Bottle Cap Flower

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I’ve been making bottle cap flowers. In my craft stash I had a lot of old caps from years ago. I had enough to make three flowers, one a bit smaller than the others. Now I’m on the hunt for more bottle caps. Problem is there just aren’t as many products that have those old fashioned caps anymore.

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You need a supply of bottle caps, pliers to squash the caps, and a lid to glue them onto. I use E6000 glue, but it doesn’t dry instantly like a glue gun, so you need to keep the items flat till totally dried. I have a can opener that takes the lid off and doesn’t leave a sharp edge on either the lid or the can. It was well worth the money. The lids can be used for all sorts of crafts.

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Put the bottle cap into the pliers and with a gentle squeeze the cap will fold over. Don’t push too hard as you want the cap to be open a little bit.

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I used ten caps for around the outside of another cap. These are glued onto the lid. The third flower I made used a smaller lid and fewer caps.

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The next thing is how and where to display them. The fence garden is my first thought as that is where I put all the old tools.

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This photo was take in May 2019 and you can see the old rusty flower (made from a Quality Street tin) and my log owl, which uses tin can lids for the eyes. I’ll have to wait for the nicer weather to decide where to actually put it.

I found this great bottle cap flower idea at Crafts by Amanda.

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12 Responses

  1. Karen Skowron

    Morning Linda

    What a lovely surprise to go into my email this morning and have bottle cap flowers winking at me. And see your garden. Yes, a good way of keeping in touch. I got out one of my gardening books a few days ago to look up a plant I could not recall the name of (lad’s love is one of its names…?) and came across lists of past garden contents. Some from years ago. I have limited balcony space at the moment. Scarlett runner beans are planned. I have a few saved from last year and a friend gave me a new packet so will do some of both and see what comes up. Do save seeds from year to year?

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Karen, we have had a few cold, windy and snowy days, thank goodness the snow hasn’t lasted, but I sure wish it would warm up. I do save seeds, certainly not as many as I used to. I love scarlet runner beans, got my original seeds from my Uncle Joe in
      England and have been growing them ever since. I also got a lot of seeds from daughter’s neighbour when she lived in Sooke. I did a post a few years ago about the beans. She now lives in Langford and said it was about 18 Celsius yesterday.

      The new owners of the church up from us have done lots of renovations, one I was sad to see happen was the painting over of the images on the front door that Dennis had painted there.

      Hope your beans grow well.

  2. Myrtle

    You have done a great job with the bottlecap and the lids Linda You are such a great crafter, limitless ideas Linda

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks Myrt, they were quick and easy to make, just wish I had more bottle caps so I could make more. It’s a rainy Sunday, so wondering what I can make today 🙂

  3. Vondean Erickson

    Hi Linda,
    Such a wonderful work of art you have done. I enjoyed it very much.
    We got more rain last night into the morning. We need it here but would enjoy some sunshine once in awhile.
    I am looking forward to days I can get out in my garden.
    My neighbor lady has such a beautiful succulent garden. She moved in her house a month or so before I moved here. She told me most of the plants were already there but she has added some. She shared some with me which is nice. I was told it takes time for them to really grow to the way she has her’s.
    I do so enjoy all the crafts you do. I finished my afghan and now working on a quilt top I have had the fabric for many years. Can not go to the stores that I would like too so happy I have the fabric I do.
    Take care and have a nice weekend.
    Vondean

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Vondean, it is a rainy Sunday here. Sure do wish it would warm up a bit and dry up so I could get out into the garden. Succulents are lovely, hope the ones your neighbour gave you take. Good you got your afghan finished, I just got some yarn to start on one as a Christmas gift for a daughter. Great idea to use up fabric you already have. It is times like this that I’m glad for all the supplies in my craft room. Stay safe, and have a good day.

  4. Allyson

    Your fence art garden has really unique items and your bottle cap flowers will fit right in with your awesome upcycles.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Lucy, it was a great way to use up things that have been on the shelf for years. Now I wish I had more bottle caps and I’d love to do a display outside, but ran out of caps. Need to find a suitable substitute. Enjoy your fresh air breaks on your doorstep each morning.

  5. Margie

    What a cool way to repurpose old bottle caps. Maybe these types of bottle caps will make a comeback.

  6. Michelle

    What a fun craft idea. These metal flowers are so cute!

    Thank you for sharing on Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle

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