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

29 comments:

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

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  2. Very cute. I love the owl!

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

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

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Brilliant! I'm going to try this with my children

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. This is so creative - I love it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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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  22. Cute, love the ladybug one too.

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

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  24. My 7 year-old made these to give as Valentines, and they were very well received. The centers had either a paper heart or one of those glass "blobs". Fun, fun, fun!

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  25. How do you remove the cardboard residue from the bottom lid?

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    1. The juice lids I used didn't have any cardboard residue. I just used the top lid.Maybe soaking in warm water?

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