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It's a great repurposing idea, because canning jar lids cannot be reused for further canning and preserving. The bands may be reused, but over time they tend to get rusty. That makes them perfect to give an antique vintage look to this project!
This ornament uses mostly materials that any crafter would have on hand. The only things it calls for that I will have to purchase are antiquing medium and Antique Mod Podge. (I have regular Mod Podge on hand, but not the Antique type.)
Right now in July many folks are making jams and jellies with fresh picked fruit or thinking about canning or pickling garden produce. If that's you, then you'll soon be buying new canning lids and sorting through your bands. If you find a few rusty bands, they'll be just the thing to use for this project -- each ornament takes 2 lids and 2 bands.
I'd really like to make a half dozen of these or more. They would be sweet dangling from an evergreen garland, maybe with a few snowflakes interspersed. If you think so too, head on over to Crafts by Amanda and get the how-tos!