Nothing says badass like a homemade button. But badge machines are expensive, and sometimes you don't want a lot of buttons made from one image. When you're in the mood for something completely unique, it's time to make a Bottlecap Badge.
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You will need an image (or text, if that's more your cup of tea), a bottlecap, some white glue, some Mod Podge, a paintbrush, a pinback, and some hardcore glue--get something made for holding metal.
Step 2: Cut your image to fit the bottlecap.
You can draw a circle with a stencil or trace something round and cut that with scissors, or use a scrapbooking paper punch. One inch was perfect for my bottlecap, but you could also cut your image smaller and put a larger piece of paper behind it for a decorative border.
Step 3: Glue your image into the bottlecap.
Take your white glue and dab a little onto the back of the cropped image. Stick it inside the bottlecap and press firmly. If your bottlecap has one of those rubber ridges inside, you can press the center of the image down with a AA battery or tube of lip balm, and then work the edges down with your fingernail. Wipe up any excess glue around the edges with a damp paper towel.
We'll seal it completely with Mod Podge in the next step, so don't worry if it's not completely secure.