Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments

When I go thrifting, I often see zinc jar lids for $1 each.  Hmmm... What could I make with zinc lids?

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html
I punched a hole in the middle side of the three lids with a larger nail and a hammer.  Just look at the great zinc patina of these vintage lids.



Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html
I purchased a package of wooden snowflakes from Ben Franklin and spray painted them white.

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html
After the spray paint was dry, I rubbed tacky glue on the tops with my finger, and dusted them with Darice white glitter.  I cut string and made hangers for the lids, knotting them just below the hole.

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html
I used E6000 to attach the glittered snowflake to the top of the lid.  These lids had an indentation in the center so only the outer tips of the snowflakes touched the lid.  You need only glue the tips.  

Since I don't have a Christmas tree up in my house yet, I took the lids outside to try on an evergreen tree.

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html

Easy and cheap Christmas tree ornaments made with zinc lids and wooden snowflakes, painted and dusted with glitter.

Zinc Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornaments http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/zinc-jar-lid-christmas-tree-ornaments.html
I have more lids.  Do you have any ideas?  










12 comments:

  1. Love these! Zinc lids are hard to come by in my area.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sandi

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  2. They're adorable! What I do with lids is use them to hold votive candles.
    Brenda

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  3. Love them! I will keep and eye for these lids. TFS

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  4. So cute!! Last year I made Zinc lids into pincushions.
    ~Cindy

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  5. I don't have any ideas..but I'm thinkin about it! These are so cute and a dusting of glitter is about all I can stand! Perfect!

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  6. Great idea....and low cost. Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. These will look very cute on your tree or in any decoration. The glitter snowflake really stands out. You are so creative.

    I prize my zinc lids for Mason jars that I find without a lid. Just this week, I needed one and finally found mine in storage.

    Keep up the inspirations, I enjoy them.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  8. These are so neat! Love your creativity. Great price for the lids, too.

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  9. These are adorable Carlene! Time to start making ornaments!
    Susan

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  10. Oh how cool and creative are these Carlene! love em.

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  11. Carlene, I knew when I read the first line you would blow me away and sure enough you did. LOVE this!!!! I can't wait to get into our new home so I can get crafting again and be creative again. I feel lost without the ability right now.

    Cynthia

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  12. This is pretty cool! I love how you turned those almost "for-throws" caps into something so nice as decor and tree ornaments. Thanks for sharing ideas.

    Happy Holidays,
    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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