For those of us who like to “Put Up” one can never have too many canning jars; however, there comes a tipping point when you MUST deal with too many used lids and rims. Well, at least for me. LOL
I am always searching for creative crafts to use up the lid and rim stash, so a few years back I made “pumpkins” out of the rims. They turned out really nice and I get soooo many compliments.
But what to do with the all those bags of used lids? Sure, I re-use them to store dried beans or herbs; but, at some point, the extra became a storage nuisance (talk to my sister!)
While doing a quick search online, I came across these cute canning lid flowers. I didn’t have any spray paint at the time, so I saved the link and put it on my ever growing “to do” list.
This spring, a friend of ours was moving and gave us some brightly colored spray paints – whooohooo. I finally got out my huge stash of lids and rims and up-cycled me some crafty garden art.
With help from Jordanne, we hung them on a trellis in the garden. I think they look so sweet and happy there.