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)
Plastic Pearls or buttons (optional)
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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