Repurposed Jar Lid Wall Buttons

So excited to share this tutorial, ‘Repurposed Jar Lid Wall Buttons’ with you. I’ve been saving everything with the idea to repurpose. Trying to live to the motto “reuse, use up, make do”.  The little piles are bordering on hoarding, I have a tiny collection of soda pull rings, as one day I hope to have enough to mesh a light shade! One pile however, was not so little… my jar collection was growing to that annoying stage on the kitchen bench and I had to do something asap with them.

Repurposed Jar Lid Wall Button

What you’ll need:

– Jar lids

– Vintage leather belt, cut in half lengthways.

– Spray Paint (colour of your choice)

– Wooden Block (I used a KMart set of children’s wooden blocks)

– Long Screw

– Drill

– Narrow Drill Bit (same size as the end of your long screw)

– Wider Drill Bit (same size as the head of your screw)

Alright, let’s make some buttons!

Step 1

Spray the cleaned jar lids with your colour choice of spray paint (working outdoors or a well ventilated room) and let dry

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Step 2

Drill four holes, large enough to thread the leather through, into the lids.

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Step 3

Grab your wooden block and drilling with a narrow drill bit pass right through the wooden block

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Step 4

Drill 1/2 way through the cylinder wooden block with a wider drill bit, so your screw can hide inside and only the end pops out. You want to have about 1.5″ of the screw showing, long enough to screw into dry wall.

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Step 5

After drilling the holes through the lids there might be some scratches that you’ll want touched up. Touch up the jar lids with one last spray of paint and let dry.

Step 6

Thread your leather through the four holes as pictured, and add a dab of hot glue to hold in place

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Step 7

Fill up the drilled hole with hot glue to secure the screw down into the hole.

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Step 8

Add a dab of hot glue or liquid nails to the back of the wooden block and to the back side of the jar lid button, once tacky press firmly together and leave overnight to completely cure

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Step 9

Affix to your wall. Ideal for use in the kids room, the entry way, the dressing room or any blank wall you think could use with a bit of a pick me up.

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Now these babies can’t hold a lot of weight, so keep the garment or object you are hanging off these light. Unless you get dry wall plugs, these (as they are) are meant to be more decorative then anything.

Any questions  please ask in the comments below.


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