Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bottle Cap Cutes!

A quick and easy way to use up those old bottle caps! Cute as table "confetti" or embellishments on gifts! I'm sure you could find other uses for them, too.
Alrighty folks. Here's whatcha need:
Bottle caps! Glue gun, hemp-ish twine stuff (I have no idea what it's really called), permanent markers and pages with text. Oh, and scissors would be nice, too. Unless you want to try cutting the twine with your teeth. Good luck with that. The first step is to lightly coat the end of the twine, to prevent unruly fraying. Like so:
You will have to do the same thing with the other end once you're done spiraling it and it's cut. To start your spiral, begin in the middle of the bottle cap with a small bead of glue:
And now for the fun part... Decorating it to your taste! The possibilities are limitless when it comes to decorating them, but these are my favorite ways (after trying many, many things). Simple little hearts.
Or a wreath of torn (not cut) words from a book or magazine. (Again, I used Hardy Boys since there are so many at hand).
Voila! So cute, right??? They look very cute and classy with fan-flowers, too. Check it out:


  1. These are so cute! I love that you're making a blog of all your stuff :)

  2. Thanks Hilary! I'm excited about it! Hopefully some of it will be useful to others:)

  3. What a fun way to re-use something that 99.9% of the population just throws away!