Making Bottle Cap Christmas Ornaments
Save the metal caps from beverage bottles and create some unique decorations for a mini Christmas tree. Have fun reusing! This is a guide about making bottle cap Christmas ornaments
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Instead of tossing out the bottle caps, you could make ornaments. These ornaments are the perfect size for a mini Christmas tree. You could also use this as an accent when wrapping presents too.
Total Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
- bottle caps
- glue spots
- hot glue
- ornament hooks
- construction paper
- I used assorted bottle caps from beer bottles and ginger ale. First, I wanted to make a reindeer. With some leftover brown construction paper, I cut thin 1.5 inch strips for the antlers. You will need 3 strips - one will be cut into 3 pieces as shown below. Using hot glue, secure the antlers into place.
- If you have any photos you want to use, you can trace the bottle cap over the photo and cut a circle. Or, you could print your own photo. I used Microsoft Word and created a "circle" shape measuring 1x1 inch (which is the size of the bottle cap). Then, I went to Fill > Fill Effects > Picture and From file: Choose Picture. I was able to print out a perfect 1 inch circle with my face to make the reindeer. You can upload any photo, or even your pet! As a finishing touch, I use a red pom pom for the nose.
- My favorite part is that you could also make monogram ornaments! I made these monogram circles on Microsoft Word and instead of fill, I went with white and added text. You could most definitely use glitter pens or stickers to personalize too.
- To glam the ornaments, I used adhesive faux pearls and some pom pom ribbon attached with hot glue. On another ornament, I added adhesive ribbon and kept it simple.
- Then using glue bond, I added ornament hooks to hook onto my Christmas tree.
- You could also tie a knot on a loop and hot glue on the back of the bottle cap instead of an ornament hook (or if you don't have an ornament hook).
December 22, 20170 found this helpful
super thrifty and well done!