Upcycled Jam Jar Lid Flowers

Upcycled Jam Jar Lids

As an amateur preserve maker, I seem to have a lot of these jam jar lids kicking around.  I hate throwing things away so I kept hold of them hoping that one day inspiration would find me and give me an idea of what to do with them.  Well inspiration struck and I decided to make these cute up cycled jam jar lid flowers to decorate a boring piece of fence in our garden.

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How To Make a Ceramic Plaque

 

For me making things from clay gives me a great sense of achievement. To make something so beautiful from such a boring cheap raw material is such a pleasure.  It’s really simple to do, but the reason not more people are doing it is you need a kiln.  The other materials are relatively inexpensive. However there are more and more people that have a kiln, and you may be lucky enough to find a local potter that will let you use theirs for a small fee.  Here is how I make my ceramic plaques…..

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