Before tossing these sturdy lids in the recycle bin, consider using them for craft projects. This guide contains crafts using frozen juice concentrate lids.
Another use for those smooth can lids from the Pampered Chef Can Opener or from frozen juice concentrate. You can paint on a design of your own or use stamps. Just make sure the stamps are small enough to fit in the center of the lid where there are no ridges.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Prepare lids with holes and primer ahead of time so the kids can go right to it!
By CinDy from Waynesburg, PA
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
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
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)
Perhaps try contacting your favorite concentrated juice manufacturer and ask, they may have reject lids they could sell u at a reduced cost.
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.
Using pliers, bend the lids into bell shapes, and hang with pretty ribbon for a nice wind chime.
Transform a handful of beads and two frozen juice can lids into this grinning little guy just in time for Halloween!
Hate to throw out the metal disks that come from the ends of frozen juice concentrate "tubes"? They're such a nice heavy-duty metal with no sharp edges. Here are some recycling ideas from our creative ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas below.
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.
Uses for the metal lids that come off concentrated juice containers. Post your ideas.
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?
The juice cans can have old X-mas cards glued to them to make ornaments. They can have felt glued to them to make coasters or if you glue both sides to put under furniture to save floors from damage.
Where can I get templates for frozen juice tops made with a hammer and nails? You pound holes in the top.