Love snowmen? Then you will want to check out this fun tutorial to make a cute Love Never Melts mason jar lid ornament. It features an adorable snowman couple! Keep reading to learn how to make one.
Each Christmas eve, our family does an ornament exchange. After we get back from the candlelight service at church, I make hot cocoa, my husband reads the Christmas story in the Bible, and then we open our ornaments.
We started the ornament tradition when my kids were little. That way each of my kids will have a box of ornaments with memories from their childhood when they have their own home.
This is the ornament I made for my husband this year using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set. Isn’t that little snowman couple just the cutest thing?!
I am featuring projects made using this stamp set all week long. It’s such a cute stamp set – perfect for coloring with Stampin Blends markers.
Spirited Snowmen Stamp SetSwirls & Curls Embossing FolderBall Wide Mouth Canning Jar Rings and Lids1.5 inch Bottle Brush TreesCrop-A-Dile 1/4-inch Hole PunchBanner Triple PunchBig Shot Die Cut MachineLayering Circles Die SetStampin Blends MarkersWink of Stella Glitter BrushStazon Ink PadRhinestone Basics JewelsReal Red 3/8E6000 Adhesive with Precision Tips
You also need a couple of cotton balls and a hot glue gun.
Cardstock colors needed: Whisper White, Pool Party
Stampin Blends Markers colors needed: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Crumb Cake
Adhesive needed: E6000, hot glue gun, Tear & Tape adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals
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Prepare the ornament base:
- Apply E6000 glue generously around the inside rim of the mason jar ring. Adhere the mason jar lid to the inside of the ring with the silver facing inward. (You don’t want the orange sealant to show on the front side of your ornament so put that towards the back.) Allow the glue to cure for 24 hours.
- Use a 1/4″ Crop-a-dile hole punch to make 2 holes in the side of the ring, about 1/2″ apart. This is where you will string your ribbon for the ornament hanger.
- Cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock that is 1/2″ by 3″. Use the Banner Triple Punch to fishtail the ends.
- Using black Stazon ink, stamp the “Love Never Melts” sentiment on your banner.
- Using black Stazon ink, stamp the snowman couple on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
- Use Stampin Blends markers to color in the snowman couple image as desired. Stampin Blends will bleed through cardstock so be sure to put something down to protect your workspace.
- Use scissors to fussy cut the snowman image. (Or if you are a lucky duck and have one, use a Brother Scan-n-Cut machine to cut out the image for you!)
Die Cut Machine:
- Use the 3 inch circle die (the largest one) from the Layering Circles die set to cut 2 circles from Pool Party cardstock.
- Use the Swirls & Curls embossing folder to emboss one of the circles.
- Heat up a hot glue gun.
- Apply Tear & Tape adhesive to the back of the plain circle and adhere to the back of your ornament to cover the ornage sealant on the mason jar lid.
- Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the embossed circle and adhere to the inside of the mason jar ring. It will fit perfectly in the indention if you use wide mouth mason jar lids and rings.
- Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the back of your cut out snowman couple image. Adhere to the embossed circle, referring to the above image for placement.
- Pull apart a cotton ball or two until it resembles a snow drift. Hot glue to the bottom of your ornament so it looks like the snowmen are standing in snow.
- Hot glue a mini bottle brush tree to the left of the snowman couple.
- Apply self-adhesive rhinestones to either side of the sentiment banner. Hot glue the banner in place on the bottom of your ornament, referring to the pictures in this post for placement.
- Cut an 8 inch length of 3/8″ Real Red Ribbon. Thread through the holes at the top of the mason jar ring. Line up the ends and tie in a knot.
- Tie a small bow in another piece of Real Red Ribbon, trim the ends, and hot glue to the top of the ornament.
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I hope you have enjoyed this Christmas ornament tutorial. I just love how it turned out! Until next time… Happy Crafting!