Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fun With Bottlecaps

I really just cannot believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. The time just seems to fly by! I think that time hyper speeds from Halloween to New Year's! I won't be getting another Thanksgiving tablescape posted, there's just not enough time {but I can't wait to start the Christmas series}, but I did want to show you some projects that I've been working on and some additions to the Shop.

You might remember this past summer, when I created my bottle cap serving tray. Well the collecting of bottle caps has been an on going thing and I have been creating some fun {and smaller} projects using bottle caps. If you are interested in learning how to make any of these, let me know in the comments, I can certainly do a tutorial. These bottle cap gift tags are listed in my Etsy Shop. They are the large version and come in a set of six. I envision them on a package, or even at a place setting.

I love using the bright vivid colors of Christmas with things like craft paper and and jute twine. The bottle caps are painted, bright red and green and white
Some of them are embellished with snowflakes and buttons, and a little circle of paper. These are the smaller version, and they are the Shop too, click here.
My burlap gingerbread men are listed in the shop again this year and I've added a wooden version too (pictured below).
I have always love wrapping gifts. Is that weird? I just love all the details that can be added to the packaging, really just completing the gift from inside.

This bottle cap garland is hanging in the kitchen , hopefully, I'll get some pictures of what decorating I've done so far, so the Christmas inspiration can begin!

This ornament was an experiment. I wasn't sure if it was going to work out or not, but I gave it a try. I've deemed it The Bottle Cap Wreath. Really? Yes, I'm clever like that. It's about 6 inches round, it might appear to be bigger, but it's really not. Getting jiggy with the Martha Stewart tinsel glitter, love this stuff! I think I will have to try the flocking sometime too!

I am also working on a couple of bottle cap Christmas trees, little ones, I'm still working on it though.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and an apology of the incessant use of bottle caps in this post! :) After rereading it, I said bottle cap a lot!! :) I hope you are inspired!

I wish each one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope you are spending it with family and friends!
P.S. Eat plenty of turkey and pumpkin pie!!



  1. This is such a great original idea.You did it with feeling for details.
    Love it!
    Hugs from Germany.

  2. Love Love Love the garland and the little tags. Too Cute!

  3. How do you keep them from not being bent? Love the tags! Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. These are wonderful ideas. Love it!! It's on my list.

  5. Lori, some of then are, but the button covers the indents. Others, like on the wreath are twist top caps. It's ok to me if they aren't perfect. :)

  6. SO cute! I love all of the little bottle cap creations but that wreath is my fave! Love it :)

  7. only you can make this kind of magic!

  8. These are so cute! I love the tags and the garland!

  9. these designs are all so adorable! Thanks for showing them.

  10. Michelle - These are adorable! I am still trying to collect bottle caps for a tray =) Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn


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