Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lid Magnets

Recycled Lid Magnets

I've been collecting metal frozen juice can lids for months now and I gotta tell ya, my husband was starting to think I was becoming a hoarder, so I had to put them to use.  This little lids have some possibilities.  I thought about making some kind of sculpture or painting them.  But the best idea was to make magnets out of them. 

So here's a little tutorial on how I made them:

Materials:
Frozen juice can lids
Cardstock/ scrapbook paper
Little magnet circles
Tacky Glue/ craft glue
Stamps & ink (optional)

1. Wash the lids and glue a magnet to the back of each.  I used tacky glue and its holding up nicely.

Juice Can Lid Magnets

2. Cut out circles of pretty patterned paper.  I don't have one of those expensive big circle punchers, and really, for this you don't need one.  Just use a cup to trace the circles and cut them out.

Paper Circle Cut Outs

3.  Decorate them however you choose, but beware if you choose to use ink.  I got a little surprise later on when it smeared all over the place and ruined my cutest designs- sad.  So learn from me a spray a fixitive of some sort before moving to the next step. I used Krylon Matte Finish.  Its a protective finish that I use for my arts and crafts, but if you don't have some handy you could give hairspray a try.

Paper Circle Cut Outs

4. Glue the paper circles to the lids.  I tried using Modge Podge to stick the paper to the lids, but they came off easily.  Tacky glue works much better.

5.  Apply a coat or two of Modge Podge on top of the paper circles.

Alright!  All done! Easy right?

Recycled Lid Magnets Craft

37 comments :

  1. Saw you on the creative blog. love this idea!!!

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  2. wow!
    So cute and "green" of you ;)
    this would be a great project to link up to my "20 minute tuesday" party today!
    Details here: http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com

    hope you'll visit!
    Tina

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  3. Very cute. I love the owl!

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  4. I am a total magnet snob - but these are really very cute!

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  5. Really cute and what a great way to upcycle. :)

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  6. Oh so pretty, and yay for recycling!!!! I love seeing people making stuff out of their trash. Perfect!

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  7. Featured you in the "20 minute tuesday" wrap up party! Hope you'll grab a featured button. Love your magnets!

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  8. I really, really love this craft! I never thought to use the frozen juice lids. And magnets are so fun! I think this would be so fun for the grandparents with photos of the girls! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  9. What a great Idea!! I need more magnets for my fridge and have been trying to think up something cute!! I'll have to give these a try=)

    thanks for sharing!

    -Adriane @ fruitfulhomejournal.blogspot.com

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  10. Really, REALLY cute idea! And so stinkin' easy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I love this idea - really original. A great way to use the lids and so cute. I would be so happy if you shared this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-board-link-party-12.html
    Hope to see you there.
    carolyn | homework

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  12. Brilliant! I'm going to try this with my children

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  13. Very cute! This would be a great activity for the girls at my church. They'd love it for their lockers.

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  14. Super cute, easy and inexpensive...just my kind of craft! I might make some of these with Christmas paper for our fridge! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love this idea! I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

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  16. I love those- too cute!

    I featured this today!
    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/11/things-i-like-thursday-16.html

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  17. This is so creative - I love it!

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  18. What a great and thrifty idea, I need to start saving my juice lids now :)

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  19. I'll be featuring YOU tomorrow night at my {wow me} wednesday party. You were one of the top viewed links from last week's party! :) Hope you are having a wonderful new years!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  20. Love these! What a way to repurpose, love the bright colors and patterns you chose.

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  21. What a great idea! I have oodles of those juice lids! I found you through Ginger Snap Crafts. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. so excited I found you on a blog hop! new follower! :)
    www.hearmyhandsasl.com

    very creative!

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  23. these are SO CUTE !!
    creative and recycling :) well done :) Danielle - craftplaylove.com

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  24. Super Cute!!!!!
    I'm totally trying this!
    Seriously, there are so many possibilities!!

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  25. These are really cute. What a creative idea.

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  26. I'd forgotten all about these! They're so cute, and easy! Thanks for sharing.:)

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  27. I love these magnets! Super creative!!! I'm your newest follower, by the way. =)

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  28. Oh my gosh these are so cute. What a great idea using things we all have! Totally pinning this. :)

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  29. This is too cute! For awhile there, I was collecting baby food jar lids and sticking them in a "junk" drawer in the kitchen and my hubs threw most of them out by mistake. This would be cool for any kind of lid =) Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Somewhat Simple

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  30. How fun! I am going to pin this right now! Thanks for linking up to my party! :)

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  31. Great idea. You can also cut up those advertising magnets and glue them on the same way you do the circles. You can easily get six to eight magnets out of one business card sized magnet. I use them for all kinds of things that I want to use as a magnet.

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  32. Cute, love the ladybug one too.

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  33. Great use of can tops!!!! Love this:)

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  34. I love the magnet idea! I have used the lids as "coins" for a bank made out of a huge peanut butter jar (cut a slot in the lid). I work with two-year-olds and use familiar object pictures or family pictures to facilitate labeling and language development.

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  35. I love the magnet idea! I have used the lids as "coins" for a bank made out of a huge peanut butter jar (cut a slot in the lid). I work with two-year-olds and use familiar object pictures or family pictures to facilitate labeling and language development.

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