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Canning Ring Wreath (What to Do With Used Canning Rings)

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 Learn how to make a cute canning ring wreath with used canning rings.  This adorable wreath is easy and inexpensive, and you can make it for any season.


This year, like many rural Americans, I spent weeks canning food.  When I went looking for my boxes of supplies in the basement, I found a box of old rusty rings.


I probably put them in a box hoping to make a craft with them, but I never got around to it.  I kept the box on the counter and walked past it several times before an idea came to me.





I decided to make a canning ring wreath with my used canning rings.  I needed something for above the fireplace when it's time to take down my Dollar Tree Halloween sugar skull wreath, so I made this in a fall theme.


Since I'm cheap and didn't want to drive all the way into the bigger town to a craft store, I hit up Dollar Tree for supplies.


Other than the rings, everything is from Dollar Tree, so I'm calling this a Dollar Tree craft.  


Canning Ring Wreath


I reuse my canning rings several times.  I always take them off before I store the jars, but they only last for so long.  


When the rings get too rusty to use, I toss them in another box.  I also save my used lids for crafts, too.  I have a cute Christmas wreath idea to use the used lids.





I really liked the rust and patina on the rings.  I also liked mixing gold and silver rings for this canning ring wreath.


Of course, you can use new canning rings.  Those will be hard to find this year, I'm afraid, but you can ask friends to see if they have any laying around.


You could also rust your own canning rings if you want.  To do this, soak your rings in a bowl with salt, vinegar, and water.  


Let them sit for 24 hours, rinse, dry, and repeat as needed.





You can also paint your rings.  I've used spray paint and acrylic paint, and both work well.


Or cover them with washi tape.  This could be really cute if you get a set of coordinating washi tape patterns.


Supplies


The canning rings were used, obviously, so those were free.  I wanted some flowers and a ribbon, so I hit up Dollar Tree.


Dollar Tree has some really cute smaller rolls of burlap ribbon that worked perfectly for this wreath.  I ended up just using it for the hanger because I liked the flowers, but you can add a bow too.  There was plenty on the roll for a bow.


I also got the flowers from Dollar Tree.  They are a really pretty dark rusty orange color.  I really liked them because they have burlap in them, which gives them some texture.


I also picked up a foam wreath form at Dollar Tree.  I was originally going to use floral wire or twine to make the wreath, but I found that made a very small wreath.  To make a large one, I'd need 100s of rings.


For more Dollar Tree crafts, check out these posts:



Canning Ring Wreath Supplies


Directions


Step #1


Use a sharp knife to carefully cut the foam wreath form.  Then add the canning rings, making sure they are all facing the same way.  


I did not add rings all the way around.  The flowers cover the top, or you can add a bow.  You can not see that it's not a full wreath.





Step #2


After you've adding your rings, secure the wreath with tape.  





Step #3


Add the flowers.  There was a nub on the end that I just stick in the foam, and they've held in there fine.  I also used hot glue to add the green leaves for some contrast.  I glued them to the flowers.





Get creative with this canning ring wreath.  You can add a large bow or put the flowers on the side instead of on the top.  


wreath, dollar tree, diy, canning ring
Yield: 1
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $3

Canning Ring Wreath

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make a cute wreath with used canning rings.

materials:

  • 50-60 canning rings
  • foam wreath form
  • flowers
  • burlap ribbon

tools:

  • Scissors
  • Knife

steps:

  1. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut the foam wreath form. Then add the canning rings, making sure they are all facing the same way.  I did not add rings all the way around. The flowers cover the top, or you can add a bow. You can not see that it's not a full wreath.
  2. After you've adding your rings, secure the wreath with tape.
  3. Add the flowers. There was a nub on the end that I just stick in the foam, and they've held in there fine. I also used hot glue to add the green leaves for some contrast. I glued them to the flowers.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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