Sunday, June 6, 2010

Altered Bottle Caps

I got this idea from easy peasy grandma blog, the girls showed how they make jewelry from bottle caps. I wanted to use them as danglers on mini albums.

Here are some I made today just messing around with the idea. (sorry the pictures are poor quality - must be the night time using my poor lighting in my craft room)
I'll keep in my stash perhaps to hang off an album ring with fancy ribbon or yarn.
As mentioned in the article above blog, they used a quarter as a guide to cut the paper, I happened to have a 1" circle punch from Creative Memories which was easier than tracing and cutting.
I added some glitter on top of the designer paper from SU and then Mod Podge over it. (You can't see the glitter - prettier in person)

The next one I glued down the DSP from SU and added the dragonfly charm (from Hirschberg Schulz & Co, (I bought these at Micheal's clearance section some time ago - 12 for 1.99 USD.)) covered all of it with Mod Podge. (This is my favorite)

The last one I added a flower bead and added frosted seed beads and seals it with Mod Podge. (I may be tossing this one in the trash!)

You can add buttons, stamp images, photos. The ideas are endless! I will be getting some unused bottle caps and will be making more. (My BIL has some from a local brewery)

FYI I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the hole on the side, you can use a nail and a hammer as well. Then slip a jump ring through the loop and use for whatever


Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Those are so cute!!! Clever idea!