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.
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.
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.
Glue one bottle cap into the centre of a can lid. I have the type of can opener that doesn’t leave any sharp edges on the lid or the can. Then glue ten caps around the outside of the centre flat cap cap. Depending on the size of the lid you may use more or less than 10 squashed bottle caps. The third flower I made used a smaller lid and fewer caps.
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.
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.
Magnets were added to the back of the flower so they would stick. And I finally decided to display the bottle cap flowers on the old metal mailbox by the front door.
The driftwood key chime hangs underneath the Welcome sign made from a piece of driftwood from the Esquimalt Lagoon in Victoria, BC.
I found this great bottle cap flower idea at Crafts by Amanda.