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.

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.

Jam Jar Lid

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)
  • Eyelets
  • Plyers

How To Do It

  1. First clean and dry your jam jar lids.Jam Jar Lids
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stretch your eyelets out a little using pliers so that you can effectively use them as a hook.
  5. Depending on the thread size of your eyelet, drill a small pilot hole in the top edge of your flower.
  6. 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.

Jam Jar Lids

What do you think? Is this something you think you would try?

Kerry x

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