Crafts Using Plastic Lids

May 7, 2005

Here is an inexpensive craft for Mother's Day easy enough for pre-schoolers to do.


  • lid from laundry detergent bottle
  • stickers or pictures of flowers
  • bow
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • potting soil
  • small house plant


  1. Decorate your lid with stickers or pictures.
  2. Hot glue the bow on (parents can do this step).
  3. Fill it up with potting soil and put your plant in. I used a spider plant. They always have babies that you can use to start new plants.

We did this in church for Mother's Day this year. The kids enjoyed decorating the planters for their mothers and it's a gift that mom can enjoy all year.

Planter made from laundry bottle cap.

By luv2craft

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September 27, 2018

In lieu of buying paint palettes, why not make your own? I have used paper plates before, but all the paint tends to run together eventually. With just a few supplies, you can have a palette that keeps the paint separated and is perfect for any age to use.

Repurpose Old Food and Storage Lids for Paint Palettes  - colored soda and water bottle caps on a squarish container lid as another option

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February 23, 2012

They are perfect for painting projects from young to old! If you don't like the outcome, you can clean it off and start over! You can cut the lip from around it as well, to create crazy shapes with the lid, or to make hearts, etc. for any occasion.

Reusing Plastic Lids

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February 17, 2009

"Crafternoon" boredom buster for the kids. We saved the lids from water bottles and soda-which should be removed for recycling, in case you didn't know this already. We hot glued two lids together to create play "Buggies" for "Bugville".

Bottle lid bugs.

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September 11, 2018

I bought this little Coke Cola magnet for a friend of mine. I didn't have any cute little gift bags so I made a little present box out of two Stax lids. I just measured it and the magnet inside fit.

A tiny gift box made from lids from Stax potato chips.

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June 20, 2011

I keep clear lids from things like Pringles, Beef Jerky, etc. They are great for a lot of things.

Plastic Oatmeal Canister Lid

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September 28, 2006

I have a craft idea but thought I would run it by you all to see if maybe someone else had already tried it. I do beadwork but keep my broken beads, just in case. I was thinking today that if I put a 1/4" of glue in a clear Pringles lid and let it get tacky, then I could put the broken pieces on the glue. When it dries clear, punch a hole through and hang it like a suncatcher.


Does this sound feasible to anyone or am I jumping out into left field? Any imput would be appreciated.

Tonya from Tyler, Texas


September 28, 20061 found this helpful

Hi Tonya,
I don't know if a pringles lid would be clear enough to catch the sun the way you mentioned. Unless I misunderstand and you intend to remove the lid after the glue is dried. But I'm thinking polyurithane as a clear, more permenant coat to hold it all together. Maybe a pane of glass from a picture frame, or decorate the frame as well. I'm just guessing here, I like the idea, and want to know how it turns out please.
Tina from Lufkin

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September 28, 20060 found this helpful

Tina - Actually the lids on Pringles now are totally clear. Yes, I was thinking of popping it out of the lid. I am concerned about it being sticky being made out of glue. Actually I was thinking about those garden stones that they make out of plaster of paris. I was just thinking of a smaller version.


I actually haven't done this yet. I was just throwing it out there to get some feedback. I guess I do it with the Pringle lid and plaster of paris, huh?

I wish I could post pictures but I don't have a camera. I am looking at getting a digital camera but that is another whole deal, right? LOL

Thanks for your suggestion on the polyurethane.

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September 29, 20060 found this helpful

How about spreading beads and small items in pringles lid in the cover with resin. I was so afraid of using it but it works great just let harden on flat surface. maybe after it hardens you could use small drill to make hole for hanging. Might make neat teachers gifts. Good luck!-Lisa

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By Rosa (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

I don't work with beads , but sounds like a great idea to me, only way tofind out is to do it ! would make great xmas gifts I would think, I know Iwould like one . :-)

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By tambo (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

I'd punch a hole first and put something - straw, toothpick, whatever matches the hole size - through it before I glued the beads. Also make sure you role the edges through glue and then beads to make the effect thorough.

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By TonyaG (Guest Post)
September 30, 20060 found this helpful

Lisa - I have never used resin before. Can you, or anyone else here, tell me how it works? Thanks for all the great feedbacks from everyone.


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By Amy (Guest Post)
October 1, 20060 found this helpful

Our kids have made those. They handed them out for Christmas presents a few years ago, and people loved them! We didn't use beads, but did use glitter, which added extra sparkle. Make sure to let the glue dry thoroughly.


Good luck!

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By Dawn (Guest Post)
October 6, 20060 found this helpful

What a great idea!!I am going to try this as soon as i can get my hands on some pringles lids..And maybe small lids from other containers .Good idea!!Thank you for something useful to do during those long winter days when there is nothing else to do.""

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October 7, 2013

Three differnet color lids.Every time I toss one of the colorful, translucent Beneful dog food lids into the recycle bin I think "what could I make out of that?" Now that Christmas is coming, I'm thinking "stained glass" ornaments of some sort. The colors are pretty, the plastic is durable and flexible, hmmm. Ideas?

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January 27, 2020

It is great to be inspired to make a craft based on the shape of a bit of recycled packaging. These butterfly suncatchers are a good example. Learn how to make them below.

Butterfly Suncatcher Using Unique Lids - hang from ribbon

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April 24, 2019

Save colorful plastic lids to create this whimsical statement necklace. This page has directions for making a pendant necklace using recycled plastic lids.

Statement Pendant Necklace - or suspend from a strong neck chain

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January 20, 2017

Make a sparkly Christmas decoration or ornament using soda bottle lids that would typically end up in the trash. This is a page about plastic Coke lid Christmas tree.

Glitter Coke Lid Ornament

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