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.
Upcycled Jam Jar Lid Flowers
This is a really simple easy craft for the garden. As it is for the garden you don’t need to be too fussy or aim for perfection, and if they are a little rough around the edges it just adds to their charm.
What You Will Need
- Jam jar lids (7 for each flower and must be the same size)
- Spray paint
- Glue gun
- Drill with small drill bit (I used my Dremmel multi-tool)
How To Do It
- First clean and dry your jam jar lids.
- Spray your lids with your desired colour. I used this fab spray paint from Valspar which has the primer in it, so you only need to use one product. Always spray in a well ventilated area. I spray outside, and find spraying on a plastic sheet is better than spraying on newspaper which tends to stick. Two coats is usually enough.
- Once your lids are dry, you can assemble your jam jar lid flowers using a glue gun. A blob of glue on the base and side of each petal is enough to secure the all together.
- Stretch your eyelets out a little using pliers so that you can effectively use them as a hook.
- Depending on the thread size of your eyelet, drill a small pilot hole in the top edge of your flower.
- Screw in the eyelet, and hook over the wire fence. Done!
You could obviously attach different fixings depending on where you want to hang your flowers. A cheap simple and effective garden craft using something that would otherwise be thrown out.
What do you think? Is this something you think you would try?