Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree

7 Materials
30 Minutes

I love decorating my home with Christmas Trees, Sweet Friends. I'm Cynthia Nessel at Create With Cynthia. This past weekend I removed all the fall leaves from the Christmas Trees to add ornaments like bulbs and stars and icicles and yarn garland.

In my home, I don’t just put up Faux Christmas Trees. In my home, I create Christmas Trees out of whatever I can find. This year, I decide to create Christmas Tree Wall Art and took old junk and created Christmas Trees.

I think you might think I’m a little obsessed with Christmas Trees.

You might be right….

I’ve been using Christmas Trees since Thanksgiving. Did you see my  “Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas” where I place trees and turkeys (really hens) all over my table?

Well, now it’s time to get to the Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wall Art. Stay tuned, because their may be more Junk turned Christmas Trees in my home.

I use mason jars all the time, and I always end up with way too many lids. I love to use mason jars for many things like drinking coffee on the go, or creating a pretty flower arrangement or for storing leftover food, you get the picture? But on this Junk Christmas Tree, I’m using the lids of mason jars and shaping them into a tree.

  • Mason jar lids – any shape, size or type
  • Paint – A Maker’s Studio Rescue and Restore Paint is wonderful paint or  DIY Paint is another favorite of mine.
  • Paint Brush – I like the Square Specialty Brush because it easily gets into the crevices of the board.
  • Top Coat – Rustoleum
  • Glue Gun
  • Wood Board – I used a  15 x 20 inch framed board from A Maker’s Studio.
  • Ribbon
  • Metal or Wooden Words – I found mine at the dollar store, but these from Michael’s Arts and Crafts are nice too.


  • Find board and prior to painting, lay mason jar lids on board to determine how your tree will look

  • Paint Board color of choice

  • Paint mason jar lids color of choice

  • Seal board with a top coat sealer

  • Use glue gun to adhere lids to board

  • Using glue gun, add your sign atop the lids in a pretty manner

  • Tie your ribbon into a bow.

  • Use glue gun to adhere it to the top fo the mason jar lid tree. 

  • Add hook to the back of wood surface to hang your tree on the wall or use an easel to set your tree on a bookcase.

I hope you enjoyed the DIY on my Junk Christmas Tree aka Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree!

Now go out there and create something.


Suggested materials:
  • Wood board   (A Maker's Studio)
  • Marson Jar Lids   (Michael's Arts and Crafts)
  • Paint   (
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