I've found, yet again, another way to reuse those baby food jars
by making picture magnets out of the lids.
It was pretty easy to do and I used was:
- Lids from baby food jars.
- Magnet disks
- Mod Podge and E6000 or craft glue
- and Scrapbook paper
I started off by using the smaller side of the lids (the very top) as my stencil and traced 6 circles onto a small piece of cardboard. Then, I used the same side of the lids (instead of tracing) I just used the X-acto knife to cut out the pictures.
Note: in this picture the lid is the wrong way.
You will need to trace it the other way in order for the cardboard to fit inside the lid.
I learned this the hard way :-)
After that, I pushed the small rounds of cardboard paper into the lids.
I put a small amount of Mod Podge on the back of the pictures and glued them to the cardboard.
I applied about 3 layers of Mod Podge on top of the pictures, letting it dry in between.
When they were dry, I flipped them over and used E6000 glue to glue the 1" magnetic disks to the back.
I also decided to use some scrapbook paper and the X-acto knife to cut strips for the sides of the lid.
I used Mod Podge to glue them on and to coat the top.
And that's all! Super easy, so cute,
but best of all: I just used stuff from around the house!