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« on: December 27, 2003 08:24:10 AM »

we have tons!!! my husband an i arranged about half our collection into a collage of sorts to hang in our kitchen but we still have plenty more bottle caps. any creative ideas outside of a belt or wristband?...now as im typing this i guess i could do a picture frame...
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2003 12:07:51 PM »

what about a "beaded" curtain?? instead of beads, use your bottle caps. just drill little holes in the top & bottom and attach with jump rings or something of the sorts.
i also just glue a magnent to the back and slap it on my magnent board along with my marble magnents. simple, but useful.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2003 12:25:13 PM »

i used to sew them to my backpack in highschool.
but that only works for like 4 or 5 tops cause any more and you will look like a gaint freak.

why do you have so many?


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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2003 12:32:24 PM »

Last night I spent ages picking the little goey plastic thingies out of my bottle caps, sticking diddy pics in, and brushing PVA over the top. They're so cute, but I'll probably end up just stickign safety pins to them and putting them on my backpack. Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2003 12:33:34 PM »

i've seen quite a few ideas for bottle caps here on this forum... buttons on winter coats, fridge magnets/notice board pins (filled with pics/glitter and resin) beaded curtains, jewellery...

they're really rather multi functional!

i've just bought a bundle from ebay so i'll be having a play around with those. not sure what exactly... it'll be interesting to see what the creative godesses come up with here Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2003 08:33:52 PM »

I'm in love with this bottle cap jewelry!

Maybe it will inspire you...

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2003 07:05:52 PM »

I think it would be cool to use them in place of tile pieces for a mosaic...if you really had a ton you could use them as a backsplash by the stove or sink.

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2003 08:10:11 PM »

Hi..  I myself have been quite perplexed with my ever-increasing, almost overflowing supply of stewarts bottle caps. I have seen them used in numerous ways : bottle cap belts ( with the seat belt buckle, cute! ),  filled with resin and little beads,phrases,or iconography placed inside, as pins, magnets, etc..  all very cute, but what to do when you have them en masse?
   so I thought it would be a good idea to make a bunch of stepping stones out of them..  I am not exactly sure how i would do this, a base of hardened cement, then a layer of grout, place the bottle caps into the grout, let dry?  
  Another cool thing I did last summer was take a bunch of them and drilled 4 holes in each cap..  2 on either side, and connected them with little jump rings,  then 2 fasteners and made a great noisy bracelet that hurt quite a bit when rubbed against at all.    
   sorry i may have rambled on.. this is my first post! WOOHOO!  
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2003 04:20:15 AM »

welcome to the boards, rain349!

maybe you could try backing your bracelet with felt or fabric so it wasn't so scratchy?

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2004 09:31:13 AM »

Glue them onto shank buttons, and replace boring buttons with the new bottlecap buttons!  I'm in the middle of doing this to one of my jackets.

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