Friday, December 13, 2013

Embroidered Mason Jar Lid Ornament

Today's ornament is an embroidery of the Baby Jesus. I originally made some of these with regular embroidery hoops. But then I saw a great idea and just had to use it. A wide-mouth canning ring used as a frame.

Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament

Embroidered Mason Jar Lid Ornament

 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14

First, let me tell you my little secret of finding these cute little embroideries patterns for free. Coloring pages. Yep, I searched the net for nativity themed coloring pages, printed them out to the size I wanted and traced them onto the fabric. Then it was just a matter of stitching them.
Here are the links to the pages I used:
Holy Family 
Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus with Sheep

Here's a step by step of how I framed them with a canning ring:

how to frame an embroidery with a canning ring
Step 1 - Gather your supplies: You will need your embroidery, a piece of batting, a wide mouth canning ring, twine, hot glue and two pieces of cardboard. {I used the top of the canning ring to trace onto the cardboard and then cut them out.}

Step 2 - Place your embroidery face down, place the batting on top and then the cardboard circle. Make sure it's centered on your embroidery

Step 3 - Place all three pieces from step 2 into your canning ring.

Step 4 - Hot glue the fabric down.

Step 5 - Hot glue around your second piece of cardboard and place it in the ring.

Step 6 - Now I needed to figure out how to hang it. I pushed out the embroidery and then hot glued a piece of twine inside the canning ring. Then pushed the embroidery back in place.

embroidered nativity scene
 I love this sweet little scene.

And another that I did using a regular embroidery hoop.

Embroidered Baby Jesus
Be sure to check out my other Nativity ornaments:
Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament


  1. Turns out I must have a thing for little nativity scenes, I was drawn to your felt ornament when i saw it at a link party and now I click on this and find it's you again! You have made such a lovely collection here, very inspirational.

  2. Found you via take a look tuesday. I love this. The idea, the small size, using a canning ring. It just ticks all the boxes with me. Love love it.

  3. how super cute love them
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  4. This is beautiful! And there are so many possibilities. I never thought of doing that with a canning lid. Thanks for sharing, and just stopping by to let you know I will be featuring this later tonight on What'd You Do This Weekend. Have a great night!

    --Ashley @