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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Easy Snowman Ornament from a Plastic Lid

Plastic lid snowman ornament
Plastic lid snowman ornament
Plastic lids.  Everybody has them laying around somewhere-either in a drawer, the garbage or the recycle bin.  Sometimes the container itself is recyclable but the lid is not.  That is where upcycling comes in to play.  Those lids can be given a new life and can be kept out of the landfills!  This project is really easy-like most of my other projects and it is also cheap.  I love cheap:-))  Let's get started!

Supplies you need for this project:
1.  Plastic lids-I used lids from kitty litter jugs and a Pringle's can lid
2.  A few pipe cleaners (I used Christmas colors)
3.  Some pom poms (I used white)
4.  A glue gun or fast drying glue

 To make snowman ornament the lids need to be white, if they are not just spray paint them with a paint that will bond to plastic.  These were actually an orange color so I painted them:

Kitty litter jug lids for the ornaments
  Twist 2 pipe cleaners together.


 it will look like this:

Pipe cleaners twisted together
 Attach the twisted pipe cleaners to one side of the lid and hold until it is dry.

Attach one side of the pipe cleaners
 Pull the other side of the pipe cleaners over and trim it like this:
 
 After you have trimmed the pipe cleaners then you can attach it to the lid with the glue.


 Now, attach the pom poms with hot glue over the end of the pipe cleaners:

 You want to make sure to cover the bottom of the pipe cleaners:
 
 Here are two of them ready for their faces.  You can either paint them or use sharpie permanent markers to draw a face:
 

Now it is time for the clear lid:

Pringle's can lid
 Cut a piece of white paper or thin cardboard so that it will fit inside the clear lid.  After it is cut set it aside:
 
 
 Attach one side of the pipe cleaners to the lid:
 
 Measure, cut, and attach the other end of the pipe cleaner to the clear lid:
 
Don't forget to add the pom poms!

Take the piece of white paper you cut to fit inside the lid and

 draw a cute face on it:-))
 
 Slip the paper into the lid:
 
 All done:-))
Snaowman ornament from a plastic lid
Snowman ornament
 Here are the three I did:
Christmas ornament from plastic lids
Christmas ornaments from plastic lids
Snowman ornament from a Pringle's lid
Snowman ornament from a Pringle's can lid

Snowman ornament from a plastic lid
Snowman ornament from a plastic lid
Snowman ornament from a plastic lid
Snowman ornament from a plastic lid
I think they turned out really cute but I wish I had more skills when it comes to drawing faces.  I think they would be really cute painted as Santa or maybe Elves-which I tried but failed at drawing.   I really need to practice!  Use your imagination and make them yours! If you have older children they can make these if they know how to use a glue gun or fast drying glue.  

I hope you enjoy this post and if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.   Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Gardening!  Rhonda






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