How to Craft With Bottle Caps

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If you want to do something with used soda or beer bottle caps besides throw them away, consider using them to make a craft. There are far more crafts available for bottle caps besides hammering a row of them on to a belt. Display their kitschy charm, if you desire, by making crafts that display the original logo and label. Otherwise, create an image that you wish to display.

Things You'll Need

  • Bottle caps
  • Pot
  • Water
  • Tongs
  • Tweezers
  • Rubber mallet
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glaze or lacquer
  • Place the bottle caps in a pot of water over the stove.

  • Heat the water until it is boiling. After five minutes, remove from the heat.

  • Using tongs, lift the bottle caps out of the water.

  • Use tweezers to remove the rubber lining on the underside of the bottle caps.

  • Use a heavy rubber mallet to deliver even hits to both sides of the bottle cap until it is flat. Start with the cap positioned label-side down.

  • Take your decorative paper or picture and cut it into a circle to fit the underside of the cap. Be sure to make it small enough so you can still see the scalloped edges of the cap.

  • Glue the paper to the underside of the bottle cap.

  • Cover the cap with a coating of clear glaze or lacquer. Let dry for at least an hour until dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Glue on a thumb tack or a magnet to the back to create personalized versions of these. For pendants and other jewelry purposes, drill a hole into the cap.
  • Twist-off bottle caps are better than the non-twist-off varieties for crafts since they won't be bent after you remove them from the bottle.
  • Be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp edges of the bottle cap.

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