Friday, February 20, 2015

Bottle Cap Ring Tutorial - Courtesy of Cat Morley


Hi guys!
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, wonderful Cat of Cut Out + Keep is promoting the release of her new book and as a gift she offers this superb tutorial for making a bottle cap ring. This is a unique way of showing off vacation snaps. So let's begin!


 
 
What you need:
- a photo (see tip below)
- sticker paper
- bottle cap
- contact paper
- 2" (2.5 cm) plastic disc
- ring base
-craft knife
- dimensional glue
- hot glue gun
 
Follow the steps below:

 
This could also be an interesting pendant :)
For my bottle cap ring, I used an image I cut out from vintage paper and since I didn't have any dimensional glue at hand (but was itching to try this myself right then) I used liquid silicone glue which took ages to dry and when it did it left bubbles inside. However, I think the bubbles add it up to the cuteness and I love how it turned out. Next time I try this, I would use dimensional glue for neater effect!
 
Thank you Cat for letting us use your fantastic tutorial!
If you want to buy the book and try any of the 50  projects included, you can do so here


21 comments:

Divya N said...

resin will give the best effect but DM also works. Pop the bottle in a can of hot (not boiling) water for a minute to reduce bubbles

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for the helpful tip Divya!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for the helpful tip Divya!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Fantastic! What a fun project, it turned out great - I can't see any bubbles.

Agy Lee said...

This is a great idea. I think it would work great with bits of scrap fabric or lace!

handmade by amalia said...

A great idea! And offers so many possibilities! The only thing I've ever done with metal caps is a menorah, using them for candle holders. And I have a whole bag of the stuff. Somewhere.
Amalia
xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

The bottle cap ring is a cute idea and fun!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you KJ!

Little Treasures said...

Now that you mention it Agy I think that would work out fabulously!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Amalia :)

Little Treasures said...

It really is Julie :)

Kristen Campbell said...

Fantastic idea and such a unique piece! Thanks so much for joining us over at the #HomeMattersParty - be sure to send your blogging friends our way! And we hope to see YOU again next week!

Ira Huberts said...

Totally fabulous Maya, love this recycled bottle cap, you have turned it into something really special!

Ira’s Crea Corner

Kathryn Senior said...

Perfect upcycling project!!! Love it xxx

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Kathryn!

Ginx Craft said...

What a cute idea.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for having me Kristen

Little Treasures said...

xoxoxo

Little Treasures said...
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Little Treasures said...

Thanx!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so pretty. I've always wanted to try to make some.