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Friday, March 1, 2019

How My Canning Jar Ring/Lid Looks Painted

Just thought I'd show you what the painted version of the glued-together lid looks.

The whole project took just minutes to glue and spray paint. But I think the end result is a canister that looks respectable sitting on the countertop. I may still add a decorative knob on top, or may not. I'll see how I feel when I do a couple more jars to complement this one. I have an area of the counter dedicated to making hot beverages -- a little coffee and tea station.
Just thought I'd share the finished painted look.

On Amazon, a single, one-piece black mason jar lid sells for about $1.33 (in a pack of 6 for over $8).

I was able to make my own version for free, using what I had on hand (used lid and ring, and spray paint from another project many years ago). I'll be using this idea for lids for some mason jars candles that I am making as gifts.


  1. Looks great, Lili! :) Sara

    1. Thank you, Sara. I finished the other two jar lids, too. So, I have a nice trio of canisters for our hot beverages (coffee, tea, cocoa).

  2. I've been wondering about the decorative lids you have been showing us. When you put the knob on top, is it hard to get you hand around the lid to screw it off?

    1. Hi live and learn,
      Good question. But no, no problems with grasping the lids to turn them. I suppose of the knobs were very tall or pointy, then there could be an issue. With my black lids for the beverages canisters, I'm still thinking on whether to add knobs or not. I have something in mind, but not 100% sure yet. So, I'm just using them as is, and I have to say, it's nice not having the separate piece dropping out of the ring as I take the lid off every day. Plus, I think it looks nice and as shallow as it sounds, I like things to look nice.

    2. Not shallow. Or, if it is, I am right there with you. I have always liked my living spaces to look inviting--not fancy, but attractive and homey. I think it is part of my nurturing of my family and it is also a way for me to be creative, and I suspect the same is true for you!

  3. Very nice!

    On a related note, I just saw this today and thought you might enjoy it:

    1. Oh my goodness, Kris! That woman has talent! what gorgeous eggs. Mine will be much more humble in appearance. Thanks for forwarding that link.


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