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Thrifty, easy, and lovely to behold! Let your kids or students help decorate the tree and house this year. :)
Approximate Time: 10 minutes plus drying time
1. Spread Elmer's glue on both juice can lids, ridge-side up.
2. Place embellishments onto glue until desired design is achieved.
3. Let dry overnight.
4. Cut stringing material to 5 inches in length.
5. Double and hot-glue ends to back of one juice lid about halfway down.
6. Hot-glue other lid's back side to the first's so they match up.
7. Decorate Christmas tree or give to grandparents as lovely and thoughtful gifts!
By Brianna from Dutch Harbor, AK
How creative. Thanks for the idea.
I love this idea! So simple and pretty!
Save your juice lids from concentrated juice cans and make these cool recycled wind chimes. This page shows you how to make juice can lid wind chimes.
By Toni K.
You could do the same at home with a picture from each year for your child. Maybe each birthday, take a picture and do that and add to it each year. Use on refrigerator as magnet collection.
Well, I will really date myself with this, but when I was a teenager in the '60's, we used them to roll our straight hair on. You just put your hair up in a ponytail on top of your head, and then seperate your hair into 3 sections. You put some kind of gel on it, then roll it on three frozen orange juice cans. when you take it down, it is full and bouncy. no kidding!
Loooove this idea!
What a great idea? And cheap to make. I'll have to start now for next year.
This idea is super cute.. I only wish they sold frozen orange juice here in southern Spain. I love this website, it reminds me so much of growing up and my mother.. we were always doing crafts at Christmas. She made me the handy gal I am today!
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Is there a way to buy frozen juice concentrate lids without buying a ton of juice? I want to use them for crafts. Thank you.
By Sherry from Portland, ME
No, I don't know how you could buy in bulk but you could ask everyone you know to save for you.
I started using canning jar lids. You can buy just the lids and bands without the jar.
Ask at a day care, or a care home. Some place they use the juice concentrate.
Great ideas! Thanks.
Don't forget the tin ends from cans of biscuts too :0)
Uses for the metal lids that come off concentrated juice containers. Post your ideas.
Save your frozen orange juice can lids through out the year. For something to do with the kids, paint the juice lids and make Christmas ornaments or pretty magnets.
This could either be a cheap Summer craft idea or a rainy day project. Either way, these could be given as gifts, sold at garage sales, (if ornaments, kept for your own Christmas tree.)
USE THEM AS COASTERS UNDERNEATH FURNITURE LEGS...
Make a Memory game by gluing a pair of pictures to the recessed sides of two lids. Make as many pairs as you think the child can handle. Place them face down in whatever configuration the child wants, turn them over two at a time to find matches. Use themes (animals, letters, numbers, colors, shapes, states and capitols, etc.) depending on the age of the child. You could even introduce children to their wider family by using family photos.
My grandmother found a christmas chime or door ornament (bells) made with those I think. They were bent like a bell; does this sound familiar?
I've collected at least 100 metal caps from the frozen juice cans. What can I do with them?
By Fila P.
I cut out pretty sections from Christmas cards, that I glued to center of lid, added fancy trim around the inside of rim and attached string. Really pretty ornys
Great Idea, Rustycrystal! I was thinking Magnets. The possibilities are endless! Beads, stamps, stickers, ribbons, lace, buttons, photos, pictures, sequins, anything! : D
We use to use the lids to make nail punch designs and decorate with trimming around the edge for Christmas tree ornaments. Just trace a small design on the lid and using hammer and nail, tap around the design evenly. Add a string for hanging. Designs could be a bell, Christmas tree, snowman, etc., the possibilities are endless.
Where can I get templates for frozen juice tops made with a hammer and nails? You pound holes in the top.
By Debbie G
Google free printable clip art. You will just have to make sure the designs are small enough to fit on the lids. Also if you see a larger design that you like you could cut the part that you like off and just use that.