Create Superhero Wall Decor Using Paint Can Lids

INSIDE: How to create superhero wall decor using paint can lids. Perfect for gallery wall.

DIY superhero gallery wall using paint can lid superhero emblems | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comSometimes the strangest things can make for the most interesting decor. Case in point, paint can lids. Clean, of course. Who would’ve thought they’d make for some perfect superhero emblems?

My husband for one. He’s the family’s resident go-to for which superhero has what power, which one’s the ‘bad guy’ and ‘are they all friends’. You know, the typical questions a super curious 4 year old will ask while his superhero clueless mom quietly wonders the same thing.


Join me as we continue to create a superhero-themed room for said preschooler, sparked by my husband’s inheritance of a box of not-going-to-make-us-wealthy old comic books.

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superhero wall decor with paint can lid emblems

Did you know you can pick up clean, unused paint can lids at a paint store? You can! Of course, you may have to buy both the lid + can just to get the lid. So now I have five paint cans sitting in my garage that I didn’t need but for a $1.50 purchase, this is a palatable deal.

Grab your paint can lids and start superhero-ing!

How to make superhero gallery wall using paint can lids

– Clean paint can lids (This is what I used)
– Free downloadable superhero emblems (I used these)
Mod Podge + brush
– Colorful scrapbook paper
– Plastic spatula (I used something like this)
Triangle Hangers (small)
Gorilla Glue

DIY Superhero Gallery Wall Decor

Super Strength Step #1:
You will use the outside of the paint can lid. Measure the circumference of the inside circle, aka: the round flat top part. (Mine measured 5.5″.)
DIY Thrifty Superhero Paint Can Lid Emblems Wall Decor
As Fast As Lightening Step #2:
Download the free round superhero emblems, or create your own if you’re a graphic designer whiz. Since I can’t even pretend to be, I went the freebie route. I then imported them into an editing program and re-sized to fit the paint can lid.

WONDERful Step #3:
Print out and cut emblems to size. If the emblems don’t fill the space or are not shaped round (i.e. Superman, Batman), cut a circle from colorful scrapbook paper to serve as your background. You will place the super emblem on top of the scrapbook paper.
DIY Thrifty Superhero Paint Can Lid Emblems Wall Decor
Super Human Step #4:
Apply a ring of Mod Podge to paint can lid. Apply the paper emblem on top of the glue. Use your plastic spatula to gently press away any bubbles or wrinkles.
DIY Thrifty Superhero Paint Can Lid Emblems Wall Decor
Friendly Tip: Don’t cover the entire lid with Mod Podge, as I did on my first emblem. It’ll cause too many unmanageable wrinkles once the paper is applied and then, well, you’re up a super creek.

Spidey Sense Step #5:
To hang, simply use Gorilla Glue to adhere a small triangle hanger hook to the backside of the lid. Once dry, hang.
DIY Superhero Paint Can Lid Emblem

DIY Superhero Home Decor

DIY superhero gallery wall using paint can lid superhero emblems | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

DIY Superhero Paint Can Lid Emblem
Super decorators assemble! You don’t need superhuman skill to create super awesome decor.

At the end of the day, always remember… Truth, Justice and Thrifty Superhero Wall Decor.

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25 thoughts on “Create Superhero Wall Decor Using Paint Can Lids

  1. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories says:

    This is an adorable and creative idea. We have a bunch of paint cans we need to get rid of and my youngest has the Justice League my husband painted on one wall, these would go great on the other. Stopping by from SITSBlogging and hope you linkup with us at our Small Victories Sunday Linkup, open all week long!

  2. Christin says:

    Hi! I am one of the hostesses of the Talented Tuesday link up party. I featured this post on my site in this past week’s edition! See the post tomorrow at 9AM Central Time and don’t forget to grab a button from my sidebar when you head over there. I love all of these ideas!! Keep up the good work!

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thanks! I actually made that superhero brother print. Think I saw something with that phrase online so I just created the print.

  3. Teresa says:

    What a lovely idea! I’m wondering if I could do this with a girl theme too…Maybe Disney Princesses? Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

  4. Kim~madeinaday says:

    These are adorable! Clever using paint can lids! Stopping by to let you know you are being featured on Friday’s P3 Party post! Have a great week! Thanks for pinning!
    Best,
    Kim

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