Aluminum Can, Glass Bottle, and Bottle Cap Craft Ideas?

I want to make crafts out of recycled things and sell them. Everyone needs a little money now and then! How can I make things out of recycled aluminum cans, glass bottles, or bottle caps? Actually, I am interested in making things out of anything that is normally thrown into our great big American trash cans.


In Germany, recycling is just a part of life. I want to go green! I also need money for a little "nest egg", save, save! My goal is to recycle and help others. I need to make Christmas gifts too!

By Linda Gale from Pearl, MS

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful
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Hi Linda,

I want to do the same thing you are! In fact, I ordered a book today off Amazon on metal crafting. If you would like, we could collaberate together and share what ideas we come up with, you can contact me at That goes for anyone else here who is an avid crafter like Linda and I and would like to fuel our imagination with creative ideas :)


One more thing, windchimes are a very nice craft that you can do with discarded items and make them come out very unique. I once made one from driftwood and silverplate utensils with beads interspered. Another time I made a large dreamcatcher about 12" and then had bought a bunch of old keys and strung all the keys into 5 different strings that hung down. Around the dreamcatcher I put buffalo teeth and feathers. It hung total about 3 feet. It was very cool and you would not believe how many compliments I got about it.

Anyway, hope to year from you and other crafty folks :)

Oklahoma City


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