Introduction: Bootle Cap (& Can Ring) DIY Pin

Summer is coming and it's time for beer drinking...

No fear
we have beer

Let's see a way to reuse beer caps and can rings to make some DIY pins....

a different way to make pins:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Bottle-Cap-Pins/
--edit: one more similar project
https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-button--pin/

Step 1: Collect the (easy to Find) Materials

Material for a pin:
-1 bottle cap
-1 can ring
-1 safety pin
-1 tool to bend the ring
- anything to make the pin unique
- glue , marker, other common tools

Step 2: Bend the Ring

first of all bend the ring as shown in the picture..

Try not to overbend it so you will need another one ring..

Step 3: Put the Ring in the Cap

put the bended ring in the cap...

Step 4: Bend the Cap Edges

start bending the edges of the cap with any proper tool you have.

if you want to keep the original color of the cap put some paper between cap's metal and the tool to avoid scratches.

Step 5: Put the Safety Pin Inside the Ring

now put the safety pin through the 2 holes of the can ring with the sharp edge pointing up

Step 6: Final Step

decorate the front of the cap and it's ready to use it...

Comments

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pojojuniper made it!(author)2008-10-24

I have a glass jar beneath my bottle opener that I let my beer bottle caps fall into. I figured they would make a pretty cool folk-art project sometime, because I drink a lot of varity... but so far I haven't thought up anything to make. If anybody has any awesome suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

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btilley1 made it!(author)2011-06-07

Maybe a mosaic table or picture frame(s)?

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rockgod57 made it!(author)2010-04-10

dude i just noticed you spelled bootle instead of bottle

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Fubsidubsi made it!(author)2009-11-21

If you happen to have hot glue, you could skip this part and just glue the pin to thee cap. Thought about  give it a try :D

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metametagirl made it!(author)2009-06-20

I just tried making one of these, but I had to bend the safety pin in addition to bending the pull tab. If I bent the pull tab much more, it wouldn't be under the edges of the bottle cap. Next time, I'll drink a soda with a bigger pull tab and try again. :)

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spacegirl94 made it!(author)2008-07-24

That looks totally awsome! i will go make some now...

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Roxner made it!(author)2008-07-09

was just about to say that it looked exactly like my instructable ;D but i didnt have any interestin bottlecaps when i made it.. just the jägermeister one i used before.. and i think you got better pix.. cred to you for making a better instructable ;)

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zoxx made it!(author)2008-07-07

This is very similar to Roxner's:
https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-button--pin/

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kazaoul made it!(author)2008-07-07

oups now i saw that.. anyway greets to Roxner and the old school punks that first used that technique.

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Ora made it!(author)2008-07-07

Very clever, has lots of potential.

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masterochicken made it!(author)2008-07-06

I love it.

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codongolev made it!(author)2008-07-06

um...okay...

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