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« on: January 25, 2004 07:00:18 PM »

I cleaned out my fridge and I've got a lot of salsa and cheese dip jars. Ugly lids.

What would you suggest to make them pretty?


I'm planning on using two for like q-tips and cotton balls, what else could I use those jars for?

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2004 08:05:42 PM »

personally, I like the look of pearlized paints on lids of glass jars.  

Paint pretty patterns on the glass to match!  (make sure to leave enough clear glass so you can see what's in it...or paint what's in it on it)

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2004 09:15:16 PM »

whatever you have inside glue a small piece of it on the lid
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2004 09:38:05 AM »

You know, I was thinking of making magnetic photo frames (like the miniature bottle cap photo frames) with the lids I didn't use.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 05:41:03 AM »

My sister and I were doing our yearly canning marathon and I just couldn't throw away the old lids. I have a ton of them and of course I'll have more next year(renewable resource Smiley )! Any ideas on what to do with them?

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 04:32:32 PM »

Punch a hanging hole at the top and decorate for Christmas tree ornaments. (Lots of room for variety here: use like junk Cds: paint them, use rub-ons, stickers, if you are artistically inclined paint your own pictures, glue magazine pics on, glue on the kids school pics add the year, etc., etc., etc.)

Do the same, but punch holes top and bottom and string them like beads (maybe alternating with beads) for a curtain or doorway.

Small tinpunch--I think there are patterns that would fit in a juice can lid--those would fit. Or make up your own: heart and star would be very easy.

Make coasters?  Clip together to make card holders for when kids cannot hold their hand fanned out.

Put under candles to protect the table.

Use for circle patterns when crafting. 
Paint Snowman faces on 'em and put magnets on the backs.

Do any of these get your creative juices flowing?



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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007 12:26:17 PM »

Yes my juices are flowin now!!!

I have done the card holder for kids before only with plastic lids... they didnt hold up at all. Good idea with the metal lids!! Oh and I could decorate them to suit the child!!

Thanks a lot for the ideas

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008 04:01:45 PM »

You could turn them into mini picture frames like in this article that was in the Jan '07 ReadyMade magazine. Scroll to the bottom to see:

« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010 11:40:52 AM »

What to do with lots of canning lids? Not the rings, I can reuse those, but the flat ones that seal that can't be reused for canning.

I canned lots of tomatoes, peaches, etc. over summer, and now that I've eaten all the food, I have stacks of the lids.

Any ideas on ways to reuse them?

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010 12:02:37 PM »

Thank you for posting this thread. I need a way to re-purpose these as well, other than mobiles or windchimes...they are taking over my entire house.

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