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
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.
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. I used blush for the cheeks and had some wood plugs I used for the noses. For the gingers, I used fabric yoyos or strips of fabric tied into bows, hot glued onto the heads. The snow men I used pipe cleaners and little pom poms for ear muffs and a sock cut into 2 inch sections, sewn across one end, to make little hats and hot glued on.
The ginger and snow balls are from old softballs, base coated and glued onto canning jar rings. The snowball hats are from socks, cut into about 4 inch pieces, sewn across the end. I then took white "scribble" dimensional paint and did the "frosting" lines on the ginger and snowflakes on the snowballs hats. Had everything on hand!
I've sold a bunch of the ginger and snow balls for $7.50 each and the magnets for $2.50. I've "gifted" many of them already this season! I get the softballs from my son and DIL, who play on a softball team :0) Sometimes I find them at thrift stores for about $.50 each. Have fun!
By Maggie from Bloomington, MN
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)
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.
Uses for the metal lids that come off concentrated juice containers. Post your ideas.
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.