Are you feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of turning old bottle caps into all different kinds of awesome DIY projects? Check out these 15 ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
Great Bottle Cap Crafts
If we’re being honest with you, we’re the kind of avid crafters who collect little bits and pieces as we go about our day, stuffing them in our pockets if we think it might be something that looks neat and like we could use it to make a craft in the future.
It might be a paper restaurant placemat we thought was pretty, a bead we found on the sidewalk, or the ribbon off a gift someone gave us; our craft supplies mentality is truly the definition of the old saying “waste not, want not”. There are some things, however, that we’ve long been stashing away and now have a rather large collection of that we can’t help feeling we should probably start using up.
Bottle caps are a great example! We’ve got so many set aside now that we’ve started keeping our eyes a little extra peeled for crafting tutorials that use bottle caps so we can finally start transforming the ones we’ve held onto into awesome DIY things.
1. Pretty resin bottle caps
If you’ve never tried making resin crafts before than we’re sorry to have to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! We’d suggest remedying that situation right now by giving these lovely little resin bottle caps featured on Resin Crafts a try.
They show you how to seal a photo or pretty piece of paper behind the resin on the bottle cap’s surface and give you all kinds of suggestions as to what you can turn your dried bottle caps into, like fridge magnets or keychains!
2. Cute beaded pill case from plastic bottle caps
Have you actually saved other kinds of bottle caps too and not just the metal ones that come on glass beer and soda bottles? Well, if you have the screw top time from plastic bottles or water or pop and you can find some ribbon and a few beads, then you have almost everything you need to make this adorable little travel sized pill case that WikiHow outlines nice and clearly!
3. DIY bottle cap serving tray
Do you actually have quite an eclectic bottle cap collection and you’re doing your best to try and find a project that lets you display the different brand art on the tops in a unique way? Then maybe you’ll appreciate this awesome bottle cap mosaic serving tray from Addicted 2 DIY!
They show you how to glue the caps down all fit together and seal them in place with a little more resin pouring than you saw above.
4. DIY bottle cap coasters
if you’re going to make something out of beer bottle caps (because that’s what you’ve collected the most of), would you actually rather make something that relates to the world of beer and your enjoyment of the beverage too?
Then we’re pretty sure this next tutorial from Snapguide has precisely the kind of project you’re looking for! Their page gives you all the info you need to make a set of these beer top drink coasters for yourself.
5. DIY bottle cap tabletop
Are you actually so in love with the idea of putting all of your bottle caps on display that you’d like an even bigger statement piece than anything you’ve seen on our list so far, just to catch the eye of visitors and show off your handiwork?
Then we’re pretty sure this awesome bottle cap tabletop project, outlined in detail on My So Called Crafty Life, will be right up your alley.
6. DIY bottle cap earrings
Are you actually such a big fan of the way bottle caps look when they’re upcycled that you can’t help feeling like you’d actually wear them to show off their charm all day long if you could? Well, believe it or not, you actually can! We’d absolutely suggest taking a closer look at how WikiHow outlines the process for turning two bottle caps into fun dangling earrings.
7. DIY bottle cap fridge magnets
Are you feeling rather intent on the idea of upcycling your old bottle caps but you’re also a bit of a beginner when it comes to crafting, so you’re looking for something that’s very simple indeed? Then perhaps you’d get along quite well with something like these quick and easy bottle cap fridge magnets that Resalvaged is here to teach you all about!
8. DIY bottle cap fishing lures
In addition to being an avid crafter are you also a very outdoorsy person who loves to do things like hiking and camping? Well, if you also like fishing the we have a feeling you’re going to adore this next idea from 2 Little Hooligans! Their tutorial teaches you nice and clearly how to make awesome quality fishing lures from hammered and curled bottle caps in just a few simple steps.
9. DIY sequin bottle cap necklace
Did we really pique your interest when we started talking about the idea of wearing bottle caps like jewelry but you don’t have your ears pierced or you’ve simply never been one for dangly earrings? Then perhaps you’d prefer to wear a necklace instead! We’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Crafts Unleashed made this adorable bottle cap necklace pendant filled with sequins.
10. DIY bottle cap wind chimes
Are you actually scrolling through our list looking for a fun idea that your kids can get in on and will enjoy helping you make and display, but you’d prefer something a little more colourful and whimsical than anything you’ve seen so far? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails made these adorable and very cheerful looking bottle cap wind chimes using a branch as the base and bells for nice sounds!
11. Bottle cap wreath
If you’ve ever loved funny, kitschy door wreaths even half as much as we do then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll find this next idea from Make Something Mondays a whole lot of fun!
Using a foam wreath base like the kind you’d find at your local craft store, they teach you how to make a whole ring of bottle caps that will greet guests with craftiness right away, before they’re even off your porch.
12. Bottle cap candles
Are you the kind of cozy homebody who adores covering your whole personal space with candles because you find their soft glow relaxing and you just can’t get enough of them, since they come in all different shapes, colours, and sizes?
Well, that might not seem like something you can combine with your love of bottle caps, but Craftaholics Anonymous is here to show you that is actually is! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these funny little bottle cap candles were made.
13. Bottle cap checkers game with a DIY canvas board
Are the crafts that usually do the best in your family always the ones that have some kind of play value after you’re done making them, especially when your kids are involved, because then you get double the entertainment value? Then we’re pretty sure that this super cute checker board set with bottle cap pieces will be the perfect project for you. Get the full details for trying it our yourself on Martha Stewart.
14. Bottle cap spring garden art
Just in case you liked the idea of making something with your kids that you can put out in your garden but you’d like to create more than one project along that vein if you can, here’s something really cute to compliment the wind chimes we showed you earlier!
Suburbia Unwrapped is here to teach you step by step how to make these adorable bottle cap flower pieces of garden art that will help keep things bright until your natural flowers bloom in the spring.
15. Monogram bottle cap keychain
Are you still thinking about how much you actually liked the idea of covering some kind of central inset with resin on the underside of your bottle cap but you just haven’t see the idea that has you quite convinced yet? Then here’s one last alternative for your consideration before we sign off for the day!
Check out how I Made This… And That Too created an adorable monogram keychain using just the fun techniques we just discussed.
Have you made other awesome things from bottle caps before that you were very happy with indeed and had fun doing but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!