Thursday, December 4, 2008

A quick little project

I whipped up this quick project last night using cottage cheese & sour cream container lids. I knew I wanted something that spelled out JOY hanging on my kitchen window and came up with this idea. I save all my plastic containers - they are perfect for mixing craft paints and pouring Mod Podge into for projects.

I really simplified this by printing the colored circles with the letters on card stock. I think it would be super cute to use scrapbook papers and chipboard letters. I used my circle cutter to cut the 4" circles out. I also cut an extra circle out of white card stock. I then used tacky glue to glue the solid white circle to the lid and then glued the initial circle. (The white layer helps keep the print from the top of the lid from showing through. Especially since I am hanging mine in a window.) I Mod Podged over the top of the paper to help protect it. Then used Tacky Glue to glue the ric rack around the edges.

You can see I just poked holes with an ice pick and thread ribbon through and knotted it. The top polka dot ribbon, I left pretty long. I hung it over the curtain and safety pinned it to the backside.
I haven't quite figured out if I'm going to leave the little tail of ribbon... I thought about adding a longer polka dot one. Still thinking on that...
I had thought about embellishing it more, but decided to leave it simple this year... I can always update it next year.


  1. Oh my word! That is absolutely precious! I would never have known those were plastic lids unless you pointed it out. Way to be green and recycle. LOVE IT!

  2. Oh, how cute and festive! What a great, inexpensive C-mas decoration!

    I save all my empty jars and containers too. They all go into a big bin with a bunch of other odds and ends. The kids drag that bin out and spend hours creating and building. I love how the most simple things inspire such immense creativity!

  3. wow that is really creative and so easy. I am going to have to remember that one. I am looking for easy ornaments for my tree. that would be perfect.

  4. Can I tell you how much I love your blog?!? I just found you through Jen's blog (your previous comment leaver). This was a very cute idea! I also really really like your initial plaques and your Baby shower initial gifts! Too creative! Feel free to stop by any time!

  5. cute cute cute! and creative too!

    can I just tell you that when I see your cute little name...vintage chic chick it warms my heart! merry christmas!

  6. what a great repurposing craft!


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