Friday, April 20, 2012

Candle Jar Lid Paper Weight with Picture TUTORIAL

Paper Weight with Picture made from
a *Flat topped Candle Jar Lid Tutorial

*see ending note.


   
Remove the clear plastic seal from the lid.
This little project would make great personal gifts
to give for Mother's Day, Father's Day,
birthdays, and for Christmas!
Carefully situate the jar lid on top of your picture,
centering your subject(s) as best as possible.
Trace around the lid with a marker or pen.
I used a Ball mason jar seal as my "bottom."
You can write the date of the picture
and the person's name on it :)
With very little edge overlap, I did have to trim more  
picture away in order to seal to the glass;
I did this by over turning the picture and with
the end of my scissors, rub around the
rubber seal, making an indention.
Trim around this indention to show the red seal.
(sorry, no pic of that step!)

Use an Elmers glue stick on the back of your picture 
to hold it in place on the seal; 
Carefully run a seam of hot glue 
onto the red seal, and quickly set the glass lid on top;
 press down gently and let set until cool.
Choose ribbon, jute or other trim to put
around the jar lid to hide the rim; dot with glue
and gently press in place.
If desired, tie a bow and your done!

* Things to keep in mind:
There will be imperfections in the glass lids.  
For this picture project, I chose to use this flat top lid
because the rounded tops produce a distorted magnifying effect. However, they would be great to fill with small items like marbles, small sea shells, colored beads, 
potpourri, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Have Fun Creating Your Candle Jar Lid Paper Weight!

If you make one, please link back to this post
so I can see your creation!

HAPPY FRIDAY, Y'ALL!

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24 comments:

  1. I love this idea...I may be making one next week with shells! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks! the shells will be so pretty ;)

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  2. JoAnn this is a really cute idea! I could see my kids making one of themselves to give to their Memere (Grandmother) :)

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    1. That'd be adorable! And, for younger kids, other glues could be substituted instead of hot glue. I've never used the E 6000, but super glue or perhaps Gorilla Glue, or Carpenters Glue, could be used. The kids will have fun picking out pics to use!
      Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  3. Nice gift idea's for wedding's,christmas and etc...really creative.
    Thank's for praying for my family. Dustin is home and on the improve.
    Thank,s again sweet lady.
    Love,Debbie:)

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  4. That is so creative...how many have I thrown away..quite a few. Great idea will have to try.
    Smiles and huggs
    Maxie

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    1. Hi Maxie! this is one of those crafts that's simple and quick! thanks for visiting my site!

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  5. Beautiful. I think it is a great idea.

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  6. Very good idea and would make cute gifts,,Thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, great gifts for anyone. Thanks for commenting!

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  7. i'll have to give this a try with my yankee candle topper. i think a pic of vic and prissy will be great.

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    1. that'd be cute! you might want to use plain topped store brand lids (without words) for pics. I think the Y.C. words are imprinted into the glass.

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  8. This is beautiful JoAnn. Thank you!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  9. What a clever project! Love how it is personalized with the picture! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! ;)

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    1. Bonnie, thanks for hosting a great linky party and for your sweet comment. Hope you stop by to visit often:)

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  10. Such a cute gift. Love the idea of putting shells or marbles in one for a different look.
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting my site! And other things that would fit the person receiving the gifts, small fishing sinkers, old buttons. Fun stuff!

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  11. What a cool idea, JoAnn! I never would've thought of this! Too bad I'm not still teaching, these would make awesome class project gifts!
    Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

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    1. Thanks Kim! I needed something at work on my limited desk area for a photo of hubby & me ;-)

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  12. This is so much more clever than using them to store paper clips....Love it!

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    1. LOL, well that's still a good use of them, rather than tossing out - thank so much for stopping by ;-)

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