Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament

A few embellishments added with twine and ribbon turned those simple lids into pretty ornaments that look like miniature wreaths for Laurel’s Christmas tree.  I love these!  What a great way to get some extra use out of those old canning goods.

Check out the tutorial for these delightful wreath ornaments at Chipping with Charm.

DIY Holly Wreath

Tracie of Cleverly Inspired shows us how she crafted a gorgeous Christmas wreath using things she already had on hand:  an old, empty picture frame and some pretty seasonal clippings from her yard.

The outcome is nothing short of fabulous!  This seasonal decor was practically free for Tracie to make.  Pretty impressive when similar wreaths retail for as much as $50!  It’s a great way to recycle a picture frame and showcase winter greens.

Tracie provides a fantastic tutorial at Cleverly Inspired, so that you can make a wreath of your own.

Free Pinecone Wreath

Don’t you just love it when you come up with a crafty project that doesn’t cost a thing?  Just A Girl‘s Chris made this pinecone wreath with things she gathered outside and already had inside.  No shopping required!

What was required was a family outing to gather the pinecones that cover this wreath.  It’s a great transitional decor piece, that works great for both fall, Christmas, and winter decor–switch out the ribbon and you are good to go!  I like the different shades of brown and the interesting shapes of the pinecones.

Chris offers detailed instructions for making this wreath at Just a Girl.

Shotgun Shell Wreath

This project is pretty hilarious if you’ve got a hunter in your life. Over at Instructables, you can see how to make a wreath from shotgun shells and a lighter designed to look like a shotgun. While the tutorial uses live shells, I would imagine empty casings would work as well.

shotgun wreath materials

This wreath was designed as a festive Christmas wreath with red and green shells; however, I could see it used as year-round décor for a man cave. It would definitely spark some conversation with guests.

shotgun wreath

Find the tutorial at Instructables.