DIY Mason Jar Lid Signs

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Want to find a cute way to organize school or office supplies, toys or books in your home? Then I've got just the thing for you: easy-to-make signs you can create out of Mason jar lids and then attach to baskets or wooden boxes.

I decided to make three Mason jar lid signs for my son's things that needed a place: I used ‘p’ for his Playmobil toys, ‘b’ for his little books, and ‘c’ for his cars.

Instead of using precut letters from the craft store like I did, you could use numbers or just write a word or description on the Mason jar lid.

For smaller kids who are just learning to clean up their toys, you could insert a picture of the kind of toys you want organized in the basket.

You need these supplies:

  • Mason jar lids
  • wallpaper or scrapbook paper (gift wrapping paper is too thin)
  • spray paint in your preferred color
  • bakers twine (I found mine in Target's dollar section)
  • optional: paper letters or numbers, or just cut some out of paper
  • glue
  • pencil
  • scissors

Mason Jar Lid Sign Tutorial:

  1. Start by spray painting the lid ring (in a well-ventilated area of your home or outside) in the color you prefer. 
  2. While the paint dries, decide on the part of the wallpaper or scrapbook paper you want to show on the lid. Then place the lid over that part, trace around the lid with a pencil, and cut out the paper.
  3. Next, glue the paper circle to the lid top. I used school glue but you could also use Mod Podge, or even double-stick tape because the paper will be held into place by the lid ring.
  4. Once the paint of the rings is dry, cut a piece of bakers’ twine and wrap it around the lid ring once.
  5. Now put some more glue on the paper that covers the rim of the lid top and press it inside the lid, making sure the bakers twine is in the position you want it to be in, since it will get held into place by the lid top.
  6. Hang the Mason jar lid on the basket by making a knot or bow, and cut off the excess twine.

Now you are ready to fill the basket and find a special place for it in your house where you can show it off. These Mason jar lid signs also make a unique gift tag.

What would you decorate with a Mason jar lid sign?

Idea inspired by this post. Images via Dagmar Bleasdale 

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Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest. ... More

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