As my mother and I were on our usual Sunday thrifting adventure we started noticing a lot of jars and mixed “goodie bags” of lids. We both thought there must be a pinterest idea for a craft, something that could be made from all these discarded tin lids. As luck would have it, my mom had saved a magazine clipping from many moons ago creating festive pumpkins!
Step 1: Tie Lids Together
This project is tricky to do with only one set of hands but it is do-able. Individually feed each lid (facing the same direction) onto the cord or string. Wire is not flexible enough and doesn’t work well. Make a loose knot holding the lids together, they should overlap each other in order.
Step 2: Insert Branch or Twig
While holding your loose cord knot in one hand, slide the piece of branch as your stem into the centre of the lids. Pull the knot a little tighter as you adjust each individual lid to be equally space around the twig. Once they are roughly in place, finish tightening the knot.
I also tried this project with a bag of silver and gold tinted mason jar lids that I found at Talize in the miscellaneous grab bag section (next to the housewares). You can also spray paint or apply craft tape to change the look of the rings.