Taking a short break from hats. Phew.
I did something with lids and coasters some time back and still have a stack of tin lids for recycling. I was thinking tree decorations?
I just made up some circles and kept changing the colours, although you could adapt a nice coaster pattern (like the one Janette used here: http://crochet.about.com/od/vintage/ss/aa052606.htm)
Back soon x
are these the ones we used to make Easter Rabbit’s abdos last Easter? :)
??? what’s an abdo???? :-)
A stomach (she said with a red face) You know the middle part. :)
excuse my poor “english” :)
hahaha sorry, I’m being stupid. Should have thought. Yes, I think you’re right about Janette’s bunnies’ tummies, but I can’t check because the one I made lives on Rob’s bedside table. Which is different to my bedside table. :-)
Wow! What a great idea!
Thanks Nikki :-) Waste not, want not!
Oh my gosh Jill you have outdone yourself again. I love them and they are so pretty hanging in the tree. :) Love, Tamara
Thanks, and quick quick to make, too.
Great idea. I can see them hung with bells attached on the back of a door.
bells – great idea !!!
they are so pretty and love how you hang them on the tree, they would look great in a Christmas tree for sure or frame them in square frames so they can pop up they would be a good addition to an existing gallery wall too :-)
Thanks Ingrid :-)
They are gorgeous, I really am going to have to learn to crochet!
Go on, give it a bash. Pick a nice tutorial on youtube….
Wow, Such a good idea!!! They look fabulous. :)
Thank you :-)
What a colorfully fun idea, I have to remember to save lids!
Thanks Millie-with-the-bangs :-)
Just lovely! I like the fact that you are using the lids to give the motifs shape. That is better than spray starch! Love the colours too. Also the love the way you have displayed them and that is the word for today…LOVE xxx
Good word, and thanks for commenting :-)
Cute! How do you smooth the sharp edges? Or is it just that I have a really crappy can opener?
Hi doll. Yes, you do have a crappy tin opener. You can cover the sharp edges with little bits of electrical duct tape. Or any tape, really.
I HAD one that gave me a perfectly smooth cut-off, I think it gripped the tin on the side just under the lid, but it went rabid and Rob made me throw it out recently. Now I have a crappy one, like you. I do the tape thing. I also experimented with paper and glue, but that got messy and took too long to dry. I don’t have time to wait for glue to dry these days!