Don’t Flip Your Lid: A Quick Tip for Craft Paints

A leftover peanut butter container lid = craft paint dish!

A quick crafty tip:  Save those plastic lids from peanut butter containers, or similar containers, and use those to hold your craft paint during projects. I love that these lids-turned-into-dishes have raised sides to contain the paint, and also that they rinse and wash clean after you’re done. And if I’m in the middle of a project? I just put the lid inside of a plastic baggie and the paint doesn’t dry out. Easy!

On the left side in the picture above, you can see a frame I’ve been working on which will hold a prized vintage postcard that doubles as a pincushion. I’m enjoying how the frame is coming along: from a basic mass-produced new frame into an aged frame suitable for something vintage. Can’t wait to share it with you when it’s finished!



  1. says

    Laura, can’t wait to see it–I’ve been playing with frame finishes too! I’ve got a pile of “repurposed” frames with an investment of $0, so I’m not concerned if I don’t like the outcome. Have fun with your custom orders!

    • says

      Thanks Bernadette! Yes, I love the “investment of $0” – this particular frame was part of a gift, but not the main part, so I don’t feel guilty giving it a makeover. I bet you’re enjoying the frames too, especially if they will hold some of your own artwork and paintings! 🙂