Make Candle Plates from Old Jar Lids

I've talked before about how I save most of my glass jars from store bought foods to re-use as food storage.  Sometimes, though, the proper lids get separated from their jars and I have "lid orphans." Instead of just tossing your lonely lids, turn them into cute candle plates following Karin's tutorial on her blog, Pysselbolaget. The tutorial is in Swedish but she has excellent photos and if you visit the site in Google Chrome, Chrome will give you the option of translating the page into English (or your other preferred language).


  • Jar lids
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

See the directions on the Pysselbolaget site here: Ljusfat av lock / Candle Plates


  1. What a simple and great idea! I'm always looking for candle plates in my house. I'd never run out of them - and they look pretty!

  2. I'm so glad you like my candle plates! We had lots of fun making them. Many thanks for featuring us on your great site!


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