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      Can anyone tell me what to do with can lids that have been removed with the safety can openers? >:(


        I wash my lids and usually accumulate them in an empty tuna fish can.  Then when I get it full, I use masking tape to seal the top and put in my recycle bin.  They have always been picked up.   If a tuna fish can isn’t big enough, then use a coffee can – empty, of course – ha ha.  


          Thank you tk625.  But I don’t want to get rid of them.  I want to make something out of them. ::)


            If there are no sharp edges as I believe from what you wrote then maybe you can use them to frame pictures.  Put a small picture inside each and hang them.  Maybe you could make them into magnets.  You can decorate them with stuff that will glue on such as small pine cones and make small wreathes.  You can hook them together and make table tops.  Either punch holes in them and tie them together then put a piece of glass on top.  Or liquify the metal and make one whole piece.  You could also use a punch and make designs inside the lid.  I have a Christmas decoration done that way. It is a a rocking horse with ribbon glued aound the edges.  Maybe you could glue wrapping paper around it and make other ornaments.  You could also use them to scare away birds in your garden.  Or cover them to make coasters. :)


              Put a small picture over the can lid.

              Take a nail and hammer and poke holes thru the lid at intervals along the picture pattern.

              Remove picture.

              Glue some ribbon or other kind of trim around lid edge.

              Glue or poke a hole for a hanger.

              You just made a “tin punched” ornament!!


                use them to make wind chimes ::)


                  I can’t understand why people inflict that noise on their neighbors. ÝIt can be quite noisy especially on a windy day. ÝThe high pitch noise they make is terrible. ÝNext time you put out a wind chime remove it after listening for a bit. ÝYou can always put it back up another time but please NEVER leave it up. Ý Ý Please don’t take offense but some people can’t tolerate high pitch noise so be coonsiderate.


                    You could make trivets out of them. Just hook some legs on the bottom to hold hot food.


                      Make coasters.  Punch holes in them to make your design then glue them on a piece of plastic with white paper under it.  Then glue that onto a piece of cork.  I suggested the plastic to preserve the white paper.  You could just glue the lid onto a piece of cork. The design might show through.


                        Why not paint your own pictures on these can lids much like people paint saw blades. You might punch holes in designs form. Then use some kind of seal on them reopen the holes .
                        try hanging them in a window to see if you like it as a suncatcher. Maybe fit it over a some kind of light to show it off against your house, or a corner of a room.
                        I did this once when I was a kid. I attached the punch hole cat  over my flashlight.

                        Everything has value you just got to want to find it.
                        GOOD LUCK

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