Whether you are a seasonal canner or someone who buys canning jars just for crafting, chances are you have some canning lids and bands lying around. Turn them into a rustic snowman ornaments with a vintage feel. Rusty canning bands are ideal for this craft!
I tried rusting the lids myself with salt and vinegar, and while it looked like it was really cool while it was working, the affect wasn’t as awesome as I had hoped, and it took a long time. So in the end I called my crafty neighbor and she happened to have some rusty bands. Thanks Debra! :)
If you’re a canner, you know that you can reuse the bands, but lids cannot be used more than once. Therefore they are great candidates for recycling into crafts. In this project we’ll use Antique Mod Podge over white fabric to give these snowman that aged look.
This snowman ornament is two sided. My faces are similar, but you can see the difference in the two sides.
[Full printable instructions below] Trace around the lids onto the fabric, leaving a border. Podge them onto the lids, then podge on the fabric nose. When dry, use a scruffy brush and pink paint for the cheeks and dot on the eyes and mouth with black.
Add some stain over the whole thing. To connect the two sides together you’ll need something in between the two lids to keep them from collapsing inward. I used small chunks of floral foam. Nice and light so as not to add any weight to the ornament. Wrap with burlap and twine and you are all set!
Hang on the tree!