Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2021 3:58 pm

Pickle jar lid Christmas ornament

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Swap Coordinator:samjowers (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:Regional - Usa only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 5, 2021
Date items must be sent by:November 26, 2021
Number of swap partners:1

This is an easy craft ornament.

1.Get a jar lid from a salsa jar or jar that has one of those pop type lids ( all metal and makes a pop when opened the first time.). Clean it out very well.

2 Trace around the lid on a piece of paper and two pieces of cardboard. You might need to trim them just a smidgen but not too much, they need to fit tight with out buckling.

  1. On the paper, paint or draw a Christmas scene. No sticker slapping. Tasteful collage is ok just make sure that everything is glued down so things don't get snagged and come off. It can not come off the edge of paper. THERE IS AN ARTISTIC ELEMENT TO THIS SWAP. remember, these can become heirlooms so do your best job.

(Edit: I just purchased some heavy weight sheet protectors and cut a circle out to size and placed it on top of the stack. I felt like I needed my painting to have some protection. Playing around with some other ideas to solve this part.)

  1. Stack the paper on top of the two cardboard circles and press them into the top of the jar lid at the same time. This is a one time push. The pressure of the cardboard will keep it from coming out. I sometimes layer it with a piece of clear plastic on top before I pop it into the lid.

  2. Hot glue a ribbon around outer edge of lid and put a loop of ribbon 🎀 for hanging.

  3. Use a tag sticker on back to put your name and yr on the back so your partner will have it forever!

  4. Write in the comments below, what your Christmas theme is or the colors of your tree. This will help your partner make something that you will be delighted to hang on your Tree!

As with all my swaps, you must have a 4.9 rating or higher. No 1's or 3's in the past yr. You will also have to have been active on swap-bot.com for the past six months. This time of year brings out the Christmas flakes. I will check all participants and if you look like a flake, I will probably drop you from the swap.


samjowers 10/24/2021 #

My tree is traditional Christmas colors. Love gilts of any shade. All hand crafted ornaments. No Santa's please. Too creepy. Love his elves, though...lol.

misumisu22 10/24/2021 #

My Christmas theme is vintage...any colors or styles. I put up several little trees so anything is appreciated!

Honeyloveart 10/24/2021 #

This will be our first Christmas as a Foster Family and first time putting up a real tree so I'm eager to decorate it with some handmade ornaments!! We love gold glitter and red foil, baking, snowmen, woodland and winter scenes Please no Santas or religious messages.

samjowers 10/25/2021 #

@honeyloveart how many foster kids?

Begokschaf 11/ 4/2021 #

We have a ton of ornaments and just hang about 30% of them each year. I love homemade ones like this. Any colors or scenes go. I am religious so those are fine

Begokschaf 11/26/2021 #

I just let my partner know I’ll be sending a day late. Just adding this for our host to know I’m not flaking. For some reason I thought I had until the 30th to send.

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