Make Your Own Doll Plates From Canning Lids

doll plates

I use a lot of mason jars in my kitchen for freezing soups and broths.  Since I cap them with reusable plastic lids, I have an abundance of the metal canning lids and rings that came with the jars.  As I recently discovered, the lids are the perfect size for AG doll plates.

I spray painted several of them black for use on the doll Halloween table.  By changing the color of paint, you can easily have a wide variety of colors of doll plates available.

Materials Needed:

  • Canning Lids (for the pint mason jars)
  • Spray paint that will adhere to metal (I used Krylon)

Kids – let an adult mess with the spray paint!

doll plates

I recommend painting your lids outside.  The paint is smelly!  I cut open an old cardboard box and used that to protect my deck from the paint.  One coat provided even coverage for me.

doll plates
Let them dry completely before using them as doll plates.

I wanted to decorate my plates, but I discovered I didn’t have any Halloween scrapbooking paper.  So I left them black.

By using patterned scrapbooking paper and Mod Podge, you can decorate your plates any way you like.   I will definitely be making more doll plates in different colors and patterns in the future.

This doll plates craft is participating in these great link parties: For the Kids Friday,  Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, One Creative Weekend, I’m Lovin’ It, Friday Favorites, Feature Yourself FridayA Crafty Soiree, Transformation Thursday, DIY Thrifty Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff, Catch a Glimpse, Hookin Up With HOH, Creative Juice Thursday, Party Time, Thursdays Are Your Days, Live Laugh Linky, Things I’ve Done Thursday, A Creative Princess, Mom’s Library Link Up, and Pin It Thursdays.

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15 Responses to Make Your Own Doll Plates From Canning Lids

  1. What a great idea!! I had never thought of using them that way before.

  2. Madelon says:

    Great idea. I will have to try it.

  3. Judy says:

    WOW!! You continue to impress me with your ideas!! Thank you for the inspiration!! I’d love to see how you actually cover the lids with scrapbook paper to decorate them. You are AWESOME!!


    • Jen says:

      Thanks for your kind words Judy! I think what I am going to do is cut a circle from thin patterned paper the same size as the inner circle of the lid (up to the rim). I will leave the rim a solid color. Then I am going to mod podge the whole top to seal it. I will have to do another post when I get over to the craft store to get some paper.

      I decided to leave the Halloween plates solid black since it will be hard to find patterned Halloween paper that doesn’t clash with the Halloween tablecloth I made :)

      • Judy says:

        Thanks for the response!! I have an idea now of how to cover the lids with scrapbook paper. I would still love to see what you come up with!!

  4. Anna says:

    I love the “canning lid” plates! It sounds really cute to customize with paper. My niece was making doll sized halloween table decorations for her sister and we were stuck on the plates. I’ll have to pass this on to her!

  5. This is a really cute idea. My daughter would love it.

  6. Julie says:

    What a great idea! I would love for you to add this to my link-up.


  7. That’s awesome. My girls are going to love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Katie says:

    Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I have featured yours on the newest one, up 11/01 at midnight EST. Please come by and see it.

  9. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the great idea…I have never used Modge pod…but I guess I am going to have to give it a try after seeing this. I too do alot of canning so I have tons of lids! LOL

    thanks again

  10. We painted some lids white, and they looked good but stayed tacky around the rubber rings. I solved the problem by gluing them to colored paper, and also added a coat of decoupage medium over the paper. I think they actually looked better with their decorated bottoms!

    • Jen says:

      That’s a great idea! I have to admit, I just left the bottoms unpainted since I figured they are going to be sitting on the table most of the time.

  11. Andrianna Nicole says:

    amazing idea

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