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Turn your Garbage into Attractive and Useful Home Décor
by Michael Caston

Jar Lid Pull Pieces Jar Lid Pulls on a Dresser Jar Lid Pulls in a Dresser Close-up

Have you ever wondered if those jar lids from pickle or pasta sauce jars are recyclable? That plastic coating on the inside of the lid makes you wonder if it can go with the rest of your recyclables each week. Well, the answer is yes; most cities will accept the jar lids in their recycling programs, but the plastic coating on the inside is still a problem. It doesn’t get recycled along with the steel in the lid. The plastic seal actually burns off early in the recycling process, creating a harmful gas.

In brainstorming about other ways to re-purpose these jar lids, designers Michael and Cheryl Caston of CAMIC designs created Jar Lid Pulls. Jar Lid Pulls are drawer pulls that reuse the jar lids from spent food jars as well as used wooden spools of thread. Some thread remains wound on each spool as a reminder of its former life. Extra-long aluminum binding posts, which are commonly used for creating scrapbooks, keep all the pieces in place. The large size of the jar lids makes them easy for children to use and a great way to add an extra splash of color to your home’s décor. You will find that these drawer pulls add character to old furniture and become the conversation piece of any room. Customize your own sets by choosing the size and color of the jar lid and spool.

You can find detailed instructions on how to make your own by following this link, or you can purchase a set already constructed from CAMIC designs on their website or their Etsy Store.

Jar Lid Pulls have been featured on:

  • Instructables.com
  • ReadyMade.com
  • Upcycle Magazine
  • Design Spotter
  • Green Maven
  • As seen on CraftGossip.com   Organize and Decorate Everything


    Click on the link below to buy your own set of Jar Lid Pulls:

    Using Jar Lid Pulls Jar Lid Pull Pieces



    How to Create a Your Own Set of Jar Lid Pulls

    Jar Lid Pull Pieces What you'll need to begin:
    • Used jar lids
    • Used spools of thread (wooden or plastic)
      • Note: you may want to glue the end of the thread to the spool prior to assembly
    • An assortment of metal washers
    • Binding Posts or Nuts and Bolts (found at local hardware store)
    Measure Drawer, Spool, and Washer

    First... Measure the width of the drawer, spool of thread, and washer together to find the length required for the binding post or bolt. In the illustration, the measurement shows 2 inches. If you select a binding post or bolt that is too long, you can use washers on the inside of the drawer to make a tight fit.

    Sand Jar Lid Prior to Painting

    Next... Decide if you like the existing color of the jar lid. If you prefer a different color, sand the jar lid and washers first to ensure adhesion when painting.

    Drill Hole in Center of Jar Lid

    Next... Drill a hole in the center of the jar lid. You can use a hammer and nail to help get it started. After drilling the hole, you can then paint the jar lid to the desired color.


    Next... Assemble the parts on your dresser drawer in the following order (outside to inside):
    1. Binding post or bolt
    2. Washer
    3. Jar Lid
    4. Spool
    5. Drawer
    6. Washer
    7. Binding Post Screw or Nut
    Repeat these steps for creating additional Jar Lid Pulls for your entire dresser.

    Colorful Jar Lid Pulls on Dresser
    You are finished! Pat yourself on the back for reusing materials and creating an attractive and functional piece of artwork for your home.

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