Friday, December 3, 2010

Juice Can Lid Ornament

You can use the metal end to a frozen juice concentrate container to make an ornament ! It's a nice size, has a small lip and is sturdy since it is made of metal. They can be decorated in so many ways, using many different mediums .

This particular ornament was made with the following items from Stampin' Up!:

watercolor paper

Stazon black ink

various colors of classic ink from Stampin' Up!


double sided sticky sheet adhesive

clear glass micro beads

Real Red grosgrain ribbon

Cut the watercolor paper to fit the circle, just inside the lip so it is flush to the metal.

Stamp your image with black Stazon ink. Watercolor.

Cut out a circle of the adhesive sheet to fit your watercolor paper circle, covering it completely.

Adhere the back of the image to the lid.

Remove the liners and attach the adhesive circle to the watercolor paper, then remove the top liner to apply the micro beads. TIP:  insert the juice can lid in a clear plastic zip top bag then pour the micro beads on top of the lid in the bag. Zip closed. This will help contain the teeny tiny beads as you are smooshing them down onto the adhesive. Lightly brush off any loose beads before removing from the bag.

Attach your choice of hanger to the back, I chose grosgrain ribbon.

You can leave it as is or cut another piece of cardstock, chipboard, etc to cover up the tails of the hanger on the back. I used cardstock. By doing this, it gives you a place to personalize the ornament by adding a greeting, the date, names of people in a photo you put on the front, so on. Adding the clear glass micro beads are optional. You could create an ornament using a photograph with nothing layered over the top or perhaps make a snow scene and cover it with glitter. Add layers of clear embossing powder to create an enameled look to your image. Don't add any images at all and punch out a design in the lid with a hammer and nail, add ruffled ribbon or fabric trim to the back. So many creative things that can be done to a simple piece of trash to turn it into a treasure!

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays !


  1. Impressive ornament! Never would have guessed it was a lid from juice!

  2. Splendid idea for making ornaments. I just love your cardinal!


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