In this age of tightening budgets and overflowing landfills, recycled crafts are all the rage.  There are a lot of truly great tutorials out there for using things like glass jars and turning them into pretty new things.  However, many glass jar crafts, such as vases or utensil holders, don’t use the lid of the jar.  If you’re looking for an alternative to the recycling bin for your leftover lids, check out this spiffy idea by Cathie Filian at Domestic in the City.  She arranged images and embellishments into her jar lids to make funky recycled coasters!  [how to make recycled jar lid coasters]

Project estimate:

  • Recycled jar lids, on hand
  • Images, scrap paper, and/or fabric, on hand
  • Small embellishments, on hand
  • Glitter, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Felt or cork, on hand
  • Polymer resin, on hand or about $8 and up

Total:  Free and up