Welcome to bottle cap bracelet day! This craft is awesome because it uses recycled materials and it is completely customizable to match your outfit, your mood or even your favorite cat.
Total Craft Time: About an hour
– 7 or 8 bottle caps depending on the thickness of your wrist
– 7 or 8 bottle cap sized images
-hot glue gun
– 8″ of 1″ ribbon
– 1″ x 1/2″ square of velcro (both sticky and non-sticky side)
I made a little template by tracing a bottle cap and then I started tracing circles around all the tasty treats.
I then cut out the circles, glued them inside bottle caps and painted a layer of craft lacquer on top to give the cupcakes a nice sheen. After it dried, I used pliers to clamp down the edges and the freshly pressed treats were ready for braceleting!
Check out my bottle cap ring post for a complete, in-depth tutorial on how to make these little bottle cap trinkets.
Now, it’s ribbon time! I chose a nice blue ribbon to go with the pastel colors in my dessert themed bottle caps.
I took my ribbon and wrapped it around my wrist to measure just how much I would need. I added and extra 1/2″ so the velcro can overlap. Meanwhile, I plugged in my trusty glue gun so it could start heating up!
Then, I lined up all of my bottle caps along the ribbon to make sure they fit and arranged them in a pleasing color order.
I took my nice and toasty glue gun and put a dollop of glue on the ribbon and placed the cap on top. I continued this all down the line until all the caps were glued. The reason I used a little dot instead of a long line of glue is so that the caps are still flexible to bend around the natural curves of the wrist when the bracelet is worn.
Once the caps were all glued it was time for velcro!
I attached the prickly side of the velcro to the side of the ribbon with the bottlecaps and the soft side the the underside of the ribbon. Then I put the bracelet on and spent the day drooling overvmy wrist! Mmm cupcakes 😀
You can make bracelets like these in any color and with any images. They make a great personalized gift for friends, too! Enjoy