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Decoupaged Lids Tutorial!
Recently I made a project that used recycled (actually saved-from-the-recycling) plastic jugs. I didn't need the caps at the time but I kept them because I love circles and I thought I'd figure out something to do with them--and I did. I actually figured out three things to do with them: a magnet, a necklace or a pair of earrings! So grab some caps and choose whether you want to wear them or display them on your fridge!

Posted by Blue Mama from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See Blue Mama's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to the cap with a brush. Press the paper or fabric firmly to attach.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trim carefully around edges if needed.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply another thin layer to the top of the cap being sure to seal around the edges.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let dry and either apply a second layer of decoupage medium or a layer of varnish.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let dry overnight.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue on the magnet or:

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a length of cord and attach the end caps with loops and the clasp.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 8
    Step 8

    Attach the large jump ring to the cap.

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 9
    Step 9

    (use an awl or a push pin to make a hole in the top of the cap) String cord through ring and:

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 10
    Step 10

    Voila!!!

  • How to make a charms. Decoupaged Lids - Step 11
    Step 11

    For earrings simply attach the ear wires to the caps or attach a jump ring to the caps and the ear wires to the jump ring!

    Put on, feel fabulous and enjoy their near-weightlessness!!!!!

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*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
i love this!!! :-D im definitely into recycling/upcycling things.... and go figure, making stuff! will i be making this soon? i hope so! :-D
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Cat
Cat · Dover, Delaware, US · 20 projects
amazing! I work at a coffee shop and we throw away sooo many milk caps, I'll definitely start collecting them to try this! Great recycling tip! : )
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Rae Rae The Jet Plane
Rae Rae The Jet Plane · Los Angeles, California, US · 1 project
Great idea!
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