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callakat
« on: August 27, 2005 04:49:29 PM »

A friend of mine has been saving me beer bottle caps for months, and I finally figured out what I wanted to do with them!  I found a nicked mirror in a frame at Bed Bath and Beyond for $20 marked down from $100.  I spray painted it black, then glued the caps into the widest part of the frame. It is actually a mirror, but I taped paper over it to take the picture.
The whole frame-

A close-up of a few caps
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005 05:03:09 PM »

Wow, that's awesome! From far away, it looks like regular mosaic stones, but when you get close, you see all the crazy beer bottle caps!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 03:05:02 AM »

That's so cool!  Shocked

I love it. And my boyfriend would go completely crazy for it.

Hmm...don't know wheather to show it to him or not- He would want one instantly.  Wink

Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005 03:50:49 AM »

I almost did something similiar back in the '80s  (Im old  LOL)  I lived in a run-down shack that had wood paneled walls, not regular wood panel though..it was rough, like tree bark looking. You could get a splinter from it - seriously.
I had saved all the Budweiser caps from my b/friends drinking escapades and planned to cover one of the ugly walls with all those shiny caps. They probably would have just stuck right in to that rough wood with a lil' hot glue. I did manage to save enough to cover 1/2 the wall...then we moved, so my early decorating dreams were never realized.  Undecided
I love what you have done with that mirror though! It looks really cool. Makes me want to save beer caps now except I ditched the alcoholic b/friend long time ago. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005 08:42:50 AM »

How cool! Usually the stuff I've seen done with caps is so-so, but this is pretty spiffy. It also gives me an idea for a craftster hybrid project: using the marbles decorated by the poster who made hers into magnets, but instead putting them around a mirror. Not sure how it would work, but it would be cool!
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e-leigh
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 08:24:53 PM »

are you from st. louis?  i noticed quite a few schafly's bottlecaps in there...
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callakat
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005 01:08:19 PM »

Yup, I'm a St. Louis girl.  Actually, though, the guy who collected all the caps for me lives in Iowa City.  He and his friends just have really good taste in beer.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2005 08:44:24 AM »

I TOTALLY love it, but how did you manage to glue them so they stay on? I mean, the cap edges are so tiny...
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2005 02:47:07 PM »

To glue on the caps and keep their original shape, I cut small squares of foam core board, then glued them inside the caps.  I could glue the foam core to the frame and it all stays on.  Just a hint, though.  Don't use hot glue!!!  I did at first, and then I had to keep gluing them back on as they popped off when I shut the door, stomped, etc...
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2005 02:51:03 PM »

This is perfect! my boyfriend insists on saving every bottle cap and hiding them precariously on top of the fridge so they all fall on me when i open it.  >:(  this would be a great project for him!

Great job - it does look just like a mosaic from far away!
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