Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beatrix Potter Juice Lid Ornaments



The idea for this came from my friend. She loves Peter Cottontail and chose this theme for her first baby's nursery. While cleaning I came across The Tale of Peter Cottontail by Beatrix Potter. As I admired the illustrations this idea popped into my head. These ornaments will be part of her Christmas present. Hope she likes them!







On the back of each lid I clipped a corresponding piece of text. If I had thought about it more, I would have arranged the lids in the pic to flow with the story. Well..., if it is in chronological order, the lids can be flipped and snippets of the story tell the tale of a mischievous rabbit.







All the materials were on hand so this project was $0.
Materials:
Beatrix Potter pics (cut these out of a book)
Juice Lids
Mod Podge
Twine or Jute
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Paint Brush



Step 1: Find pics/text and cut out. Use a juice lid as a stencil.

Step 2: Measure out the twine to wrap around the lid and create a bow to the size you'd like.

Step 3: Hot glue around each lid. Secure bow.



Step 4: Mod Podge each pic onto the sides of the lid. Allow to dry.

Step 5: Apply a finishing coat around the tops of the pictures. Allow to dry.

Step 6: Hang up!




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23 comments:

  1. They are so cute, thank you for sharing them at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  2. These are brilliant! I never would have thought to use juice lids in this way and I LOVE Beatrix Potter! Thanks for sharing at the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad that you like them! Thanks for your sweet comment.
      And, thanks for co-hosting the party! I enjoy seeing what others create and its a great place to brainstorm for new ideas.

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  3. these are amazing! It looks like something you would buy in a very expensive store! Well done! Thank you for the comment on my blog, I'm glad I stopped over to yours....Im now officially your newest follower ;-)

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    1. Thanks for such a sweet and uplifting comment! Following you right back!

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  4. These are adorable! I keep forgetting and throwing my juice lids in the recycling bin. I could have so many cute ornaments!!!

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  5. Very cute project and what a great reuse for juice lids! Love it!

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  6. These are adorable!! What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  7. Oh I am Totally In Love with these ornaments. I LOVE Beatrix Potter and her bunny tales ;) Pinning Immediately!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  8. What a wonderful set of ornaments! I love Beatrix Potter. :-) Thanks for linking this up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings link party! I'm glad you did, and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this creative idea at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love Beatrix Potter and to make ornaments using the story theme is so clever! Have a wonderful week!

    Jody

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  10. Terrific idea, although I might have trouble cutting up my beautiful books, but that's what garage sales and book sales at libraries are for, right? This is such a great idea because you could use many different themes (although Beautrix Potter is SO cute!). Thanks for sharing, I am now following your blog!

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    1. Yes, extra books are a must! I'm a sucker for garage sale & library bookstore sales, too. Thanks for following! Following you right back.

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  11. These are wonderful. What a clever idea. I'm sure your friend will love them.
    These ornaments could then be added to a long piece of twine and would make cute bunting too!

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  12. The bunting is a great idea! Whenever I find another book... My friend did love them. She's hanging them up in her son's room year-round. Thanks for all your sweet comments!

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  13. Your ornaments are adorable, pinning!

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  14. This is a really sweet project. Seems like I've been finding so many craft projects that are also recycle craft projects but then again I think it's always been that way. Crafting is the ultimate way to recycle! My daughter makes designer jewelry from recycled glassware.
    I shared this craft with our group members on CafeMom - Holiday and Party Crafts - with a link back here for the tutorial. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for linking back! Its so fun to turn "trash" into treasure. Hope you all have fun at your crafting party!

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  15. what a great idea, I love Peter Cottontail.

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  16. These are great! I love Beatrix Potter!! The movie Miss Potter would be the perfect film to watch while making these fun ornaments too. ;)

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