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Mason Lid Fabric Flowers

These showy flowers have all the personality with all the ease in making them!  You can’t beat that!  The sky is the limit on color scheme and material to create your own Mason Lid Fabric Flowers.  Read on for easy to follow steps to create your own beauties!

This post is part of the monthly Sustainable Craft Challenge that I am so honored to be a part of.  Julie Nyano gives us a theme to work with each month and we need to use at least one element that is sustainable/eco friendly.  This month’s theme is flowers.  The mason jar lids are the main sustainable item in my craft.

While these sweet diy flowers have a rustic look to them, you can use various fabrics to work these into many different decorating themes.  They also would make gorgeous package toppers if you are one of those who loves to present a beautifully wrapped package.  Skip the stem and glue them on to the top!

Materials Needed ~

  • Fabric
  • Cotton Balls
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Mason Jar Lid & Ring
  • Drill or Sharp Object to Create Hole
  • Stem/Dowel Rod/Bamboo Skewer
  • Jute (optional)

Mason Lid Fabric Flower Instructions ~

The size of your Mason Jar lid and the thickness of your material will determine how many strips of material you will need to make your flower.  A rough guideline is as follows;

Small Mason Jar Lid ~

24 to 40 strips of fabric 1″ wide by 8″ long

Large Mason Jar Lid ~

35 to 50 strips of fabric 1″ wide by 9.5″ long

I realize this is a pretty large variance of strips needed for each size, but the thickness of your material will determine the exact amount.  As an example, I used cream denim material on one flower.  This took 28 strips.  For the green checked flower, I used a lightweight polyester material.  Forty strips were used to create this flower.

The fullness you desire also has a large impact on how many strips you will use.  I like a fuller effect, so I pushed each tied strip tightly together to get as many on the ring as I possibly could.

  1. Cut strips of material.
  2. Drill a hole in the ring.  Be careful to make the hole the same size as your stem.  Since the flower is sizable when done, you will need the stem to fit snugly in the ring in order to hold it up correctly.
  3. Tie the strips around the ring.  *It is helpful if you leave the stem in the hole as you are tying the material around the ring.  It is very easy to “lose” the hole once the flower starts getting full.
  4. Cut 2 circles from the material you want for the center of the flower.  They should be larger than the actual ring.  For the small size rings used in this post, I cut the circles 4″ big.  This ensures that they will fully cover the finished center piece.
  5. Glue 3 cotton balls to the top of the lid.
  6. Place one 4″ circle over the cotton balls.  It is helpful to put a dab of glue on top of the cotton for the material to stick to.  This helps the material from shifting as you are pressing it into the center of the ring.
  7. Press the covered lid into the ring.  It is a bit tight with the strips tied around the ring, so you have to use a bit of muscle power to push it snugly in.
  8. Glue the other 4″ circle to the back of the flower.  This gives it a finished look from both sides.
  9. If you have not yet done so, add the stem

Options ~

For the stems of my flowers, I used old artificial flower stems that I was no longer using.  As usual, I have a hard time throwing things away.  Flowers in arrangements need to be replaced over time.  I simply cut the flowers off and used the stems for this project.  If you like this look and don’t have any of these laying around, here are some ideas of ones you can purchase.

Dowel rods are another great idea.  They can be stained or wrapped in jute for a final touch.

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My flowers are displayed in an old bottle….yes, another thing that I couldn’t throw away. I wrapped thin jute around the top and then tied a bow over the jute.  I added spanish moss as a filler in the vase.

Sustainable Craft Challenge ~

Now, it is time to share the other amazing flower crafts created by my fellow bloggers.  You don’t want to miss out on any of these creative crafts!

Julie from Sum of their Stories created Recycled Mini Collage With Crochet Flower

Gail from Purple Hues and Me created Ironed Pressed Flowers Glass Vessel

Christine from Christine’s Crafts created Gorgeous Book Page Roses – Surprisingly Easy to Make

Mel from Decor Craft Design created DIY Flower Gift Bucket For Mom

Allyson from Southern Sunflowers created How to Update Thrift Store Find with Paper Flowers

Julie from Treasures Made From Yarn created Flora The Reversible Doll

Niki from Life as a LEO Wife created Floral Wood Letters With Free Rolled Flower Cut Files

Last month’s challenge was SOFT.  Be sure to check out this post to see all the fun ideas everyone created for this theme!  It is so much fun to see what everyone comes up with under the same theme!

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Happy Crafting Friends~



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  1. Christine

    These look so effective yet are super easy to make. Great for incorporating into a rustic decor. Thanks for the tip about the size of the hole!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks! I agree. They work great with a rustic decor!

  2. Gail Griffin

    If these flowers aren’t the cutest idea ever! I can imagine all sorts of flowers using fun fabrics to match decor or events! Thanks for sharing!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks Gail! I agree…there are so many different fun fabrics that can be used to make these flowers for all sorts of events and holidays! Thanks for reading!

  3. basichomediy

    How cute are these? I love the mason lid fabric flowers and the instructions are so easy to follow steps. Thank you for the fun craft idea!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      So glad you love them as much as I do! I used to save the lids of mason jars after my mother in law would give us some of her yummy goods. It took me a while to realize she didn’t need the lids back because she had to use new every time! What a great way to use those old lids!

  4. Elise

    I loved making crafts with my grandma, that’s one thing I miss about her so bad. That and her pecan pies haha. All of your projects look so cute.

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Mmmm….pecan pies sound wonderful! It is so great to have wonderful memories with your grandma that you remember fondly! These flowers are definitely something the grandkids can enjoy too!

  5. NikiLEOwife

    These are so adorable! Very farmhouse chic. Pinned!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks Niki! These mason jar lid flowers definitely fit into the farmhouse chic look! Thanks for reading!

  6. mymomplans

    Wow, you’re really creative! The end product looks so good 🙂

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Awww thank you so much! These fabric flowers are so much fun to make….I hope you give them a try soon!

  7. Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

    I love how your flowers turned out and the rustic color scheme you chose! That’s a great idea to use one as a gift topper for another way to use them.

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thank you Allyson! I was pretty happy with the color scheme for these fun diy flowers too! And yes, I plan on using them as a package topper in the very near future!

  8. delishbymich

    So beautiful and creative! I love this 🙂

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thank you! This is certainly a fun flower diy project for sure!

  9. Fransic verso

    This is interesting, the finished look is amazing and I love doing DIY. If I get the time, this would be a good project to do.

  10. Melissa

    These are so cute and very creative! I’m saving this to try later!

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