A few months ago, I mounted a household campaign to save all of the bottlecaps we twist off of our beverages! I didn’t know exactly what I would do with them at first, but I just couldn’t resist amassing a large collection of colorful tin. Now that I have a sizeable sack of caps, I have been playing around with different usages. Get ready for a slew of bottlecap related posts! Today, I am going to show you how to make a bottlecap ring using almost all recycled materials!
For this project you will need the following materials:
-a magazine, photo or drawing to cut up
-key ring, wire or a ring you no longer wear
-glue (or crafting glaze)
Step 1: Trace the outline of a bottlecap onto a scrap piece of paper.
Step 2: Cut out your circle template.
Step 3: Find an image you would like to place inside your bottlecap ring. I looked inside magazines for mine, but yours could come from anywhere. You could even draw it yourself! Trace your template around your desired image.
Step 4: Cut out the circle around your image. I found a bunch of cool images but in the photo below I’m cutting out a cool old postage stamp.
Step 5: Dab some glue on the back of the circle and glue it face-up on the inside of the bottlecap.
Step 6: Dab and spread around some glaze on top of the image as well to make it nice and shiny
Step 7: Wait for the glue to dry and then use pliers to clamp down the serrated edges of the bottlecap. For this one, I chose a bottlecap that would match the cool red robot image inside.
Step 8: Flip the bottle cap over and tape the ring down in the center with some duct tape.
Step 9: Slip the ring on your finger and admire your handy work! I chose a lovely picture of Audrey Hepburn for my final ring. This is a very versatile project because you can make as many rings as you want and have one to match every outfit! 😀