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Bottle Cap Crafts for the Home

4/19/2012 3:27:33 PM

Tags: diy project, crafts, bottle caps, reclaimed materials, backsplash, floor, flooring, DIY table, DIY backsplash

Using salvaged or reclaimed materials around the home is a great way to bring creativity to your interior design while helping out the planet. Some reclaimed materials naturally make sense for the home—salvaged wood, recycled glass, reclaimed metal. Others, not so much. Bottle caps fall into this latter category. These colorful collectibles are easy to toss without a second thought, but they offer so much potential for a spark of color and creativity for the home. Check out these five ideas for ways to bring bottle caps into your home in a stylish manner.

Bottle Cap Pull

bottle cap lamp pull 
Photo Courtesy Natural Home & Garden Archives 

This simple project requires a minimal amount of bottle caps, making it a great craft to start with. Stringing together a half dozen or so caps creates a fun, funky lamp pull that will be easy to find and grasp in the dark. It’s fairly simple to make, but check out the article “Try This: Bottle Cap Lamp Pull” if you need a little assistance.

Bottle Cap Tray

bottle cap tray 
Photo Courtesy Sweet Something Designs 

Jazz up an otherwise boring breakfast tray by covering the bottom in bottle caps. For this bottle cap tray, Michelle of the blog Sweet Something Designs painted over the caps she was going to use to create a uniform look. For instructions on making your own, check out her post “Bottle Cap Tray.”

Bottle Cap Table

bottle cap table 
Photo Courtesy Instructables.com 

If you like the look of the bottle cap tray, why not take it further and decorate a larger surface—like a coffee table? If the caps are colored to a uniform pallet, a bottle cap table could look snazzy in your living room. You could also try arranging caps by color to create swirls or designs.

Bottle Cap Backsplash

bottle cap backsplash 
Photo Courtesy Apartment Therapy 

Perfect for wet bars or even just an informal kitchen, bottle caps put the “splash” back in “backsplash.” Check out our article “Try This: Mosaic Bathroom Backsplash” for instructions on creating your own unique backsplash.

Bottle Cap Floor

bottle cap floor 

For the avid collector of bottle caps, this DIY floor project is the mother of all bottle cap crafts. Low-cost homebuilders Phoenix Commotion covered the bathroom floor of their eclectic Bone House with bottle caps, treating the materials like mosaic tiles to achieve the look. For info on how to install a bottle cap floor, check out the article “Unique Flooring: 5 Low-Cost DIY Ideas.”

Have other ideas on how to creatively use bottle caps in your home? Share them in the comments section! We always love to hear from our readers.



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akirahelek
1/30/2014 6:43:31 AM
Bottles are the helpful source that helps to store water and so many different type of drink wares like coldrinks, wine etc. Bottle cap is the essential one because it helps to keep the drink ware properly. I have seen the different kinds of bottles that been used to store liquid type of things. http://www.xpressdupes.com/custom-drinkware/customized-water-bottles/



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