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  


10 comments on "Repurpose: Bottle-cap decorating ..."
  1. Absolutely love the tray and the back splash, looks stunning.

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  2. Oh I love all of these!! Some lovely ideas, I think I will try at home myself. Thanks for sharing all of these!

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    1. Thanks for looking - really glad you like the post! :)

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  3. sophia stone5/21/12, 12:04 PM

    These are beautiful! I have a bottle cap collection at home and my mom is really wanting me to make something of it. What did you use for the table to make the bottle caps stick?

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    1. Hi Sophia - glad you found inspiration here! If you click through to the tutorial for the serving tray (and the table), you can read about how to use "acrylic water" and/or resin. In both cases, the caps are positioned (you could use any good glue) and then literally embedded in resin or acrylic. This keeps them in place and makes the tray/table surface durable. Perhaps start with something small (like a tray or coasters) before you take on a table?

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  4. Thanks for featuring my bottle cap flower! you featured some other great projects too.

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  5. Is there a tutorial for the bottle lid art? A materials list? Love it!!!

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    1. Hi there! I'm not quite sure which picture you're referring to - perhaps the outdoor art? I have linked to the original source in every case ... many are tutorials but not all. Sorry!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the bottle liner bowl with your readers. Great round-up.

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