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
How beautiful! You can't tell what they are until you look closely! When I first glanced, I thought 'where did they find round tiles?' They look like unglazed tiles! Wonderful idea, and great pic!
That is such a good idea. I have been saving lids having no idea what to do with them. I am definitely doing some of them, I am going to try using tattoos on some. Thanks for posting them. Can I put them on my web page, of course I will credit you :)
Oh my gosh, that is SO cute! The beads really add style to the whole thing. Now I have to buy some frozen juice to get started.
I love, love this idea. It is great looking, cheap, and easy. Right up my alley. And the great thing is, you can't tell it has such common beginnings.
Thrifty, easy, and lovely to behold! Let your kids or students help decorate the tree and house this year.
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.
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!
Great ideas all! I wouldn't have thought of some of these. Thanks for sharing! : D
Cute, quick and frugal gifts or decorations! The magnets are used canning jar lids and smaller ones are from frozen OJ concentrate can ends. Base coat white or brown and paint faces.
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
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)
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.
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?
Where can I get templates for frozen juice tops made with a hammer and nails? You pound holes in the top.