Wondering what to do with those tin can lids after you take them off of the cans? I wondered the same thing as well and came up with these Christmas ornaments. I would suggest running out and buying a smooth edge can opener, so you or someone handling the ornaments doesn't get cut.
First, I primed each lid with Gesso, which you can find in any Craft or Art store. I let this dry and then broke out my acrylic paints. I chose a paint that would compliment the colors in the die-cuts that I used for the main piece of each ornament. I gave each lid a good coating and then let that dry over night.
Next, I broke out my Cricut machine and cut some circles out of scrapbook paper that fit just inside each lid. Since my Cricut only cuts out certain sizes I went ahead and cut out larger circles and then trimmed them until they fit. I then glued each circle onto the colored side of the lid that it went with and let the dry for about an hour.
Finally, I took the Christmas die-cuts and put clear glue dots around the centers and then centered them on each lid. Some of the die-cuts were bigger than the circle, but I like that. I didn't want to cut the edges, but that is your preference.
Here are the finished ornaments: