Sometimes it’s as easy as monkey see – monkey do! When Hubby and I were antiquing the other weekend, I was inspired with these vintage zinc mason jar lid coasters and had to come back and make them myself. Keep reading to see how easy it is!
Vintage zinc mason jar lids
I found a beautiful set of vintage mason jar lid coasters for sale at a store in Staunton, Virginia during our trip there. While we were hitting all of the local antique stores, I searched for my own set of lids to make the same kind of coasters. Monkey see – monkey do! I love how old and dirty and rusted these lids are. What a perfect opportunity to clean up and to make into something fun!
1. Wash and clean lids.
2. Trace the bottom of each lid onto the cork board adhesive.
3. Cut close to the outline with scissors, and then carefully go back with the Xacto knife to make your precision cuts.
4. I left the insert in the lid and used hot glue along with the adhesive to securely adhere the cork board to the lid.
Easy peezy! These are the smaller lids, so they fit smaller glasses or soda bottles. Add a cute straw and you are ready for a lazy day on the porch!
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This is the best idea I’ve seen for coasters in quite a while. Thanks for sharing your tutorial
Hi Kim – You are so sweet, thank you! It was funny – I was at the store talking to the owner and was like… is it ok if I take a picture of these and steal your idea to recreate on my blog and then link back to your store… he said absolutely. I was very excited at how well they turned out. Hugs, Holly
So cute, Holly. I’ll be copying you just as soon as I scrounge up some old lids of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hi Susan – You can take this idea and create something fabulous with it as I know you will! Can’t wait to see what you have in mind! Hugs, Holly
I saw these while antique shopping in Lodi, CA and thought they were adorable and would be an easy DIY my only problem is finding the lids. I was thinking that maybe regular canning lids might work if you just use the ring but i have yet to try it out and see.
Hi Christi – I’m sure there are a bunch of different variations you can try with this. I actually have a few more up my sleeve! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
Mason jars cost a little fortune here.
I love the idea. It looks ideal for outdoors where any cute coaster would probably fly away.
Great tip, Holly!
Thank you for sharing it on #TipTuesday!
Hi Debbie – So sorry to hear that, they are so versatile and all the rage right now. Thank you for your kind words and as always for hosting! Hugs, Holly
These are so cute. Thank you for sharing:)
HI Heather – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly
What a cute and rustic idea! Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll Linky Party!
Hi Andrea – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly
I love those zinc lids and this project is perfect for them! Also I love and agree so much with your Twitter post and will be featuring it as well tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thank you so much for sharing this pin on the P3 party Board! So expect a little traffic from me on Social Media!
Hi Kim – Thank you so much for the feature and for sharing!!! You are the best!!! Yeah… I have two more lids and I’m thinking about what I want to do with them. Hugs, Holly
I would put felt on bottom so no scratches on funiture
Hi Cindy – Oh great idea! I never thought of that. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
I love this idea…so clever and cute!!
Hi Christy – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly
Holy those are classic and cool as cool can be! I love that you used the zinc lids. Thanks for sharing on our All things Creative fb page.
Hi Debbie – Thanks so much! Great to see you again! Hugs, Holly
I’m so glad you posted this idea on our new All Things Creative FB page because I’m in need of new coasters! I see a lot of zinc lids at an auction that I attend frequently so now I know what to do with them. Pinned your great idea!
Hi Jane – Love the idea of the new FB page! Can’t wait to see what you are up to. Thanks so much for pinning! Hugs, Holly
I am glad to see that you did reply back to the the people that sent you a comment so many don’t. I do think quart or gallon jar lid would make some nice ones. Felt or cork on the bottom would not scratch the furniture. Cork would not let it slide around much.
Hi Linda – It may not be right away, but I do always try and reply to everyone who comments. I appreciate your time to visit and say hello and let me know your thoughts. I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly
I like that you wrote me back I like your web site hope to see more of the things you make next. So many do not write back. If I really like some thing I see and it is help full I try to let them know that. keep up the good work you are doing.
Hi Linda – Very much appreciated, thank you! Hugs, Holly