Introduction: Bottle Caps Pixel Art

About: I just love to make stuff.

So I wanted to have something colorful in my room but I’m not good at the painter. I came up with this idea to use toothpicks, my 3d printer, some bottle caps (which I have tons of since I’m a College student) and spray paint.

Important tip make sure to use toothpicks from one brand. It can save u a lot of time because one might be slightly bigger than the other. Before printing big quantities just make sure your toothpicks fit tight into connectors.


Things u will need :

  • 3D printer
  • Spray paint
  • Toothpicks
  • Bottle caps
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Velcro stickers

Step 1: Painting Bottle Caps

So all you need to do is lay flat all the bottle caps you will need and spray the paint equally on all of them. If a majority of yours are in a dark color and you want to use a light one just paint them white first.

REMEMBER spray painting is toxic so do it outside of your living area!

I did it in my basement with a special painting mask and eye protection.

Step 2: "Oh, Yeah. It's All Coming Together"

Cut toothpicks to the size u like and stick them into connector holes. I recommend doing one line at the time and then connecting the next one.

If even 2mm connectors are too big for your toothpicks I recommend using a glue gun on this stage. Apply a really small amount on the tip of it and place it inside a connector.

Step 3: Glueing

Now the most satisfying part!

Use a glue gun to stick painted bottle caps on the connectors.

Just make sure to remove all the strings of glue before sticking a bottle cap, it will save you a lot of time.

Step 4: Almost Done

All you need to do is to use velcro stickers and stick it to a wall or to the place of your choice.

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