I’ve been using the domed slushie cup lids for a while in my crafts and I’m always finding new ways to use them. I have rounded up the Slushie Lid Crafts I’ve made in the past and added some from other people that I found on the internet.
There are so many different things you can make with these domed lids. I’ve made ornaments, faux cupcakes, and teacups to name a few. Most of them use simple items you can find around the house or at your local dollar store. Check all the ideas out below.
Slushie Lid Crafts
If you’re wanting to make your own domed lid crafts, here are a few things to bear in mind:
- They don’t have to be Slushie lids. You can use Starbucks, Slurpees, any kind of lid with that domed shape.
- The lids have a hole in the top of them (obviously). You’re going to have to incorporate or cover that hole with whatever craft you make with them.
- The lids are somewhat flimsy and fragile. Although I have been able to keep my creations safe by wrapping them well in tissue paper and placing in a box of packing filler, they will crack, bend, and break if you apply much pressure. You can’t use them as a base, for example, for something that you will be placing much weight on.
- It’s easy to acquire these lids. Save them yourself and ask friends and family for them too. We even had a 7-Eleven give us a bag of them when using them for a Girl Guide group.
Here are a few of my favourite ways to create with them:
These are ornaments made by putting two slushie lids together. Don’t they look pretty hanging in a tree? I’ll be using these along with my CD suncatchers to spruce up the backyard for my daughter’s birthday party.
I’ve painted on them, used a reverse decoupage technique with paper napkins or tissue paper, and coloured them with alcohol inks. Click here for more info on how to make these ornaments.
Here’s where I used both the lid and the top portion of the cup to make a cupcake. Then, I accordion folded some paper to wrap around the cupcake to look like one of those paper liners. Paint the lid – it took several coats of acrylic craft paint. Embellish as desired and add a red pompom for the cherry on top.
For the stand, I used a cup that I covered in scrapbooking paper. I glued a cupcake liner on top of it to add a “frill”. The flat part of the stand is an old CD but you could cut a circle out of cardboard instead. Cover and trim it all with scrapbooking paper.
The teacup, which is perfect for holding candy, nuts, or flowers, is made from a slushie lid and a CD. The lid is covered in tissue paper and I found the Alice in Wonderland illustration online.
More slushie lid crafts I’ve found from around the internet:
What can you make from slushie lids? I’d love to see what you create!