Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fancy Caps

I am so excited to share this craft with you! GB and I've been working towards this craft for quite awhile. 

I saw this great idea on Sweet Something Designs a long time ago. 

For months GB and I have been saving bottle caps for this craft. We found ourselves pocketing beer caps at parties and at bars. Now it's become habit. I had so many caps leftover after this craft - my head is spinning with other options. 

The blogger is crazy serious and pours acrylic water (check out her blog post to learn about that.) I decided to be a little less serious.

I started by gathering all of our beer caps. 



I found this great condiment tray from Joann's. (I was thrilled when it was 60% off and I had a 20% off total purchased coupon. Big savings get me high,) 


I removed the condiment dishes and lined bottle caps throughout the tray. 


Next I separated the caps evenly in 4 groups. 


Then I spray painted each group. 


I had to spray two coats - the paint didn't adhere the first go around completely. 



After an hour or so the caps were ready.  


I lined the caps up in the tray determining whether to use a pattern or not. I was able to line the caps without a specific pattern. I loved the non-pattern. 


Next, I add hot glue to two sides of the cap. 


The glue dried fast so I had to place the caps quickly. 


Ta-da!


I'm not sure if this will be a permanent fixture in the kitchen - but I absolutely love my little tray! 



This was a very easy craft! If you create this fun look - don't forget to tell me all about it! 

2 comments:

  1. Super cute! I was getting ready to make this and realized I had dumped my bottle cap stash. Now to start over. Sigh.

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  2. you can also get beer caps from bars and restaurants that sell beer.. they will save them for you if you ask!

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