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One man's trash truly is another man's treasure! Here is one way to take old bottle caps and turn them into accessories. We totally rocked them pirate style! Paint them black like we did, or even paint colorful designs. For more information on this project and more, check out the video! For more DIY projects, subscribe to Threadbanger on iTunes!



Materials:
4 Bottlecaps
Old Magazine
Hammer
Nail
White paint, other colors as well
20 gauge silver wire
Earring pieces

Step 1: Preparing the Bottle Caps

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Place a bottle cap right side facing up on the magazine. Use the hammer and nail to make a hole in the middle.

Take the hammer and bottle caps outside. Starting with the wrong side facing up, flatten the bottle cap. Flip it over, and flatten some more.

 
Vale835 years ago
So cool! I'll try :)
ZeJuria5 years ago
I made these and they look amazing.
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beadydani5 years ago
Ditto that, apart from that love the tut.
JustTaz6 years ago
I use bottlecaps for numerous projects. When I pound them, I pound the edges inward, thereby doing away with the rough edges... If something is going to be in close contact with the skin, I will further adhere a circle of coordinating felt on the back side.
paulpcc6 years ago
not bad :) i think if you give it a couple of coats of thicker paint, you'll loose the sharp edges as they get smoothed off. if you need to get hold of bottle caps, try asking a friendly pub to save them for you.
yeah, i was wondering wat to do to stop my neck being cut to pieces... :P also, you can buy bags of bottle caps at shops like woolworths, safeways, big w .... probably walmart... (i dnt know cos i live in australia)
JohnMichael6 years ago
Neat. I have been wondering what I could do with all those bottle caps. I have done jewelry work before. I will probably come up with more ideas now that you have got me started. Thank you for sharing.
Badger86 years ago
Wire should be cut with wire cutters - safer and neater.
I'm just a little worried about sharp edges. Are you able to flatten them all out?
Lorddrake7 years ago
Nice Yeungling caps hehehe
Nifty idea! I wonder if they could be used to make buttons, basically doing the same thing, except only 2 holes in the center for threading. Big buttons can be pricey....I think I will try that for the winter coat I'm planning to make. Thanks for the idea!
dark paw7 years ago
awesome! I have tons of bottlecaps like those