Lots of people already reuse juice can lids to make new things for their homes. You can glue a picture onto a juice can lid and make a nice Christmas ornament. Or, you can attach a piece of cloth and hang the lid on a curtain tie-back. Even though there are many beautiful things you can make for your home, what you might love even more, is some juice can jewelry and fashions. You can make the most adorable personal accessories by just using one or more juice can lids.
A juice can lid – that flat, metal disk – is perfect for creating a new necklace. The necklace will be large and many women love eye-catching jewelry like that. Glue on a piece of scrapbook paper and you can instantly give the jewelry a theme. Or, attach a piece of velvet or other cloth, to give it a refined look. You can glue on any number of embellishments, from a button in the very center of the lid, to tiny rhinestones all the way around. You can mount a metal letter to create a monogram, or cut a picture from a magazine, and cover it with clear contact paper.
A choker is a cute necklace and, when you use a juice can lid to make it, you can give it any theme you want. You can cut out a picture of a cameo, cut an image from a child-theme piece of fabric, or go for a different design. Make a hole in each side of the lid and use a ribbon – through the holes – to tie the lid on. If you prefer a wider choker, cut a wide piece of velvet ribbon, and glue the juice can lid onto it.
Make an adorable belt by using a collection of identical juice can lids. Drill a hole in each lid, close to the edge, and connect them with metal rings. Purchase large metal rings at a craft store – in the jewelry-making aisle – and use them to connect the juice can lids. First, cover the lids with fabric or paper. Or, decorate each lid by writing on it with a paint marker. Then, open one ring, slide on a lid, and close the ring inside the hole of a second lid. Continue connecting the lids with the rings until the belt is as long as you want. Cut a piece of magnetic sheeting, peel away the adhesive sheet, and stick it to the back of the last lid. Cut another one and put it on the front of the first lid. To wear the belt, just stack the first and last lids to connect the magnetic sheeting. You can find the sheeting at any craft store, sold by the sheet.
Decorate a juice can lid with fabric and glue a ruffled lace piece around the outside edges. Or, create your own design. Glue the lid to the top of a headband, off to one side, to create a cute hair accessory for a young girl. Or, create the lid, and then glue it onto a metal barrette.
Every time you open a can of juice you can start imagining the next jewelry or fashion piece you’re going to make, for yourself, or for someone you love.