It is debatable weather or not bottle caps are not recyclable because many areas only recycle #1 and #2 plastics and most caps are #5 plastic. Even if they are recyclable in places it's nice to reuse something you already have instead of spending your hard earned money on something new. I hope you enjoy this project.
*I got this idea from a basket my husband bought in Africa made from metal bottle caps. I wanted to see if it was possible to make with plastic caps, it was and I'm sharing how I made it here.
Step 1: Counting the caps
(5 caps by 3 caps and 3 caps tall)
Here is how I lay them out to make sure I have enough. If you are using more than one color this is where you could layout what pattern you like.
Step 2: Tools needed
wire (I used�steel 18 gage)
1/16" hole punch
cut the wire�to these lengths:
3 pieces of�wire 19" long
5 pieces of�wire 16" long
4 pieces of�wire 22" long
AND FOR SAFETY you should wear safety goggles so you don't poke your eyes with the wire, and gloves so you don't get too scratched up.
Step 3: Punching the holes
after you punch the first hole�punch the second hole directly�across from the first
punch the 3rd and 4th holes in between the 1st and 2nd
(just make sure they are all evenly spaced)