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« on: September 17, 2007 09:47:43 AM »

I have a serious problem with pop that means I have a serious problem with bottle caps. I keep them in a tin, because I donít want to throw them away. I have heard that they are not recyclable, and I just wouldnít want them sitting somewhere in a landfill because I canít control my need for pop. I used to give them to my son and he would build things with them, castles and houses.  Then he would explode them by throwing even more caps at the buildings.  He has outgrown that, he is now onto Pokemon cards. So that has left me with a huge dilemma, what to do with all these caps.  I love looking at all the cute Japanese craft books that are on eBay, and one of the books was all about what to do with caps. I am about to buy it, but I thought I might try to figure out the pattern on the cover.  I failed miserably, but I couldnít in good conscience just throw it away so I tried to make it work. I thought I can make them in to mushrooms; it will be just too cute that didnít work so they ended up cupcakes. I was really upset about the mushrooms, but I now know what I did wrong and I just need smaller beans in the pincushion or fluff. That way it will look like a cute mushroom and not a pathetic mutant.

« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 09:52:28 AM »

Those are completely uber-cute! I'd love a tutorial if you wanted to make one. Great way to recycle.

(Also, you could always switch to cans for soda. They're completely recyclable! But probably more expensive. And aluminium has been linked to Alzheimer's. So maybe not. Also, then there would be fewer cupcake pincushions in the world, and that would be sad.)

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 10:15:00 AM »

I think they're cute and I love the idea of using all the bottle caps. I drink a lot of canned soda, so I'm trying to gather ideas for using those.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007 05:37:00 PM »

Those are adorable! I love em!

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 06:57:23 PM »

I drink a lot of canned soda, too. I posted a craft I made with them a few weeks ago. I drink canned soda when I'm at home and bottled soda when I'm out. I just end up with a lot of trash if I did try and use them for crafts.

The post is http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195047.0
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