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Decorate some bottle caps to use for a variety of things!!
I'd seen some decorated bottle caps around and decided to try my own!! This is just my way of doing it...

Posted by Siany from Roma, Queensland, Australia • Published See Siany 's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heres what you'll need:

    -Some clean bottlecaps (I bought mine from the supermarket)

    -Clear drying glue (I used 'Inksentials Glossy Accents' but I guess PVA etc would work too!)

    -pretty scrap paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers etc

    -sticker letters (or handcut letters)

    -other small things to decorate eg buttons, bling, stickers, lace, ribbon etc

    -scissors

    -a pen/pencil

    -a circle punch (optional)

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace rough circles onto the BACK of your paper.

    (If you have a circle punch, this is where it comes in very handy!!)

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roughly cut the circles out - it doesn't matter too much if they're a bit dodgy.

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the circles inside the bottlecap. They dont need to be stuck down as the glue will later hold them in place.

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start arranging other bits and pieces on top. You can layer them up, just make sure they don't rise too high.

    This is where you'll add buttons, lace, paperclips, photos, letters, chipboard, fabrics - the possibilites are endless!!

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your glue (whichever youve decided to use).

    This one is great as it has a very fine nib...

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Squeeze the glue into the bottlecaps. I start around the edges and make sure its completely sealed, and then I fill the centre. Try not to lift the glue and start again as it tends to make air bubbles.

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is what they will look like, completely covered.

    Allow them to dry until completely clear and solid. My glue only takes about 2 hours.

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 9
    Step 9

    And here are some that have dried! I spelt out my friends name and I plan to make a wall hanging for her.

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 10
    Step 10

    My friends initials - these have a nice texture as Ive used lace, buttons and some bling!!

  • How to make a bottle cap pendant. Bottlecap Fun! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here I painted a frame and then glued strips of patterned paper to it. I coated it in a gloss to give some shine.

    The bottlecaps spell out my name and I just superglued them to the centre of the frame!! It now hangs on the wall in my art room!

  • Step 12

    Thanks for looking! Hope you like it!!

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onyxdoll
onyxdoll · 2 projects
These look so vintage. Love em!
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Jill T.
Jill T. · Sacramento, California, US · 7 projects
These are really cute. More Christmas gift ideas! Love it.
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Cyanide Sweetheart
Cyanide Sweetheart · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 23 projects
How fun! I just made some last night and now I see your tutorial! I love the uses of the Glossy Accents, although I usually set my projects to cure overnight (sometimes after a few hours they are still tacky)
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PirateNicky
PirateNicky · Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 1 project
Love it! Great tutorial. Can't wait to get my stuff together and make it!
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Alice
Alice · Poland, Ohio, US
wow, i love this <3
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lena
lena · Richmond, Virginia, US · 2 projects
what an awesome idea!
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Dee S.
Dee S. · London, GB · 41 projects
I love this. It must be a sign, I've just finished cleaning the bottle caps I collected. I'm going to get off my back side and go punch/flatten them. Got ideas for a necklace, watch this space.
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Jen G.
Jen G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
so cute.. i just wanted to let you know that if you trace a quarter it fits inside the bottle cap. you sometimes need to cut it down a little but it is a good guide.
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goldielocks .
goldielocks . · New York, New York, US · 3 projects
i love them they r so kwel
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goldielocks .
goldielocks . · New York, New York, US · 3 projects
i love them they r so kwel
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