Monday, June 25, 2012

Using Bottle Caps

Summer is here and with it more people will be drinking out of bottles with twist off caps. Some of those bottle caps will be metal. It is true you can buy bottle caps in craft stores but why put out the money when you can have them for the cost of whatever is in the bottle. If you are not too bashful you can ask your friends and neighbors to save them for you.

Bottle caps can be decorated in many ways. Word stickers may fit on them. You can cut circles out of fancy paper. I did a print and cut of an image for the one I used. You can spray paint them. Maybe with a glitter spray. The possibilities are endless.

Here is the card I came up with: (My camera is being wonky again. The petals are curled up. Click image to enlarge.)

The image was glued on  the bottle cap using Beacon 3-in-1 glue. It did slide a little bit when I was positioning it. I was worried it might not stick on there but it is down tight.  The bottle cap is attached to the flower with a couple of pop dots stacked.

The flower is a free studio file. I just deleted the center in order to have it solid. It is heat emboss with silver. I decided to go with silver since the edge of the bottle cap is silver.

The panel is a rectangle that Cameron cut out and I used my decorative edger ruler for the two edges. I'm a loving that ruler. I tore the paper slowly to get a more rustic look.

The panel was an experiment. I saw in a book where a woman used the mini egg shape ink pads and rubbed them over the paper in a design. I didn't have any of those but do have square chalk ink pads. Decided to see what I could do with those. It was so much fun that now I want to buy a bunch of those mini egg shape ink pads.

She stamped  with silver ink an image over the design but my silver ink pad is dead. I played with different inks on a scrap piece that I had played with the chalk inks and decided to use my purple solvent ink. After all just because you see something on a blog, in a magazine or book doesn't mean you have to copy exactly.

I hope I have inspired you to use those twist off bottle caps instead of tossing them in the garbage. Of course if you don't want to use them crafting you can always send them my way.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back. I think I have figured out how to make a tab card cutting file now. If so I will share a card as well as directions of how to make your own with or without a cutting machine.

Wishing you happy Frugal crafting till we meet again!


  1. Hi Myoriah. Fabby embossing for your flower. Very effective.
    Tine (Addie24)

  2. Ooolala Myoriah! your flower looks totally metal I really like this look. Thank you for sharing.

  3. You are indeed the queen of frugal. I LOVE what you did with the bottle top. The metal look is so in. TFS.


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