This is a guide about making beaded bottlecap magnets. Any small beads will work to make a set of these pretty magnets.
There are so many ways you can decorate metal bottle caps and make them into magnets. This is a guide about bottle cap magnets.
Collect up a few supplies and you are ready to start making these cute magnets. Change the image and they can be made for any holiday or season.
This is a guide about making a bottle cap Christmas tree. Decorating the underside of bottle caps with holiday paper is the first step in making a cute Christmas tree that can also serve as a fridge magnet.
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Press air drying clay into bottle caps and smooth with a blunt knife or tool. The clay will shrink as it dries (may take a few days, especially in wet weather) and should easily fall out of the bottle cap mold when dry (you can coax it out with a toothpick if needed)
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My brother-in-law has collected a bucketful of bottle tops. Has anyone any ideas what he can do with them?
Sue from Perth, WA
This seemed to be the one thing my sons could collect for me to work with...go figure. Get medium size pizza boxes and line with saran wrap. Pour quickcrete in and place your bottlecaps in whatever design you'd like displayed. One of my boys collected some unique ones while in Japan and those I've used for decorative inside displays.
Get some plaster of paris, make your own lawn stepping stones. We use marbles and rocks, but caps should work just as well.
Look at these url's, alot of ideas.
If he wants to show off the beercap names, he could make a fun "wreath" to hang up on a bar room wall or door. I did this a long time ago, using a round wreath form from the $ store & a hot glue gun. Above the wreath, I used a small pine, painted placard & stamped a fun saying on it.
Well, you can take them and hot glue them or superglue them around the edge of a pair of old shoes. It'll make look new and cool. "BEER SHOES", and you could wear them when your drinking.
I want to make a wall too, but how to attach them? Can I simply use super glue, or are there other easy ways? Thanks!
Nothing like a good beer pong table! Friends of mine did this! Took the first year of college to get enough caps, but the next 3 the table was well used! O-H-I-O.
Can you please show me how to make the coasters out of beer bottle lids?
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Drill holes on the top and bottom of the sides (where the beer name is facing out to you) and tie together with beading wire or fishing line and make a curtain or valance for your kitchen window or a door curtain in your kitchen doorway.Find a pretty vase and fill with beer caps and put a floral arrangement inside.
Hot glue magnets to the insides of the caps and use as magnets all over your refrigerator.
Hot glue around edges of a beer themed mirror frame.Find an old metal serving tray, a large size one. Paint the tray in whatever colors you want and then paint the inner bottom with chalkboard paint. You could even glue bottle caps around the edges of that. Use as a message chalkboard.
Buy an inexpensive wooden coffee table or dining room table. Attach wood strips around the edges the depth of your bottle caps. Glue them in place all over the table inside the wood strips, and then fill in the gaps with tile grout. You will have a solid surface table with a neat top. You can make a smaller one on a wood base the same way to use as a hot plate or trivet in your kitchen. (07/13/2004)
Well back in my party days here's what I did with them : using a glue gun I fixed the ugly old belt with a double row a caps between each grommet. Glued around the sides of my sketchers. Earrings - hole punch not threw center but threw each side, short or long your choice, don't forget hook to place in ear. Bracelet/anklet/necklace - punch hole same as above and string with dental floss or fishing wire.It's important to string threw the sides so the tops show. Press into plain candles for decoration. You can pretty much glue it to anything that sits still long enough, chairs, sides of the desk, filing cabinet. Just get the glue gun and go. Good luck and have fun (08/31/2004)
I always had a ton of caps so I would make hair clips and picture frames. All you need is a hot glue gun and you can do it from there. (10/05/2004)
I actually just finished working on a beer cap mirror. I went to Wal-Mart and bought a full-length mirror and hot-glued all of the caps around the frame of the mirror. It looks awesome, and now I'm on my way to thrift stores to find a small old table that I can glue them to the top of, and slide a piece of glass over for a cool looking table for my bachelorette pad. I SO recommend it!! (12/26/2004)
You could make your own display to hang on your wall,
Back in my drinking days we use to take the beer tabs off the cans and make string curtains for doorways .
I doubt 200 caps is enough , but it could keep you occupied for a few evenings lol
You might just get pretty glass jar fill it up with the caps,put it on your coffee table for a conversation piece. (01/03/2005)
Tag them all right now (01/14/2005)
This is my table. It's an old kitchen table which i cut the top for the right shape and cuz the legs for a coffee table stance. For the trim around the edges i ripped a 1x4 lengthwise then made a recess for the caps to slide under. I laid out my pattern one row at a time on my stenciled and painted table but using clear silicone to stick the caps to prevent them from floating when i poured on the top surface.With the caps stuck and dried, i used an epozy called envirotex lite which is meant to be for coating small wook items and be as good as 30 layers of laquer or something like that. This stuff is not cheap. I think I used 4 or 5 quarts and it cost me over $100. Anyways, the red are Budweiser, white are bud light, blue are the newer bud light, and the stars are Coors light. Good luck if you try to make something like this... (11/25/2005)
My mom gave me this old mirror she was going to throw away and I repainted it and added bottle caps by hammering them on. Now it hangs in my garden and bounces sunlight back at my rosemary plant. : )
Have an emblem/logo from your favorite sports team. (08/20/2006)
I put caps on my cupboards in my bar it turned out great! I used Alene's tacky glue (clear) It worked great and you can even remove them with no damage to your cupboards just by popping them off leaves no marks. I have even changed the design a couple of times. (08/14/2007)
I make outdoor side tables with beer caps. My most recent table has a peace sign as the pattern. They look great and hold up outside! (09/03/2007)
By Rachel C
I work in a frame shop and drink beer the rest is history, tacked em on, had a friend with similar interests..."beer", and he sorted and I tacked. (09/11/2008)
By b hix