Oh Deer, Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments (& a Gift Card Giveaway)

Oh, deer is right! What a way to start the week…these little ornaments are my favorite DIY project to date! I just love ’em and may leave them out year round!! Without the tree, who would ever know they are Christmas ornaments, right?

And if that weren’t enough, I’m joined by 34 of my favorite Silhouette creatin’ friends AND we are giving away a $155 gift card!! That’s enough to buy your own Silhouette!! So be sure to stick with me ’til the end!! Mmmkay? Mmmkay!

How to Make a Mason Jar Christmas Ornament #MasonJar #Christmas #Holiday

I find inspiration everywhere I go! On a recent trip to the mountains, I spotted these darlin’ coasters made from, you guessed it, mason jar lids! Now, I’m pretty sure these were reproduction lids, but why couldn’t I make something similar with lids I have on hand? Attach some twine, and hang it on the tree?!

Mason Jar Lid: Drink Coaster

So, I hit up my new favorite craft tool… my Silhouette CAMEO! I love this thing! I knew I wanted to use a deer silhouette, so I searched online for an image I liked and traced it using my Silhouette. Once, I saw how easy it was, I decided to make several!

Silhouette Trace Deer Stencil

While my Silhouette was busy cutting out my vinyl… waste-not a minute… I was busy cutting out some cork circles to fit inside my lids. I picked up this 12×12 sheet of cork at the craft store over in the scrapbook section. I flipped the lid over and traced the smaller end, so I could slide it right in place.

How to Make an Ornament from Mason Jar Lid

Once my vinyl was cut, I weeded out the part I wasn’t going to use. I still have it sticking on my counter. I just don’t want to toss the ‘lil guys.

How to Make Deer Stencil Christmas Ornament

I transferred my stencils using contact paper. Just stick the contact paper on your stencil and then move it to your cork. That will keep all the little antlers in place and move everything without a hitch!

Use Contact Paper to Transfer Stencil to Cork

No paint here, friends. A permanent marker is all you need.

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament

Peel that sucker away and look!!! Isn’t it so fun!!

Cork and Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament

I popped the cork in place with a bit of tape. I don’t want to mess up my lids… just in case! And then hot glued a loop of twine to the back! Wait, Candace (you say) I thought you didn’t want to mess up your lids?? I checked. And you can pop that hot glue right off if you change your mind. No harm done!!

Mason Jar Cork and Twine Christmas Ornament

They really add just the perfect touch to our rustic Christmas tree! And I really think I may hang them somewhere else after Christmas is over!!

Simple DIY Ornament: Mason Jar and Cork

DIY Mason Jar Deer Christmas Ornament

DIY Mason Jar Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Easy Quick DIY Christmas Ornament

So, what do you think?? Is it too much to leave these out year-round? Perhaps, I will break out the Silhouette again and make some monograms on the opposite side of the cork!! That’d work year-round!! Let me know what you think?!?

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament {Step-by-Step Tutorial} #MasonJar #Christmas #Holiday

And nothing goes better with mason jars than burlap!! And I’m sharing my newest burlap creation over at Lines Across. Head on over to see my Mini Burlap Wreath Christmas Ornament!

How to make a Mini Burlap Wreath Christmas Ornament

I am just smitten over burlap and deer decor this time of year… and the woodsy rustic style they have! Several of my friends are also diggin’ deer decor… and have made some stellar Silhouette projects to share!!

Silhouette Inspirational Projects

1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
11. Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
15. Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
34. “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

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  1. 1

    Ha ha! You’re comments are back, so now I can come over here and tell you how absolutely fabulous these are! Really and truly, they are amazing!
    Kristy gd recently posted…2013 Snowman Christmas Card + A Giveaway!!My Profile

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    Love the ornaments!
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    Steph @ The Silly Pearl recently posted…Giveaway Day: Etsy Gift Card and Store Credit to The Silly Pearl SHOP!My Profile

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    Your ornaments are amazing! What a great addition to a vintage tree.
    Glenna Anderson recently posted…DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style AND GIVE-A-WAYMy Profile

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    I super love these!! Your ornaments and the coasters are just fabulous! Off to pin!

  5. 9

    So rustic. I love the idea!
    Brenna @ Life After Laundry recently posted…Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments {$155 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}My Profile

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    These are too cute for words! I’m so in love. We finally upgraded from a little tiny table top tree to a bigger tree and I’ve been trying to figure out what “theme” I want to go with…your tree is right up my alley! Love!
    Brooke recently posted…Reversible Recipe Holder/Block FrameMy Profile

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    These turned out adorable! Love all the deers!!
    Tori recently posted…Christmas Hoop Art & GiveawayMy Profile

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    These are incredible! They look perfect on your rustic tree. Are you going to use them for coasters too?
    Emily recently posted…Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament: Silhouette Challenge and GiveawayMy Profile

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      Thank you, Emily! I haven’t decided it I will use them as coasters or not… I’m sure I could. But I kinda like packing up my ornaments and then being surprised the next Christmas when I unpack them all again. It’s like Christmas morning (no pun intended! ha ha!) So, we’ll see. I may just whip up a second batch that I can use as coasters year-round!
      Candace @ Vintage News Junkie recently posted…Our Vintage Inspired Holiday Home {Video Tour}My Profile

  9. 17

    I really LOVE these! Funny… I used the same deer head silhouette to make an ornament too. Haha. It’s a good one!
    Jessica recently posted…Glitter Reindeer OrnamentMy Profile

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    Tara @ Suburble says:

    Holy gorgeous! I love-love-love these! Pinned!

  11. 21

    I loved these when I saw the main picture but loved them even more when I saw you stencilled them with a marker pen. Brilliant!!

  12. 23

    Love this fun craft for your Christmas tree. I really want a Silhouette after seeing so many great projects like this one on blogs. Your tree is so pretty and I know you are really enjoying it this holiday season.
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…How Christmas Should LookMy Profile

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    I like the deer head silhouette! So festive!

  14. 27

    These are gorgeous! And I love your tree, too. Really great idea!
    Kirsten @ One Tough Mother recently posted…DIY Sharpie Art JournalMy Profile

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    I think I want some of these as coasters! I love them!
    Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom recently posted…Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments and #Giveaway!My Profile

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    This is a deer hunter’s Christmas tree. Good job.

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    I just love these!! You inspired me to possibly make something like this into a gift tag! Then, they could use them as ornaments the following year! Eekk!! I’m so excited!! I need to drag my silhouette machine back out now!
    Janice @ NearlyHandmade recently posted…Recycled Glass Jar Advent CalendarMy Profile

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    You already know how much I heart these, Candace…. I think the best part is that you just used a sharpie! No need to wait for dry time! (Which is a major plus considering my impatience for such things.) Sooooo excited you have a Silhouette to play with. Already, you are knocking these projects out of the ball park, my friend!

    Thanks for helping our December Challenge & Giveaway be so special!
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet recently posted…(Rein)Deer Head Holiday Banner & $155 Amazon Giveaway!My Profile

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    Dawna Twist says:

    What a great idea, i have the lids ready and waiting!

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    These are so cute Candace and the rustic vibe suits your Christmas tree perfectly!!
    Krista @ the happy housie recently posted…DIY Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub and Peppermint Sparkle Playdough {Easy DIY Gifts for Your Friends and for Kids} – with free printable faux chalkboard labelsMy Profile

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    Oh deer!! How clever of you! I absolutely adore these. Would you mind sharing links to the deer you traced? I’d love to add them to my library. I’ve been seeing them everywhere!
    Valerie recently posted…DIY Holiday Hostess GiftMy Profile

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    These are amazing! Love them so much — do you think it’s okay if I feature them on my blog (Mason Jar Crafts Love). I just use one pic and a clear link back.

    Let me know … and thanks for the amazing inspiration! Pinning too!

    :) Linda
    Linda @ Mason Jar Crafts Love recently posted…Holiday VotivesMy Profile

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    oh, these are fabulous! they definitely need to stay out all year 😉
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