Dream Team of Saints…from Frozen Juice Lids

Saving frozen juice lids, but don’t know WHY?
I have saved them off and on over the years,
expecting that someday I would do something great with them.
Here is my big chance…to remind my family of our
I created 3 templates of 12 Saint pictures, each image sized to fit within a 2.5″ diameter circle.
I hope to post the templates shortly!  Please subscribe or comment below if you are interested in these templates…
so that I’ll remember to upload them!
I used a roll of clear adhesive from the dollar store to laminate the sheets on the image side, for durability and a more finished look…and after that, I cut out the circles and glued them in place on the outside surface of the lid, just inside the lipped edge.
I think the kids will really like these.  They look great with the round metal frame, they make a great sound when they clang into each other, they stack well, the pictures are pretty and I made sure that I chose our favorite (and cool!) family saints.

A little glue and some string…and these little round pictures can be hung on the wall or as a Saint Mobile (mine are hanging from our dining room light fixture).

A little glue and a magnet…and we have Saint Fridge Magnets.

I would imagine, with a glue gun,
some ribbon and accessories,
these could be very pretty ornaments
for a Saint Family Tree.
I held back from the glue gun, because I have another plan for these Saint Disks
Top Trumps Saints Edition
coming soon!
…another idea from theTreasure Chest!
…let me introduce myself.
I’m a Mom of 5 (plus 3 in heaven)
and my husband and I founded a little Catholic apostolate called Arma Dei.
We create and produce fun and solidly Catholic books,
paper craft kits and quizzing cards to help celebrate and teach the Catholic Faith.
I like to post sample activities…some from our products and others just test-piloted on my own family.
I try to come up with crafts and activities that require easy-to-find materials…
preferably ones you have in your house already.
I like being inspired by other people’s ideas
and have created a page to showcase them as well.
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  1. Tina Hollenbeck says:

    Hi! I’m visiting from the UBP – I’m #73 (Being Made New – http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a little about you – and I hope you might have time to visit my place. :^)

  2. What an absolutely fabulous idea. I love it and I’m not Catholic. What a great way to study the Saints. Thank you for sharing your brilliant idea.

  3. Hi.
    Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


    Gg – Notes on the Journey

    PS. Babies on earth and babies in heaven . . . you have quite a story.

  4. Thanks for stopping by as part of UBP. You have a ton of resources.

  5. What a neat idea you can do so much with this idea. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH.

  6. What a great idea for the lids!! Just dropping by from the UBP and it is so great to meet you 🙂

    joy & blessings,

  7. What a great idea! Just visiting from UBP. Nice to meet you!

  8. I used to save them too and let the kids play with them. They make good teethers. But now we don’t buy juice anymore. Interesting idea. Visiting from UBP 🙂 Nice to “meet” you 🙂

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  9. What a wonderful way to use those juice tops! I’ve pondered this for some time, too. We will use this idea next year in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium where I teach. Think I will have the kids make a “saints tree” for All Saints Day. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

    I thought your name sounded familiar–didn’t realize you wrote the Treasure Chest book! It has so many great ideas!

    Cheryl Basile

  10. Hi Monica~ These are a great idea! I agree with Tracy about seeing these in Catholic Homeschooling catalogs. These are definitely going on my “things to do” list. I am heading over to your website to look for Easter ideas and love the Treasure Chest book too! God bless your sharing and work for His glory:-)

  11. Wow…thanks! Yes, I wrote the Treasure Chest book and Illuminated Ink is one of our distributors. You’ll also see it at Emmanuel Books, Adoremus Books, Aquinas and More and Catholic Child. You can also order through me…and maybe we’ll even get to meet you at a Catholic conference coming up. Check out our other products too at http://www.ArmaDei.com
    If you decide to order through one of these companies…please let me know so that I can justify all the time I’m spending on this blog. =)

    I am considering these saints cards as another product…especially as my plans for the back of these saints cards are evolving! I’m really excited about part 2, but haven’t figured out how far to take it!
    Presenting these awesome parts of our Faith…is my favorite part of the design process! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

  12. wow Monica. what an awesome idea. you wrote the Treasure chest book?? I think I’ve seen that for sale somewhere. maybe at illuminated inc? tell us where we can buy your book. also, thanks for adding me to the lionk at I blog Jesus. I’m checking it out now.

  13. Oh my! These are so great! I would love to see the templates! What a great idea! Making 2 sets of each saint would make for a great Memory game by flipping over the saints and matching them up! The possibilities are endless with these! I’m really thinking you could mass produce these and market them! I could see them in Catholic homeschool catalogs and Catholic catalogs! Love it! Thanks for sharing on NOBH!

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