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.
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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