For many years ago I collected bottle caps. When I cleaned the attic I found them again. They are too beautiful to throw away. I transformed them into a green bottle cap bag. But that was before Instructables.....

Now I made my second bottle cap bag, and this time I will show you how to make it. Do you also have a collection of bottle caps on your attic? Why not make a bottle cap bag too?

Step 1: This Is What You Need

Bottle caps

wire (1 mm- 1.5 mm)

steel rod (3-4mm)

Solder and soldering iron or gas (optional)



screws and washers to mount handle and lock

awl (or a nail)


bit of lumber

gloves (optional)

2 iron rods

Rivets, drill


In Kenya you see a lot of these bags but also cars, airplanes, motor bikes and various animals
<p>I would love to see them!</p>
<p>I'm sure it's not what you meant, but I just got a good chuckle out of envisioning a goat trotting around wearing bottlecap armor.</p>
<p>I am super-excited to make this and I voted for you! :D Do you happen to have the lengths of the steel rods? I don't have a saw that will work, but maybe the hardware store will cut them for me if I know the lengths. I want to make both of the bags that are listed, so post them if you can. Thanks!!</p>
<p>Hej thank you for your vote! I bought the rods in Sweden and they were 120 cm. To the red bag you need approximately 40 cm. I can not give you the lengths for the green bag but if you lay the bottle caps needed for the bag in a row and take some extra lenght than it will do ;-). Good luck.</p><p>If you buy thin steel rods 3 mm I think you can cut them with a dremel if you have acces to that.</p>
<p>Would not be too difficult to alter the design to make an &quot;armored&quot; 6-pack carrier! Nifty project!</p>
<p>Yes, go ahead!</p>
<p>This is a cool idea but a better (much faster) way to make the holes would be to use a pair of these punch pliers:</p><p>&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Beadsmith-Metal-Punch-Pliers-Sheet/dp/B0053SH4WG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484619609&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=punch%2Bplier&amp;th=1&quot;</p><p>I've made earrings from bottle caps and these punch through like the metal was paper. And given the number of holes for the bag this would be so much better. I'm not affiliated with anyone selling the pliers, I just like the product.</p><p>Thanks.</p>
<p>Thanks for the tip!</p>
Great idea amaries, I like it very much. I do have a lot of plastic bottlecaps that will now find a destination.
<p>How nice, send a picture when you're done :-)</p>
<p>nice one...i better start collecting bottle cap then...thanks for the idea!!</p>
<p>Yes nice, go go go and you're welcome</p>
Awesome! I love the latch too. Great job!
<p>Thank you for your nice comment it will last a day I think before it is in a contest, unfortunately </p>
These are amazing. What a fantastic idea!! This is exactly the kind of bag that should be in the bag contest. Voted

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Bio: Hi I am Dutch and lives in Sweden. I love to create tings in my little woodshop.
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