Shifting gears a little and sharing a quick and easy craft project. I have seen canning ring ornaments all over the internet so I caved and tried a few of my own.
Overall, these are nice projects for cleaning up supplies and giving new life to a canner’s collection of rings (I swear they reproduce).
– I have the front of each ornament in the picture above so I elected to just show you the back side of each for the individual pictures.
This one is tied for my favorite one. I had a bunch of ribbon left over from a ribbon wreath. This was super easy and can be a more temporary idea if you want something to decorate with but don’t want to give up your rings. I just tied the ribbon on. The hanging ribbon is then tied to a couple of the ribbons at the top. I used up all the ribbon I had which did not seem to be ending so you don’t have to have as much on your ring as I do. I could have probably made 2-3 with the amount of ribbon I had.
This one is a couple pieces of gauze. I don’t hate it but it left me feeling uninspired so I didn’t finish it off. I’m thinking it’s probably the wrong season and this would make a fun Halloween ornament.
This one is my other favorite. I love that the yard is really soft but this was also so easy to do. I cut a piece of yarn and glued one end to the inside of the ring. Then wrapped until I ran out of yarn. It did take 2 pieces of yarn. I would say that it takes about 5 feet of yarn but working in pieces too large does have some issues. I found if I loosely tied the yarn in a ball, it didn’t make me crazy.
I bought some burlap ribbon on clearance and I have to tell you – I don’t understand the popularity. Burlap is hard to work with and sheds like crazy. It’s messy and annoying. But I know many people love it.
There you have it – some ideas for quick and easy ornaments.