Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Repurpose: Bottle-cap decorating ...

Crafting with bottle caps has been done, done and done.  I know.  But they (the caps) still accumulate... especially if your preferred beverage comes from a brown bottle. Right?  So I am always interested in ways to repurpose them ... and this post focuses on home accessories / decor, v. the many necklace, earring and bracelet options out there. 

The amazing resin serving tray (above) got this post started.  I think it's genius and LOVE the color combination ... great tutorial overall from SomeWhatSimple.  14 more after the jump!

You can always count on Jessica from How About Orange for a classy version of .... everything.  Her mid-century take on bottle-cap magnets.

Bottle cap mosaic mirror ...I think it works because of the colors. 

Simple frame idea ... 

This bottle-cap backsplash has been ... er .... splashed all over the blogosphere for a reason.  It rocks.

Old coffee table gets a new life care of bottle-caps, resin and a great eye for design.

A lighter, brighter version of the bottle-cap table. Great tutorial care of My So Called Crafty Life

The image isn't great but I think this bottle-cap floor mosaic is really beautiful ... inspired by a Barney's window display.

If you are not averse to a little crochet, this is a sweet trivet tutorial

A little garden decor ... bottle-cap flowers care of ABirdInTheHand.

Simple, sweet bottle-cap flower idea ... an easy magnet or pin? 

Incredible bottle-cap windchime ... Via FontCrafts

Moving on to a few plastic cap ideas ... you have to see more images of this bottle-cap bowl created by Jessica at Zakka Life.  This is an actual tutorial ... how cool is that?

A bottle-cap lampshade?  I think this one works. 

Bottle-lid art ... this time, plastic soda bottle tops.  

And finally, a little outdoor art inspiration from the Racine Art Museum, Racine WI