.

Insert the paper circle into the lid, gluing the back side in place.

Hot gluing the circle paper into the jar lid.

Gently pull apart one cotton ball and glue it to the inner bottom portion of the lid.

Hot gluing cotton balls to the bottom of the jar lid.

Remove the bases from the bottle brush trees and discard. Glue the bottle brush trees inside the lid over top of the cotton ball.

Hot gluing brush trees and a button to the jar lid.

Glue the decorative button above the trees. 

Bottle brush jar lid ornament.

And that’s it! The upcycled jar jam lid with bottle brush trees is now a fun and festive wintry ornament.

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Collage of materials and a finished bottle brush jar lid ornament with text overlay.

Making Bottle Brush Jar Lid Ornaments

Jane and Sonja
Making bottle brush ornaments is a breeze with this jam jar lid craft. Show off your canning jar lid ornaments on your tree or as a gift!
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Jar lid approx. 3” diameter
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Dark blue cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon cut to 12” long
  • Bottle brush trees in two sizes less than the width of the lid
  • Cotton ball
  • Yellow button
  • Snow Spray

Instructions
 

  • Trace the lid with a pencil onto a piece of decorative paper. Cut out the circle with a pair of scissors slightly inside the pencil lines so it fits inside the lid.
  • Spray the surface of the circle with snow spray and let it dry.
  • Fold the ribbon in half and glue the cut ends to the top of the lid.
  • Insert the paper circle into the lid, glueing the back side in place.
  • Gently pull apart one cotton ball and glue it to the inner bottom portion of the lid.
  • Remove the bases from the bottle brush trees and discard. Glue the bottle brush trees inside the lid over top of the cotton ball.
  • Glue the decorative button above the trees.
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