Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial

RRR Tute 03Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial for RRR

Hello again, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s my turn to be up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  I just love all those cute bottle cap embellishments that can be found on so many projects.  They are often just the right little “something” to finish a project off.  But, those cute embellies can get a little pricey, so when I was cleaning up after a recent birthday party, instead of throwing the bottle caps into the trash, I set them aside and decided to figure out how to make my own.  And I’m sharing that info with you in a bottle cap embellishment tutorial.

Here’s a fresh, fun fall birthday card that I made with Webster’s Pages Family Traditions/Harvest paper that I found while  organizing my paper stash.  The card is 5 1/2″ square and made with just that one piece of paper and teal cardstock…and fabulous ribbon from RRR, of course!

RRR Tute 01I love the way the brown plaid ribbon looks when combined with the bright, bold colors of the Apple Green Swiss Dot Ribbon.  They are the perfect ribbon combo for these papers.  And here’s a closer look at that fabby bottle cap embellie.

RRR Tute 02Once you’ve made one of these, you’ll want to make a hundred!  It’s just sooo easy.

RRR Bottle Cap tute01Start by gathering up some bottle caps.  You’ll have to do the hard work of drinking the beverage all by yourself, I am afraid.

RRR Bottle Cap tute03Use a 1″ punch to create a cardstock circle that will act as the new liner for your bottle cap.

RRR Bottle Cap tute04Flip it over and attach some foam adhesive to make it pop up from the base of the cap.  Stick it in and press firmly to secure it to the base of the bottle cap.

RRR Bottle Cap tute07Now, you can use a printed paper and just add a button or flower at this point and then skip to the next step if you want.  But I wanted to add an image from the paper , so I cut out this darling little birdie and added it to the mix.

RRR Bottle Cap tute08I traced around the edges of the bird and just fussy cut his little wings and tail, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink.  Put some foam dimensionals on the reverse side then add him to your bottle cap.

RRR Bottle Cap tute09 I treated him with a little Stickles, just to fancy him up a bit.

RRR Bottle Cap tute10Then I filled the entire cap with this Clear Hold Adhesive.  Glossy Accents works great, but I just happened to have this on my desk, so that is what I used.  I know it looks cloudy in the photo, but I just set it aside and let it dry overnight and it was clear and shiny by morning.  Then I added it to my card with my trusty hot glue gun.

RRR Tute 03This is an easel card, so he helps hold the front flap open for display.  This is what the card looks like when it is closed for delivery.

RRR Tute 06I used some itty bitty Wild Orchid Craft Sweetheart Blossoms to decorate my tag, and added a few Stickles to my card focal as well.  Here’s a peeky at the inside:

RRR Tute 05It’s vintage fresh and perfect for fall birthdays!  I hope you enjoyed this simple bottle cap embellishment tutorial, and will find lots of uses for them in your own crafting.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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5 thoughts on “Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial

  1. Pattie Jns

    Good Morning, Kathy, AH! this is adorable, an thanks for the tutorial on the bottle caps. Not in my collection, well yet anyway. cute Cute Cute…..have a good day.
    PS: thanks for the prayers, will need them . …..huggs.

  2. Robin

    Thanks for sharing how to make a bottle cap embellie! Love that happy little bird! Your card is so sweet – just like you!

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