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 Southworth from Dutch Harbor, AK
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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.
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.
Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.
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.
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)
Perhaps try contacting your favorite concentrated juice manufacturer and ask, they may have reject lids they could sell u at a reduced cost.
You might want to check on Etsy.
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?
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.
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.
Using pliers, bend the lids into bell shapes, and hang with pretty ribbon for a nice wind chime.
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.
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.