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Bottle Caps Crafts--Making Art With Bottle Caps

Updated on October 7, 2014

Crafting with Bottle Caps

Bottle caps crafts range from simple bottle cap necklaces or magnets to this grand lady shown here with bottle cap arms and legs.

I like using metal bottle caps in my crafts, but I've included some links to crafts using plastic bottle caps too, which are safer for little fingers to work with.

Making art with bottle caps is versatile, fun, and inexpensive. All sorts of crafts can be made with bottle caps:

- bottle cap mosaics

- bottle cap magnets and thumbtacks

- bottle cap jewelry like necklaces, earrings, and bracelets

- bottle cap murals

- bottle cap picture frames

So, the next time you pop open a cold one, instead of tossing the bottle cap in the trash, rinse it off and toss it in an empty jar or other handy place so you'll have a few bottle caps on hand when the crafting mood strikes.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Bottle Cap Projects - Easy Crafts That Are So Versatile

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This bottle cap magnet uses an old rusty bottle cap (for charm), wire (for hair), beads (for texture), paint (for a face), and a magnet (for stick-to-it-ive-ness). All photos by Peggy Hazelwood.Strand of bottle caps and beads to hang.Dog Magnet Set made with rusty, mangled, flat bottle caps.Wall hanging using a flattened tin lid, bottle cap, washer and beads and paper.Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps is for sale on Etsy. See link below.
This bottle cap magnet uses an old rusty bottle cap (for charm), wire (for hair), beads (for texture), paint (for a face), and a magnet (for stick-to-it-ive-ness). All photos by Peggy Hazelwood.
This bottle cap magnet uses an old rusty bottle cap (for charm), wire (for hair), beads (for texture), paint (for a face), and a magnet (for stick-to-it-ive-ness). All photos by Peggy Hazelwood.
Strand of bottle caps and beads to hang.
Strand of bottle caps and beads to hang.
Dog Magnet Set made with rusty, mangled, flat bottle caps.
Dog Magnet Set made with rusty, mangled, flat bottle caps.
Wall hanging using a flattened tin lid, bottle cap, washer and beads and paper.
Wall hanging using a flattened tin lid, bottle cap, washer and beads and paper.
Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps is for sale on Etsy. See link below.
Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps is for sale on Etsy. See link below.

New Bottle Caps Vs. Rusty Bottle Caps

Use old rusty bottle caps

or new bottle caps for your crafts.

They both are beautiful!

New Bottle Caps - for the sissy crafter, not that there's anything wrong with that!

New bottle caps have their good points. You don't have to wash them grime and dirt off them. They are shiny and new. And you can get crafting right quick!

Crafting with Bottle Caps - Bottlecaps are easy to work with.

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There are several ways to punch a hole in a bottle cap. One way is to use a nail and hammer. Place the nail on the inside of the bottle cap on the rim's flat edge (flat as it sits on a piece of wood). Hold the nail and hit the nail (not your fingeBottle caps with holes.A hole punch is easier than using a nail and hammer because there is just one tool to use.Place the point where you want the hole and push. A spring inside the hole punch pushes the punch into the metal making a hole.
There are several ways to punch a hole in a bottle cap. One way is to use a nail and hammer. Place the nail on the inside of the bottle cap on the rim's flat edge (flat as it sits on a piece of wood). Hold the nail and hit the nail (not your finge
There are several ways to punch a hole in a bottle cap. One way is to use a nail and hammer. Place the nail on the inside of the bottle cap on the rim's flat edge (flat as it sits on a piece of wood). Hold the nail and hit the nail (not your finge
Bottle caps with holes.
Bottle caps with holes.
A hole punch is easier than using a nail and hammer because there is just one tool to use.
A hole punch is easier than using a nail and hammer because there is just one tool to use.
Place the point where you want the hole and push. A spring inside the hole punch pushes the punch into the metal making a hole.
Place the point where you want the hole and push. A spring inside the hole punch pushes the punch into the metal making a hole.

Bottle Cap Crafts for Sale at Etsy - Buy a One-of-a-Kind Piece for a Special Gift

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Recycled beer bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller SassyBelleWares. See the link below to visit her Etsy shop.Recycled beer bottle cap and metal faucet handle necklace by SassyBelleWares on Etsy. See link below.St Patricks Day LUCKY bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller socreative605. See the link below.Iowa University Bottle Cap Picture Frame by PictureCaps on Etsy. See below for link.Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps on Etsy. See link below.
Recycled beer bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller SassyBelleWares. See the link below to visit her Etsy shop.
Recycled beer bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller SassyBelleWares. See the link below to visit her Etsy shop.
Recycled beer bottle cap and metal faucet handle necklace by SassyBelleWares on Etsy. See link below.
Recycled beer bottle cap and metal faucet handle necklace by SassyBelleWares on Etsy. See link below.
St Patricks Day LUCKY bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller socreative605. See the link below.
St Patricks Day LUCKY bottle cap necklace by Etsy seller socreative605. See the link below.
Iowa University Bottle Cap Picture Frame by PictureCaps on Etsy. See below for link.
Iowa University Bottle Cap Picture Frame by PictureCaps on Etsy. See below for link.
Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps on Etsy. See link below.
Angel, Queen of the Bottlecaps on Etsy. See link below.

Bottle Cap Crafts for Kids - Get ideas and begin crafting!

Bottle Cap Wind Chime

Bottle Cap Wind Chime
Bottle Cap Wind Chime

Plastic Bottle Cap Crafts - Plastic bottle caps work great for little crafters.

Start saving your plastic bottle caps. All of them from things like water bottles, food bottles and jars, laundry soap, and plastic lids like those on mayonnaise jars.

Craft Books Using Recycled Stuff - like bottle caps!

Find a use for all of your junk! These craft books are full of great ideas. And get creative. Use something you have on hand instead of buying an exact replica of supplies that are suggested.

Bottle Cap Queen

Bottle Cap Queen
Bottle Cap Queen

Play with Your Bottle Caps

To get new craft ideas, dump your bottle caps on the floor and start stacking them and laying them out. Something might just come to you.

Wax Flakes for Bottle Cap Candles - Make candles in bottle caps

See the link above to learn how to make candles that burn 1 to 1-1/2 hours in little bottle caps!

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I saw on Amazon that you can buy plain bottle caps. Won't have quite the quirkiness of the found ones. Fun ideas.

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      Great ideas to use bottle caps! That Grand Lady is a beaut!

    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      You have some really cool ideas here. I love it when people turn objects that we would normally throw away into art.

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      There are lots of clever bottle cap crafts, here! I'll never look at a bottle cap the same way, now!

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The bottle cap chimes are cool, but I love that awesome bottle cap lady too! :)

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