Monday, July 16, 2012

Ornaments to make from juice can lids -- a cool craft for Christmas in July!

I don't know about you, but in our household we go through quite a few cans of frozen lemonade in the summer.  We make a gallon or more of raspberry lemonade (which uses 4 Raspberry Zinger® tea bags and the water you steep them in, 12 ounces of pink lemonade concentrate, 1/2 cup sugar, and water to fill a gallon jug) every week.  That means I have a stack of metal lids saved from the juice cans.  (Of course I don't have to save them, but they always seem full of possibilities to me.)

Some time ago I made quite a few simple ornaments (like the blue one above) using these lids and scraps of wrapping paper.  If you are interested in making some of these (they are easy enough for kids to help with), here is the link:
Simple Ornaments from Juice Can Lids.

Today I came upon this link to absolutely beautiful photo ornaments which, believe it or not, are also made from the metal lids from juice cans.
(Photo by The Crafting
Here's the link:  Photo Ornaments from Juice Can Lids.  They are a little more complicated than the simple ones I've made in the past, but I love the photo idea and also the thought of journaling a little something about the person or the year on the back of the ornament.  This gives the ornaments more of an heirloom quality.   I think these are delightful and I will definitely be making some with my stack of pink lemonade lids. 

Have fun with these ideas!


  1. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Hi I'm popping over from Debbie-Dabbles Christmas in July party. Oh, I love this idea and it's so cute. I know when my children were little and at home we went through many can of orange juice. Wish I had known about this back then.
    Pop over to see my Christmas post.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Welcome, Shelia, to my Christmas Kitchen! It is so nice to have you pop in for a visit. I did go over and visit your blog -- and oh, the glittery little houses you made are just adorable. Now I have got to try making some!

    Stop in anytime and browse around the archives. Lots of crafts, recipes and gift ideas here!

  3. My kids made these in Grade School!! And then I taught this craft when i was a Den Mother and had a Cub Scout pack!



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