Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fall Ornaments Using Old Canning Lids #recycle #reuse #repurpose

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Fall Ornaments Using Old Canning Lids
#recycle #reuse #repurpose

At the end of every canning season I have accumulated a pile of rusty old canning lids that I rejected while preserving my garden produce.  I set them aside hoping that I will figure out a different way to use them (since they are no longer usable for canning).
This year, an alternative use for these lids popped into my head! (I often have ideas just pop into my head).  I decided to make double sided Fall ornaments.  These were fashioned with designs that could be used for Halloween or for Thanksgiving.  I waited until my 13 year old nieces visited and we crafted these cute decorations together.

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Items needed:
- old rusty canning lids
- scrapbook paper (various colors and patterns)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- ribbon
- scissors, exacto knife, scrapbooking shape stamps, puff paint (optional)

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Anything goes - there is no wrong way to make these decorations.  Begin by placing a round cutout that fits inside the canning ring.  With a larger round paper cutout & using an exacto knife,  cut faces or shapes and place that piece of paper on the outer edge of the ring to create depth resembling a jack-o-lantern (see the beginning of a black cat in the picture above).

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On the other side of that ring you can create a different face or decorative patterns making it a double-sided ornament. (see the ornament below shows both sides of one canning ring).
And then finally add a ribbon around the edge of the lid/ring with enough extra ribbon for a loop to hang the ornament (again, see picture below)

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You may also create Thanksgiving type patterns and designs (see picture below)

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Be creative & ENJOY!

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1 comment:

  1. Angie,
    I love this ornaments. What a clever idea.
    Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2018/11/thursday-favorite-things_7.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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