Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Terrific Tuesday!

Welcome back!

I am really excited today to share with you the 'terrific' projects I found today.  Capadia Designs has posted the most brilliant idea on their blog.  Recycle lids!  How cool is this.  Wait until you see the fabulous projects.  This can be taken to so many levels if you let your imagination go (out of the box).  There are different color lids, so they can be used for different Holidays.

Are you ready for this!  Yeap, the little orange lid from the orange juice bottle of Tropicana!
Upcycling combines crafting and recycling to create new, interesting and useful things from ordinary objects that might otherwise be thrown away. 
The only identifying mark on the lid is on the top.  This will not be seen since the top becomes the bottom for this project.

The inside circle of the lid is just the right size to hold a battery operated tealight!  There is a slight gap between the inner screw top and the outer lid - perfect to hold a piece of vellum upright.

A piece of vellum cut at six inches and overlapped by about 1/4 inch to form a tube would fit neatly in the gap.  For the first light, cut the vellum at 6 inches by 4 inches.

Punch a spiderweb strip from Martha Stewart Deep Edger Spiderweb punch (if you have or some sort of border).  Used some adhesive along the center line to adhere the strip to the vellum.
You can add bling to the lid. You could easily design a shade similar to the one done by Capadia Designs several years ago with various Halloween images (you can read more about that lantern HERE).

For the second light, use a piece of vellum six by three inches and punched the top (with a different boarder of your choice) i.e., spiders, pumpkins, whatever you have.
For the third light, cut the vellum at two by six inches and add some leaf shaped gems and sequins.
tea lights off

I really love this project and it is very easy.  Go check out Capadia Designs, they Rock, http://www.capadiadesign.com/

We have 20 days until Halloween, let's get to crafting!  I hope you enjoy this project and try it out.  I am still waiting for some pictures of your projects - he he he.  Thanks for dropping by, hope you come back again.

Have a 'terrific' Tuesday ;)


  1. This is so clever! What a great project from something that could so easily be discarded.

  2. Oh these are so cute! I love this idea...very cool.


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