Friday, May 11, 2012
Flower Magnet ~ Using Recycled Canning Jar Lids
~used canning jar lids
~small silk flowers
~glue gun and glue sticks
~empty cardboard box or other safe working surface
~E6000 glue (or other strong glue)
~magnets (we used round)
~scissors or wire cutters
1. Cut the tops of the silk flowers off the plastic stems using scissors or wire cutters.
2. Remove a set of leaves or cut leaves.
3. Glue leaves to the canning lid first, then add flowers in any fashion you desire.
4. Allow to dry.
5. Glue a magnet to the backside and allow to dry.
Note: You can glue your magnets on either before or after you glue on the flowers.
Tip: Decoupage dried flowers instead of using the silk flowers for the front side.
Tip: Shop for inexpensive silk flowers in dollar stores, thrift stores, or clearance aisles.
Tip: Pick wild flowers in your back yard. Press them between two pieces of blank paper, and pile a stack of books on top until they dry. Using decoupage or white glue, attach them to the white side of the canning lids and allow to dry.