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    Bottle Cap crafts

    Bottle Cap Brooch

    Instructions to make a unique brooch using a bottle cap, submitted by Christina Panczyk.


    Materials Needed:

    Pin back (1 1/2")--(make sure pin back is at least 1/4" smaller than bottle cap base.)
    Acid-free adhesive glue that dries hard and clear
    Acid-free hard paper (Multimedia Art Board)
    Small paint brush
    Decorative paper (acid-free)
    Found bottle cap (metal juice bottle cap approx 1 3/4" in diameter/dented and rusty makes for a more interesting jewelry design!)
    Variety of beads (glass, wooden, ceramic)
    Gold acrylic paint
    High gloss spray paint or gloss medium
    Plastic clothes pins to use as clamps to hold glued pieces together

    Instructions:

    1. Take a clean metal bottle cap and coat it with acrylic gold paint. Cover only the parts of the brooch that will show in the finished design. Let the coated bottle cap dry.

    2. Cut a piece of hard paper in a round shape the same size of the bottle cap. Set aside.

    3. Cut a piece of decorative paper the same size as your round piece of hard paper--glue the two pieces together. (Makes an attractive back for the brooch design.)

    4. Glue the gold painted bottle cap to the the hard round piece of art board (back to back--bottle cap underside adheres to the plain hard paper side of hard paper base). Use plastic clothes pins to hold the pieces together until glue dries.

    5. Pour a small amount of glue in the center of the front of the brooch. (the front center of the metal bottle cap should be slightly concave.)

    6. Sprinkle some beads into the pool of glue. (I use multicolored glass beads for my brooch design,but, you could use a variety of shapes and sizes)

    7. Let the glued beads dry completely. It is important to use glue that dries hard and clear.)

    8. After the brooch is completely dry, glue a pin back to the backside of brooch--about a third down from the top of the back of brooch. Let the glued pin back dry completely.

    9. In a well-ventilated area, spray the front and back of brooch with a high gloss acrylic spray. Or, you can coat the front and back of brooch with gloss medium. Let the brooch dry.

    10. Wear proudly! This brooch makes a great handcrafted gift.

    - See a larger photo of this craft completed by Christina Panczyk.
    http://z.about.com/d/familycrafts/1/...risbrooch3.jpg


    http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/mis...isbottleca.htm



    Bottle Cap Necklace
    Bottle cap art is the coolest trend around! Make a necklace from the cap of your favorite soft drink.




    You Need:

    1 Yard #20 Hemp
    Wooden Beads
    Small Split Ring
    Ultimate Craft Glue, Low Temp Glue Gun, or Tacky Glue
    Bottle Cap
    Scissors
    Instructions:

    Cut hemp into two 18" pieces. Fold in half and half hitch to a split ring by placing the folded end down through the ring and drawing the cord ends down through the folded end loop. Diagram at right shows how a split ring will look with cord half hitched to it. Half hitch the second cord on the ring. Adjust so cords are opposite each other. Glue the ring inside your bottle cap making sure the lettering is reading correctly. String a couple of beads on each side.

    Tie with a bow a the back of your neck so the necklace can be removed.


    Diagram at right shows how a split ring will look with cord half hitched to it.
    http://www.makingfriends.com/images/halfhitch.gif



    Bottle Cap Earrings

    you need :
    cotton swab
    rubbing alcohol
    2 bottle caps from glass bottles
    jump rings
    2 earwires
    craft drill
    medium craft drill bit
    craft pliers

    These bottle cap earrings are a great recycled craft project and allows you to use interesting bottle caps and turn them into bottle cap crafts.

    1. Using the cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, clean off all of the bottle caps.

    2. Next, use your craft drill and drill a hole through a bottle cap. Start at the back of the bottle cap, under the ridge, and drill all the way through. You will have to use some pressure.

    3. Slip a jump ring through the hole and close it with the craft pliers.

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other bottle cap.

    5. Make a chain of jump rings as long as you like and attach it to the jump ring you put through the bottle cap. This will be the length of your earrings. Make sure to close all of your jump rings!

    6. Attach an earwire to the last jump ring on each chain.

    You're finished...



    http://www.craftbits.com/images/2021...ture%20052.jpg

    http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=2021

    Bottle Beings
    Raid your recycling bin and scare up a cast of extraterrestrial characters.

    http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/cr...s/goofball.jpg



    CRAFT MATERIALS:
    Plastic beads
    Pinto beans
    Pennies
    Colored sand
    Bottles
    Craft knife
    Mini sponge ball or foam football
    Acrylic paints
    Tacky glue
    Bottle caps
    Buttons
    Mini ball
    Golf tees
    Plastic forks
    Colored craft wire or pipe cleaners
    Pencil
    Craft foam or felt
    Packing tape or duct tape

    Time needed: Under 1 Hour

    1. Fill your bottles with plastic beads, pennies, pinto beans, or colored sand.

    2. For the head, use a craft knife (adults only) to cut a hole in a small ball (a mini sponge ball or foam football) large enough to fit over the cap of the bottle body it goes with. Pull the out a small amount of the inner foam once you cut the opening.

    3. Add the facial features with acrylic paints, or use tacky glue to attatch bottle-cap or button eyes. For a bug-eyed effect, try cutting a mini ball in half.

    4. For hair, make holes in the ball and insert golf tees or plastic forks ( you may need to trim the fork handles to half their length first).

    5. Add ears by partially inserting plastic milk jug caps into slits cut into the sides of the ball.

    6. For arms, curl colored craft wire (or a pipe cleaner) around a pencil. Then use a strip of packing or duct tape to attatch the center of the curled wire to the back of the bottle.

    7. Cut out hands from craft foam or felt, and glue or tape them to the ends of the wire.

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    Brooches to Brag About
    Who needs to show off diamonds when you've got heirloom jewels like these? When my kids each gave one to their great-grandmother to wear on her coat, she was thrilled. Now she has the excuse she needed to talk about her great-grandchildren.


    MATERIALS
    Bottle cap
    Needle-nose pliers
    Pin backing (available at craft stores)
    Photo
    White glue or clear glaze (available at craft stores)

    To make your pin, use needle-nose pliers to bend out and flatten the rim of a bottle cap. Then your children can glue a pin backing to the cap. Let them decorate the inside edge of the cap--my kids colored it with nail polish and glued on glitter. Then they can trace a quarter around a photo of their choice and cut it out. The next step is to glue the picture in the center of the bottle cap and coat it with clear glaze or white glue that dries clear.



    http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...f117gift7.html



    Bottle Cap Lady Bug Craft
    What a cute lady bug crawling up the plant leaf. This project is not only fun but is also a good way for kids to recycle bottle caps that may have otherwise landed in the rubbish bin. Perhaps kids can create a set of these as table decorations for a spring fest, use them to decorate packages or cards or even create other types of bugs to compliment this bug.

    For this project you will need:

    - bottle cap
    - acrylic paints in red, black and white
    - paint brushes
    - toothpick

    Instructions:

    1. Completely paint the bottle cap with black acrylic paint. Once dry and if necessary, paint it again and let it completely dry before continuing.
    2. Now about 1/5th down from one side, paint 2 red halves, leaving a black line down the middle of the lady bug that gets wider at the bottom.
    3. Dip the end of a paint brush in black paint and dot black spots on both wing sections once the red paint is dry.
    4. Take a toothpick and dip it into white paint. Dot 2 eyes on the top black section to resemble eyes.



    http://www.craftideas.info/html/bott...ady_bug_b.html



    Bottle Cap Photo Magnets

    Bottle Caps
    Pictures
    Glue
    Pen
    Circle Stencil
    Magnets

    HOW-TO:

    1. Using a circle stencil (I have one with all different size circles and I always use it...good investment!) measure what size picture would work best in your bottle cap.

    2. Size the pictures on your computer to fit your bottle cap.

    3. Print the pictures

    4. Using your stencil, place it on top of the picture and trace the circle. Cut out.

    5. Glue your photo into the inside of your bottle cap.

    6. On the back, using a strong adhesive like Krazy Glue, adhere the magnet to the bottle cap.

    7. Voila! You are done.

    Don't want to use photos? How about some leftover scrapbook paper!?! Enjoy this green-friendly project (we are RE-USING the bottle caps) and display photos of the little munchkin that sometimes just makes you crave that cold rootbeer and hope for a new beginning tomorrow!

    Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!



    http://www.inspiremecrafts.com/inspi...make-it-b.html




    Bottle cap pendant
    by Jamie Dobbs on Mar 13th 2008 : A cool item I've seen around craft fairs lately is bottle cap jewelry. It's really simple to create. It can be time-consuming, though, especially if you're an instant-gratification crafter like me.

    You'll need a few different materials. You can purchase unused bottle caps on the internet, or in your local craft store.[/i]

    You'll also need:

    A 1" circle hole punch
    An image to punch out: I like using trading cards, magazines, comics, or just neatly designed paper
    White craft glue
    Resin or glaze
    A jump ring
    Pliers to attach the ring with
    Either a small nail and hammer, a dremel, or a drill.

    Instructions :

    Turn your bottle cap upside down. In one of the crevices, drill a small hole (or create a hole using the hammer and small nail).

    Attach the jump ring.

    Using the 1" circle hole punch, punch out your desired image.

    Glue the image to the inside of the bottle cap using white glue. Allow this to dry 24 hours.

    Once your image is securely glued and dried, pour the resin or glaze over the top of the image, making sure to seal it completely. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. If any air bubbles surface, be sure to pop them with a straight pin!

    You can use this same technique to make earrings, barrettes, or even magnets. You can pick up earring and barrette parts, or self-adhesive magnets, at just about any craft store.

    ( For a somewhat similar project, see our previous post about glass marble magnets.
    http://www.diylife.com/2007/09/13/ma...glass-marbles/ )

    http://www.diylife.com/2008/03/13/ho...e-cap-pendant/


    This image combines the pendant and glass marbles :


    http://www.greatgreengoods.com/wp-co...xn45483933.jpg



    Ladybug Locket

    Two metal soda pop bottle caps
    Red and black acrylic paint
    Paint brush
    Scrap of red felt 2 and 1/2 inches by 3 inches.
    Hot glue & hot glue gun
    28 inches of vinyl lacing
    Picture
    White glue
    Scissors
    Directions:
    Paint the tops of bottle caps red. When dry, use black paint to add dots & other ladybug markings to one of the bottle cap tops. Use hot glue to glue felt to the inside of bottle caps. Glue one bottle cap to each 2 and 1/2 inch end. Carefully trim extra felt away from caps, leaving a 1/2 inch strip of felt between the two caps. Fold felt strip in half, so the insides of bottle caps are facing each other. Place a dot of hot glue on the inside fold line then attach vinyl lacing at center of lacing length. When hot glue is dry, knot the lacing ends together. With white glue, glue pictures to the inside of bottle caps.



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    How to Recycle Metal Bottle Caps with Crafts, Games, and Other Activities

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2352926_caps...ctivities.html


    More ideas : http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2009/...treme-edition/
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    How to Make a Bottle Cap Belt
    Making a belt out of bottle caps from glass beer or soda pop bottles is an easy way to recycle while creating an artistic, wearable belt. This bottle cap masterpiece can be made to fit any size in less than one hour.

    Difficulty: Moderately Easy

    You'll Need:

    Bottle caps
    Ice pick, small drill bit or sharp knife
    1/2-inch metal links
    Pliers
    Belt buckle or clasp

    Step 1: Gather the bottle caps. You need enough caps to reach around your waist. If you need more caps, ask friends for some or visit a bar and ask for their stash of bottle caps.

    Step 2 : Poke 2 holes in the edges of the bottle caps with an ice pick, drill bit or small knife. The holes need to be directly across from each other.

    Step 3 : Connect the bottle caps with metal links. Slide the links into the holes and use the pliers to tighten the links together. Link the different bottle caps randomly or make a specific design around the belt. More links can be used if you do not have enough bottle caps.

    Step 4 : Attach the belt buckle or clasp to the belt when you reach the end. Add 2 extra links to the last bottle cap on each side of the belt in order to attach the buckle or clasp.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2079411_make...-cap-belt.html
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