Feb 21, 2014

Upcycled Candle Jar Lids {Turned Magnetic Memo Boards}

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Today I'm bringing you another up-cycling project, friends!





Remember when I showed you these babies in my $72 Office Space?

Well  I'm going to show you how I made them!




As you all may know, I always save my candle jars and re-purpose them.

This girl just doesn't throw away good glass, you know.

But I've never thought of doing anything different with the lids...that is until now!




Go ahead, pin away that fantastic pinnable image above!


My creative juices must have been really flowing the night I whipped these babies up!

And it was perfect: I already had some great fabric to clothe them in!

But of course yours can stay in the nude.

Or you can spray paint them...whatever floats your boat.




HOW TO TURN CANDLE JAR LIDS INTO MINI MAGNETIC MEMO BOARDS:

1. Cut your fabric into a circle that's a little bigger than your candle jar lid.

It doesn't have to be cut perfectly since it's going to be glued to the backside anyway.




2. Start by gluing two opposite sides and repeat on other side.

Then just glue all the in between little pieces.




3. I HIGHLY recommend you use the tip of a pen to press down the fabric into the edges!



If I hadn't had done this, all that HOT glue would have been on my finger!

Ouch!

Been there. Done that. Not fun.



One you finish gluing all your fabric you will have yourself some cute mini magnetic boards!

How cool is that?







Use them to display important memos or something fun!

I have one of my favorite scriptures on one and the Valentine's card my daughter gave me on the other!

Do you have any other uses for candle jar lids?

This girl buys a lot of candles so that means I have a lot of lids!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


27 comments:

Lindze McCarter said...

Brilliant! Love this upcycle, Selene!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lindze!!

Chatfield Court said...

Great idea Selene! I hate throwing away the lids but I never know what to do with them...until now. ;)
Kristi

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm so glad you have a solution for your lids now!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Vel Criste said...

Never thought of using lids?! Fabulous Selene, and cute too!

Vel Criste said...

Never thought of using lids?! Fabulous Selene, and cute too!

Luisa Chandler said...

Love this!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Great idea, Selene! I love your fabric too...do you remember where you bought it? It looks like it's nice and thick. :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Vel! Me either, until that night!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Luisa! So glad you like it!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa!
I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby! Love that place!

Rea T said...

oh how fun is this selene♥
i love upcycled projects, this one is really cute!

thanks for sharing it over at The DIY'ers!

huggies♥
rea

Tanya Anurag said...

Up-cycled projects are my all time favorite. I am enjoying my visit here. Following you now so that I do not miss out on all the crafty ideas :)

-Tanya
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Rea!!! I'm so happy to hear you like it!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Tanya! Thanks so much! Welcome!

Christine said...

What a fabulous idea Selene!!!! So cute!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Christine!! Glad you think so!

Amy @ Homey Oh My! said...

I save my candle jars too and didn't realized the bbw lids were magnetic!! So creative!

Tania Pelletier said...

Oh my goodness... how clever are you?! I love this idea!

Tania

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Amy! I just happened to try it and tada...they were!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Tania!!! Glad you think so ;)

Mari Corona said...

Great share must try but how are they staying up on the wall? :) I am thinking mini hook or something like that?

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Mari! I actually hung them with just a simple nail and they are holding up great! Haven't fallen!

MoniqueB said...

Love this idea!
I am so trying this for my office with the left over curtians :)

Kathy E. said...

I like this idea! This would work great with those bigger tins that come with flavored popcorn too. That way you could have a variety of sizes to make polka dots on your wall! :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm so glad you liked them, Monique!! You will love them, I'm sure of that!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

That's a great idea, Kathy!!! The bigger the merrier, right?