Jul 13, 2014

Canning Jar Lid Wreath

I am in the middle of packing up the house we have lived in for 16 years.
It is not fun, but I am trying to make the most of it.

 I have stuff that I did not even know I had.
Does that happen to you?

Stuff you kept as mementos?
Hobbies you forgot about?

That is totally happening to me!

I used to can...like a LOT!
Mostly Jellies, Jams and Preserves were what I loved

So....I found a lot of canning supplies, and since I don't
have time to can anymore, I re-purposed  some of the 
supplies into a wreath!

Canning Jar  Lid Wreath

I had a ton of them.  How many...umm...sorry I did not count.

When I first made this, I simple strung the rings on a 
piece of twine.


Canning Jar  Lid Wreath

There were so many of them, that it drooped.

I ain't got no time for a droopy wreath, so
I headed out to Mr. Cookie Puzzles shop, and
grabbed what I could find that I thought would work.

What did I grab?
This really cool metal ribbon with wholes in it.

It was thick, and strong and in a coil, and was strong
enough to hold the weight of the rings.

I used the whole coil, I just kept on stringing them on, and looping the
ribbon around 3 times. Then I used my twine to tie it together.

Canning Jar Lid Wreath

Make sure you get the wire ribbon tight.  I then added some 
pretty doo dads and called it a day.

I am happy with how it turned out!

When it was all done, Mr. Cookie Puzzle informed me that I 
was not using metal ribbon, but Galvanized Hanger Iron, or
Plumbing Strap, it looks like this!

SO...grab some of this...and some canning jar lids..and make a wreath!

Canning Lid Wreath

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