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Monday, May 30, 2011

Bottle Cap Flower Necklaces



I had been trying to think of something to do with used plastic bottle caps.
I came up with this necklace idea, never guessing how pretty it would turn out. Can you believe this pretty was made with plastic bottle caps, scrap fabric, and all in about 10 minutes too. 

Here is what you will need:

Plastic Bottle Caps (I used 6 that were not all the same size)
6 Scrap pieces of fabric (large enough to wrap and twist over bottle caps)
Jewelry Chain (about 16 to 18 inches)
Jewelry Clasp
Plastic Pearls or buttons  (optional)
Hot Glue
Felt (I used a recycle sweatshirt scrap piece of fabric)

My Clean Bottle Caps

Put some hot glue in center of the bottle cap, then take your scrap fabric and gather it to the top,
twist (like you were wrapping a candy) then push in so that the hot glue will keep it in place.
Then trim with scissors any excess fabric you want off.  Repeat this step until all of your flowers are made.


Once your flowers are made, lay them out on your felt in a pattern you would like them to be in for your bib style necklace.   Take your jewelry chain apart in the middle and add your clasp, I used jewelry needle nose pliers to do so. Hide each end of  jewelry chain under the two bottle caps on opposite sides at the top.  I put about a 3/4 inch strip of hot glue down, then set my chain on top, then topped it with my bottle cap that also had hot glue on the bottom center of it.  Continue gluing down your bottle caps until you have them all secure to the felt in a tight group.  Trim excess felt with scissors.  Hot glue any buttons or pearls you would like onto your necklace.

I love how each flower is unique.  Happpy Memorial Day!  I will  be wearing my earth friendly red and white
necklace today!  If you make one, I would love to see it too.  Just leave a comment below.

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42 comments:

  1. It turned out so cute! Great job a reusing those bottlecaps!! Have a great holiday:)

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  2. Lovely project! I'll have to try this!
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  3. That's so neat! Thank you for sharing! I'm following from the Making Friends Blog Hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  4. it's so pretty and easy to make...will try it with my sunday school kids. following you through ttbh!

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  5. I always wondered how those flowers were made. Now I know! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower from Tuesday blog hop. Hope you will have time to stop by midnightmommy.com and take a look around! :) Have a great rest of your week!

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  6. That looks really cute.

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  7. I am going to try it.
    those flowers look so cute.


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  9. Returning the stumble! Really cute necklace

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  10. I found your blog on the Tuesday blog hop and I'm so glad I did. I love your button which I grabbed and posted on my blog and the necklace is so cute. I hope you'll come visit my blog and see your button and return the follow - can't have too many blogging friends I always say. Thanks!

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  11. wow great tutorial!


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  12. Cute tutorial!! ^.^

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  14. Very cool!!

    Stumbled you... my post is:
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    Thanks!
    Kristin :)

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  15. Stopping by from Stumble Through Thursday...and stumbled you again!

    My post is:
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    Thanks for linking up!
    Kristin :)

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  16. Stumbled and liked :)

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  17. no, i cannot believe it! this is so gorgeous!!! :D

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  18. so sweet! You would never know this was made out of bottle caps!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

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  19. Found you through Craft Goodies TGIF. Love this necklace. I will have to make one. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc.
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  20. Adorable idea thank you so much for linking up to my linky party!

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  21. Really cute idea. SUper great for a girl's birthday party don't you think.

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  22. What a clever idea! I am your newest follower! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would LOVE if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed Fridays Linky Party!!
    Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  23. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    What a beautiful and wonderful upcycling project! Who would ever guess that beneath those chic blooms you'd find bottle caps?


    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  24. What an amazingly resourceful craft! Love it!

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  25. Those are adorable!

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  26. This is sooo adorable! Love the scrappiness of the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! Can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  27. Thanks for linking up this bottle cap flower necklaces post! The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop is better and more special because you linked up :)

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  30. Wow this is beautiful I have never seen anything like it. Very inventive.

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  32. Awesome idea for using bottle tops! Loving your blog, you've just gained a follower :)

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  35. Awesome, i am always looking for new ideas for artificial flowers. This is beautiful and unique.

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  36. Simply stunning! I've never really tried to make tags before. Yours are absolutely amazing!

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  37. Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and am your newest follower!

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  38. This is SUCH a cute idea! I never would have thought. :)

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  39. Very cool! I have a bag of bottle caps I've been collecting now I have an idea to go with them! Thanks for joining the Earth Day Challenge!

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  40. This is super cute! I am going to try your technique :) You make it sound so easy!

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